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Remote Control Unit

I have a remote control unit RC-39173N for Durabrand Model HT3917, Home Theater System. The remote quit working. I checked the fuse on the woofer. It's okay. I replaced the remotes batteries. There is no obstruction between the sensor on the woofer and the remote. I have turned the unit on and off several times. The woofer controls work, but not the remote. What else could be wrong?

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  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2008

    yes, same problem

  • c1caloca Jul 21, 2008

    Same problem and did the troubleshooting with no success? What's next? Can you buy it at Walmart?

  • agemo69 Aug 01, 2008

    i'll add my rant to the remote control complaints here for the durabrand model ht-3915. my remote works only sporadically, this after changing batteries often, cleaning the contacts with isopropyl alcohol. (and yes, i looked at the infra red bulb thru my video camera to check that it was functioning when a button was pressed). i've checked the electric connections, the fuse and cleaned the housing face -- all to no avail.

    this is what i get for going for cheap....er, i mean inexpensive!

    good luck everyone!


  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    I have the same problem my remote will not work I have tried what the book says but no help there. Where can I call? Or can I just get another remote?

  • earthboy Jan 18, 2009

    Before work remote was working fine, after work wouldn't work at all. Bought at Walmart there new Durabrands on display says made in China - Walmart.com. Funia is the company that this brand, I haven't figured out much more than that.Model I have is HT-3917 , Remote # 39173N

  • wfinch25 Feb 04, 2009

    My durabrand Home theater remote 3917 3N stopped working. Controls work on subwoofer unit. Need help to replace.

  • marinecowboy Feb 28, 2009

    looks like a trend with the remotes to stop working, solutions ****. IR works but how to troubleshoot??? nobody knows. well i guess we need new ones.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    i think i threw away my remote by accedent i need another one for the durabrand ht3917

  • lifeat24 May 02, 2009

    I see a constant light when I look through the camera. Does that mean the remote is still working and just needs a new lithium battery?

  • lifeat24 May 02, 2009

    I see a constant light when I look through the camera. Does this mean the remote is fine and just needs a new lithium battery?

    BTW, I tested the 3 volt battery and it still has a 2.5v charge.

  • Adam C May 06, 2015

    Same thing JUST happened to me. :/ How does the remote even come apart, anyway? I only see one screw inside the battery compartment. Removing the screw doesn't let me open it. Is it glued shut around the perimeter? Or is it supposed to squeeze open, or perhaps it has tabs that let you slide it open?? I never wanted a remote control to work again so badly!

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Get a digital camera or mobile phone with the camera and the remote,watch trough the camera the remote( aim the remote to the camera like its the sub) and start pushing buttons on the remote.If the remote is OK you'll see flashing light of its IR led on your camera display.If there is no light the remote is broken

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  • Adam C May 06, 2015

    Many modern digital cameras (including phone cameras) come with infrared filters now, so this tip won't necessarily work.

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How would i go about fixing it

Posted on May 03, 2008

Hey thanks, ya it's broken

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