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Draining batteries I've had DishNetwork with the IR/UHF Pro 6.0 for many years. Everytime I put batteries in the remote, it drains the batteries within 2 days. Doesn't matter if the batteries are new, they always drain. I do not have this problem with the main remote, just the UHF remote. I assumed there is a button stuck, but I nothing seems to be stuck. PLEASE HELP!!

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  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    I have a  DishNetwork  IR/UHF Pro 6.0 . Everytime I put batteries in the remote, it drains the batteries within days. To make matters worse Dish will not replace they want to sell me another defected remote.  NUTS

  • LonnieM Jan 28, 2009

    I have the same problem with my IR/UHF PRO 4.0 draining batteries. I actually got this replaced free by dishnetwork, but now the NEW ONE IS DOING THE SAME THIMG ARGH>>>

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Remotes are about 4 years old

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Probably caused by a short inside the remote, it will need to be replaced

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