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Tips on how to repair a Remote controller.

Before you throw away your old remote have a try with these tips: First of all remove the panel by using a sharp knife on the sides, come have screws inside the battery chamber.Once remvoed you can find the main board on which is the circuit and the carbon pads. Solder the IC the crystal, the IR LED, the driver out transistor.
make sure the battery voltage goes to the IC and there is no track loss/break.If battery had leaked into make sure to clean well with petrol and insulate after soldering with varnish.
With the battery connected check the voltage on the IC, press a pad and check for the output at IR led.
Now use a IR detector with a multimeter( in Ohms range) to see the voltage change when the remote is pressed.
Now try this on or change the crystal or IC, to get your remote working again.

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Does anyone know how to open the case of Philips TV remote control RC4401?


This remote control is not clicked as you may expect, it's been screwed inside.
To open the remote control, you have to gently peel off the front gray panel using a unsharp knife, beginning to the top (near the power button).
Once removed, you can access to 10 small screws that holds the blue frame (partly visible on the edge).
Once opened you can access to the electronic and the buttons.
Then you will certainly be disappointed to discover that some buttons (the Power for example) are not reparable. A small pin breaks when excessive force is applied. Gluing this pin does not help either.
This is a throw away remote control, better buy a universal that does the most used functions.

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If that doesn't work, then, assuming it is a phillips screw, it is easy to drill it out. Just use a drill that is smaller than the screw head, but larger than screw shaft. Be EXTRA CAREFUL to not get metal filings in the machine. I usually have a powerful shop vac right at the drill bit to suck away the metal filings.
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how do i replace the front driver's side window motor on my 2007 nissan versa


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How do you open up a Sony rm-gd008 remote for cleaning?


  1. Maybe worth a shot, carefully thou
  2. Remove 2 * screws under battery cover
  3. front of remote: slide down the bottom cover (where rec, pause, etc option is)
  4. push both egdes of the slide area outwards, to totally remove this slide cover
  5. further more, now push both the above slide edges even more .. till bottom of (front face) cover loosens up. Whilst lifting this only a little at a time ...
  6. Gently remove /loosens only lower ends (only at this stage) of the 2 silver edge stripes... by .. lifting up (away from face of remote) ..whilst .. moving them outwards. ** i.e up, then outwards) Do not remove top edge of silver tip yet
  7. start separating left n right egdes with sharp flat point from under silver side strip, " digging" downwards towards bottom of remote
  8. At this point, the top edge of remote may be separated, but not necessary.. if you can pull insides out from bottom, PREFFERED OR .. can be done by:
  9. using flat edge - loosen/pry 1cm from corner on top tip of edge left n right digging downwards n outwards towards bottom of remote .. enough gap to use a little pressure if you must
  10. then if feasible, separate remote face .. also 1cm from right n left corner alongst each side from top corner
  11. .. now can remove silver side strip completey.
  12. Hope this helps, cheers

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