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Remote or Reciever?

Hi. My remote appears to stop working randomly, yet even with fresh batteries, and aiming at my computer webcam, i can see the infra-red on the remote is steady white then off every 2 seconds, then back the remote junk or is my reciever bo longer receiving the signal?

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  • blade613 Sep 08, 2007

    Thanks, but i fixed it.
    According to other forums, the IR reciever on the recievers front panel circuit board has cold breaks in the solder.

    You can tell if this is your problem if light tapping on the front panel of the reciever makes the remote control work again.

    I resoldered the three contact points on the recievers front panel IR and it works like a charm.....

    I have a pic of the cold breaks before i resoldered them.....



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I had this problem and clearly saw the three solder joints had the telltail rings as indentified by blade613. Resolder them and so far so good. Thanks a million blade613, I had been trying to solve this problem for a year.

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It could be the receiver LED. But I would try cleaning the remote pads first and infrared LED.

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