Wont read the remote
Hi, I may have the answer, it sounds like the remote may be broke. They are expensive if I'm not mistaken so repairing it is my advice. there are only 4 parts to them, the upper and lower halves of the case, the keypad, and the circuit board. The 2 to 3 things that can go wrong with a remote are the battery terminal/s being corroded due to a leaked battery, the keypad has contamination on the backside where it contacts the circuit board and-in some remotes-a " ceramic filter " a kind of "chicklet" looking component on the circuit board that can actually break apart on the inside if the remote is dropped just right or too often( this can be determined by removing batteries and tapping or shaking remote-if you hear a small rattle this may be culprit-although disassembly has been required to tap the ceramic filter itself to hear the rattle) . Repairing the batteries terminal is as easy as it sounds-just look for a greenish or whitish foreign substance on the springs/contacts-and clean off enough to reestablish a good connection with the battery( rule of thumb-if there is metal showing on the contacts where the battery touches, they're clean enough). repairing the keypad if dirty is a little harder, just because it involves disassembling remote,remove screws ( maybe located inside of battery compartment ) gently pry open case ( may involve working around the edge between the two halves for a ways to get it to split) remove circuit board, clean the little dots behind each button with some rubbing alcohol-clean the little maze like looking gold colored paths on circuit board the same way. To fix a broken ceramic filter you'll actually need to find an orphaned remote control that you can cannibalize for its ceramic ceramic filter. just unsolder old one-solder in new one. Sorry for the short story sized solution, trying to be thorough for you. I hope this was useful, please comment back to let us know and thanks for choosing FixYa, good luck-Prodzilla
Apr 24, 2011 |
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