I was using my remote controller in the morning and it worked fine then, but then in the afternoon it just stopped working, the batteries are ok, I even put in new ones just to be sure. The transmit light on the remote turns red whenever I push a button, and the lens on the tv is clean too. There was never any problem with changing channels to show possible dying batteries, when I tried to use it in the afternoon it just wouldn't work. I used both of the blue button settings (TV and DVD) when I was trying to change channels. Unplugging and replugging the TV didn't work. AndI can't flip through chapters while I'm watching DVD's either.
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my remote will n ot work, I have changed batteries and nothing seem to work for.please can this remote be bought back to life? I see others having the same problems. will a new one work?
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Check that the remote is working. Do this by using a digital camera and point the sender at the lens . If it is working you will see a blue/red dot on the viewer screen. It will move when you move the remote. You cannot see the beam but the digital camera can and shows it up on the view finder.
It sound that your remote control need serivce. In most cases, claning it will rectfy the problem. You can get more details about how to reapair,test or clean the remote control by entering this site "Electro-help". Search for it in Google.
To confirmed if the remote control is working fine, aim the remote control sensor(IR emitter) directly to your cellphone camera. While pressing any button key on the remote control, you can see the flash of an infrared emitted by the remote control if it is working fine.
If you've confirmed that the remote control emitted an infrared but still the tv won't communicate with it, this is an indication of faulty IR sensor board of the TV. Check if there's an obstruction from the IR receiver in front. Keep away all of it, clean the plastic window of the IR receiver with soft clean cloth.
If the symptoms still persist, you have to replace the IR sensor board. Check the actual part no. of the board before ordering.
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Both the older genie and a newer chamberlain (3-4 yrs old) both run on 390Mhz frequency. sounds like you will have to change your receivers on both operators (365LM 315Mhz) then get 3 button remote so you can program both doors on one remote.
Anytime a door opens and/or closes randomly or doesn’t work consistently I look for a smashed wire between the motor unit and the wall button.
If the wire is smashed the insulation becomes so thin that power will leak thru the insulation and activate the door or interfere with the remote signal.
Loosen the staples with a small screwdriver and slide the wire about ½ inch to move any areas of thin insulation away from the staples.
The second thing would be a bad wall button or a remote with a sticking button.
Or a remote in someone’s purse that gets the button pushed by other stuff in the purse.
The test is to disconnect the push button wires at the power unit. If the self operation / interference stops you have located the problem. If you reconnect the wires and disconnect the wire at the wall button this will tell you if the problem is the wire or the button.
In your case the expansion of the wall in the afternoon may be enough to cause pressure on the wire to increase the problem – works in the morning but not the afternoon.
Also after you change the batteries you need to reprogram the remotes.