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Tivo slide remote amber light stays on!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by hansende, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. larrs

    larrs Movie Fan-Addict

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    Some troubleshooting steps I have found:

    1. Take the batteries out and leave them out overnight to fully discharge the unit (seems to hold a bit of charge), sounds weird but several people reported this fixing their issue.

    2. Reset the remote: Hold Tivo and pause buttons until red light comes on. Press "0", light should blink. You'll need to reprogram your TV, stereo or other codes.

    2. Disassemble the unit and reseat the daughter card inside:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fsanRaqjTNc
     
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    I have had to take these things apart bunches of times. I finally used a hot glue gun to keep the card in place. Kids/dogs/hardwood floors used to cause this to come loose a few times a year...
     
  3. camdecoster

    camdecoster New Member

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    Did anyone ever find out a solution? I've read about daughter boards falling out, cables getting cut and buttons getting stuck. Has anyone fixed their slide remote after the amber light was on all the time?
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I don't mean to sound snarky, but it sounds as though the solution really is to learn how to take it apart and fix it yourself.

    Or pay for a new replacement and see if anyone wants to buy the old one "as-is" and have a go at fixing it themselves.
     
  5. camdecoster

    camdecoster New Member

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    I believe that you're correct. I'll try to find another one.
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Feel free to mail me the old one to play with.

    :D
     
  7. camdecoster

    camdecoster New Member

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    Oh sure. It's already in the mail.
     
  8. leiff

    leiff Member

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    mine had this problem. I took the batteries out and left alone for a couple of weeks, then put batteries back in and problem is gone.
     
  9. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I don't think you'd have to wait a couple weeks though. All that should be needed is for all the capacitors to drain, unless there's some kind of internal battery with non-volatile memory and you have to wait for the battery to die, but that could take years, not a couple weeks. :)
     
  10. leiff

    leiff Member

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    I tried leaving the batteries out just for a couple days but that didn't fix it. my guess was since it was my sister's remote she spilled something gummy in it and it took a bunch of days for it to work itself out
     

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