TiVo Community
TiVo Community
TiVo Community
Go Back   TiVo Community > Main TiVo Forums > TiVo Roamio DVRs
TiVo Community
Reply
Forum Jump
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 06-13-2014, 07:55 PM   #1
kdmorse
Registered User
 
kdmorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Germantown, MD
Posts: 4,305
Roamio Remote Battery Door!

This would be the 9'th tivo I have purchased and set up, and the first one that is defeating me.

How the hell do you open the battery compartment on the remote (default that comes with a Roamio Pro)?

The cover doesn't obviously slide one way or another. There's kinda a lip on one side you can press or pull, but I don't want to do either with too much force. And without knowing which way it goes, I don't know if I'm not pushing hard enough, or if there's a hidden latch, or.... I can't find anything in the materials that ship with it (a simple picture would help so much), or see it in any of the various unboxing videos I've skimmed.

I'm feeling so stupid right now...

Help?


__________________
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"
"Stop slouching! It's two O'clock in the afternoon, PUT PANTS ON!"
"Statistically speaking, there are two Popes per square kilometer in Vatican City..."
kdmorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2014, 08:22 PM   #2
poppagene
User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 713
Quote:
Originally Posted by kdmorse View Post
How the hell do you open the battery compartment on the remote (default that comes with a Roamio Pro)?

There's kinda a lip on one side you can press or pull, but I don't want to do either with too much force.
pull
poppagene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2014, 08:26 PM   #3
kdmorse
Registered User
 
kdmorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Germantown, MD
Posts: 4,305
Quote:
Originally Posted by poppagene View Post
pull
Ahh, it peels open like a banana! Thanks!

(Already have guided setup running using a different remote - now I can switch to the right one)
__________________
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"
"Stop slouching! It's two O'clock in the afternoon, PUT PANTS ON!"
"Statistically speaking, there are two Popes per square kilometer in Vatican City..."
kdmorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2014, 10:56 PM   #4
moonscape
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 401
Ha! Now I don't feel so stupid for wrestling with it when it first arrived. At least you have more courage for asking the question. Me - I just paced around stupidly doing battle until it finally popped open!
moonscape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 09:21 AM   #5
deoliveiraf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3
Maybe I am a little slow here, but I am almost cutting my finger on the lip portion trying to pull it down. Seems like I am applying too much force to open it. Any better advice than just "Pull".
deoliveiraf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 10:18 AM   #6
L David Matheny
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SE Ohio
Posts: 1,272
Quote:
Originally Posted by deoliveiraf View Post
Maybe I am a little slow here, but I am almost cutting my finger on the lip portion trying to pull it down. Seems like I am applying too much force to open it. Any better advice than just "Pull".
Hook your fingertip under the end with the gap, pull straight out away from the body of the remote, and it should pop open.
L David Matheny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 10:36 AM   #7
telemark
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 893
Tivo's wording: I can't open the battery cover
The Roamio Remote has a slightly different battery cover than previous TiVo remote controls. Instead of sliding the battery cover, place a finger in the indentation at the bottom of the battery cover. Then pull the cover out away from the remote.
telemark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 10:43 AM   #8
deoliveiraf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3
Thanks "L David Matheny".
Due to my compulsive nail biting, I was able to just another tool and it popped right open.
Thanks!!
deoliveiraf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 10:45 AM   #9
Balzer
Registered User
 
Balzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Posts: 152
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by telemark View Post
Tivo's wording: I can't open the battery cover
The Roamio Remote has a slightly different battery cover than previous TiVo remote controls. Instead of sliding the battery cover, place a finger in the indentation at the bottom of the battery cover. Then pull the cover out away from the remote.
Or you can do what I do several times a week it seems. Drop it off the arm of the couch onto the hardwood floor and the cover will conveniently pop off. As an added bonus, the batteries will usually spill out for you too.
__________________
Jeff

Mini (Nov '14 - ??)
Roamio Plus (Sep '14 - ??)
Roamio (Sep '13 - ??)
Premiere(Jul '12 - ??)
Premiere(Aug '11 - Nov '14)
TiVo HD (Jul '07 - July '12)
TiVo S1 (Aug '01 - July '07)
Balzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Forum Jump







Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Advertisements





TiVo Community
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media

(C) 2015 DBNet - All Rights Reserved. No information may be posted elsewhere without written permission.
TiVoŽ is a registered trademark of TiVo Inc. This site is not owned or operated by TiVo Inc.
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:22 AM.