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Old 06-13-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 06-13-2014, 07:22 PM   #2
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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.
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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)

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Old 06-14-2014, 09:56 PM   #4
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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!

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Old 12-24-2014, 08:21 AM   #5
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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".

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Old 12-24-2014, 09:18 AM   #6
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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.

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Old 12-24-2014, 09:36 AM   #7
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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.

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Old 12-24-2014, 09:43 AM   #8
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Thanks "L David Matheny".
Due to my compulsive nail biting, I was able to just another tool and it popped right open.
Thanks!!

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Old 12-24-2014, 09:45 AM   #9
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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.

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Obviously, nobody should need to post this question. Tivo should have recognized that this is a different (unique?) configuration for the battery door and provided some instruction with the remote.

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Old 10-28-2015, 06:11 PM   #11
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Obviously, nobody should need to post this question. Tivo should have recognized that this is a different (unique?) configuration for the battery door and provided some instruction with the remote.
Agree. It puzzled me too. A simple little sticker saying "pull here" with an arrow is all it would take.

Reminds me of typical shrink-wrap packaging. I wish the people who design it were forced to open it.

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Old 10-30-2015, 04:41 PM   #12
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What I would suggest to open the remote door, would be to put a quarter under that lip, and twist it. The cover will pop right off.

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What I would suggest to open the remote door, would be to put a quarter under that lip, and twist it. The cover will pop right off.
That'd work (I used a screwdriver). The thing is, though, without any instructions it's easy to think you might just snap off the battery door and break it. Some of them are a lot tighter than others. Once you're certain that's the proper way to remove it, it's not a problem.

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Old 10-30-2015, 06:11 PM   #14
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I also thought I was breaking it.

It's ok, and not broken, but just sayin'.

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