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Old 09-09-2012, 01:37 PM   #1
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Steady Amber Light On Regular Remote SOLVED

I dropped my remote and then when I used it the amber light on top of the TiVo button remained on for about a minute and the TiVo box yellow circle flashed, but the box did not respond to any command, even to turn off the TV or change the volume.

I checked the manual and there was nothing regarding the light staying on for a minute with no response. Instead it said if the TiVo did not respond to the remote I should power cycle the box. But the signal was fine and the yellow circle (beside the green circle) on the box did blink every time I pressed a button on the remote. I changed the batteries, thinking it was a low battery thing. Same behavior.

Again, NO MENTION of this behavior in the user manual.

In the online forums the responses to the a steady amber light on the remote suggested a broken remote (seems to happen a lot with the Slide?) that had to be replaced. One post suggested a broken solder, so I went to look at the remote to find out how I could open it and try to find the broken solder and possibly repair it.

In the course of examining the remote I noticed that that the Clear button was jammed down. I unjammed it and the remote control returned to working normally.

A simple fix, but given how so very important a remote is I would hope that the next version of the user manual might mention checking for a stuck button.

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Old 09-10-2012, 07:26 AM   #2
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Isn't the best solution to not drop the remote?

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:27 AM   #3
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I would label this "Remote 101".

1- check batteries.
2- check buttons.
3- think about opening/reprogramming/new remote.

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Old 09-10-2012, 11:48 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by jrtroo View Post
I would label this "Remote 101".

1- check batteries.
2- check buttons.
3- think about opening/reprogramming/new remote.
Didn't you forgot the the step between 2 and 3 to throw remote against wall?

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Old 09-10-2012, 01:41 PM   #5
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Actually another trick that people might not know... If you install the batteries backwards it resets the remote completely and can clear up all sorts of weird remote errors. Although I don't know if that applies to the Slide, so no guarantees if you're going to try this with a Slide.


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