3 Peanut remotes died in last 12 hours

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  1. Oct 3, 2007 #1 of 11
    Spiderm0n

    Spiderm0n Large Member

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    All my remotes just died for no reason. It is not a battery issue. What is happening and is there any fix????????
     
  2. Oct 3, 2007 #2 of 11
    grecorj

    grecorj Well-Known Member

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    2 suggestions:

    Use the controls on the box itself to go to the system info screen and then try a remote.

    If you have a remote that has a sat/tv switch in the middle, make sure it is on sat.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2007 #3 of 11
    dtremain

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    I know the remotes are IR, not RF, but is there anything new in the environment that could be interfering with all three.

    As I said, since they are IR, I can't imagine what.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2007 #4 of 11
    ST1100A

    ST1100A New Member

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    Try this - remove all remotes from the room except the one you are testing - a stuck button on a remote will "jam" the system and not allow it to work.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2007 #5 of 11
    phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    Plasma TV's can induce IR interference, as can compact florescent bulbs.

    Any IR remote with a stuck key, or wedged under a sofa cushion, can put enough stray IR interference into the room to mess with other remotes ability.


    phox
     
  6. Oct 3, 2007 #6 of 11
    Havana Brown

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    Please don't invite me for dinner at your house. ;)
     
  7. Oct 3, 2007 #7 of 11
    Matt9876

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    Once killed two remotes in one day by petting a cat with the remote controls.

    Static charge killed them both.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2007 #8 of 11
    John T Smith

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    Hmm... I don't try and change channels with the cat's brush, so the idea of brushing a cat with a remote has never crossed my mind... but now I know it is a BAD idea!
     
  9. Oct 3, 2007 #9 of 11
    Havana Brown

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    The cat and the remote??? :eek:

    :D
     
  10. Spiderm0n

    Spiderm0n Large Member

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    I watched one of the remotes die in my hands (sounds dramatic, I know). The red light was slightly less bright each time I pushed a button, and after 5 clicks there was no light whatsoever. I have 2 units and 3 remotes... make that three peanut shaped bricks. I fear I am screwed!!!!!!
     
  11. willardcpa

    willardcpa QUASI-OMNISCIENT

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    Put the batteies in backwards and push a button or two and then put them back right. This "trick" has been used in the past by some to "reset" the remotes, I've done it with a couple of mine and it doesn't harm them.
     

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