killed the peanut!

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by vigfoot, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. vigfoot

    vigfoot New Member

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    I dropped the remote for the 1,000th time and i think it's dead.

    took it apart but i really don't know what i'm looking for...put everything back and still nothing.

    almost seems like the batteries don't make contact- no light when i press any button.

    any idears, fellers? :confused:
     
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Replace it! It's not worth the trouble to troubleshoot.
     
  3. dtremain

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    You beat me to it.
     
  4. vigfoot

    vigfoot New Member

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    yeah...i have another but i think it's a "special" remote- it's very slow and the buttons have to be mashed before they work.

    damn...it was a silver one. i like the silver ones. :( :p
     
  5. dtremain

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    Buy a remote. If you are looking for a good universal remote that feels a lot like the peanut, I would recommend the Harmony 670. I love my 660 that I've had over a year.
     
  6. captain_video

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    You can get silver peanut remotes on ebay for about $3.99. They were marketed with the UK Tivos but they'll work with any Tivo. I don't know if it's the same silver remote you're referring to but, with a few exceptions, all Tivo remotes work exactly the same.
     
  7. jporter12

    jporter12 TiVo changed my life

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    Killing the peanut is the first step to recovery!

    I recommend something like the Harmony, or one of the Sony programmable universal remotes. I have the older RM-AV3000 and would have nothing else. Looks like they're going pretty cheap on ebay.

    Also, the peanut's are really cheap on ebay, also.
     
  8. vigfoot

    vigfoot New Member

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    it's alive! :up:

    the coiled battery connector thingy was misaligned, thus no contact, thus no juice.

    wahoo!


    btw, these things don't sell for $3.99 on ebay. more like $20+ when all things are considered.

    while we're on the subject- why does my other peanut require a serious pressing down of the buttons in order to make it work? the silver one works alot easier.
     
  9. mrmike

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    I had one that was like this, it turned out someone had spilled into it. Taking it apart and cleaning the conductive plastic/rubber thingys on the back of the buttons did wonders. YMMV.
     
  10. Javaman

    Javaman One Coffee IV please

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    I've had several, new out of the box act sluggishly and require hard pressing. It seems more like a manufacturing defect then contamination. They were packaged with new series one standalone models.
     
  11. extension 721

    extension 721 Minor Deity of TV

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    once upon a time I dropped my favorite video game controller, and it stopped working...opened it up, the corner of the circuitboard was broken off. I used two jumper wires, scraped and soldered what WAS a printed circuit with good ol' copper wire!

    This at age 12.

    Worked fine.
     
  12. vigfoot

    vigfoot New Member

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    Same here re: the one I mentioned above. After I thought the silver one was dead, I pulled one out of the box of one of my backup units and it's a PITA to operate.
     

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