Roamio Remote Problems

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by chris walsh, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. chris walsh

    chris walsh New Member

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    I've had a Roamio and two minis for about a year now. Over that time, all three of the remotes have failed -- stopped responding/lighting up even with new batteries. For the first one, I assumed it was dropped and something got knocked loose, but tonight one died in my hands. Opened guide, then boom, it's dead. Fortunately my old Series 2 remotes are still working ten years later. Has anyone had similar problems with Roamio remotes? All three units were purchased at different times, from different places...am surprised by the 100% failure rate. Am buying a couple of cheap universal remotes tomorrow and then may try to open up one or two of the dead remotes to see if I can find out what went wrong.
     
  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    FYI... cheap replacement for RF Roamio remotes...

     
  3. chris walsh

    chris walsh New Member

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    Thanks - this is a great resource...will definitely get a couple. Separately, the remote that died came back to life after I left the batteries out overnight, so it may be a software bug rather than a hardware problem. Glad I didn't tear it apart yet.
     
  4. tampa8

    tampa8 Official Tivo User

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    I have experienced this. I realize it isn't working when the volume doesn't change, then realize no buttons are working. Taking out the batteries waiting a moment or two then replacing fixes it till next time.
     

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