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Slide Remote Corrosion

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Wil, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Sorry Wil,
    I guess I qualify as "well meaning" but certainly not an expert on that new remote anyway which I don't have and couldn't even find good closeup pictures of. It is possible that Tivo did use some type of ultrasonic "welding" to finish the casing. If they did that, then drilling might be your ownly hope, but somehow I doubt it. If they weren't so pricey, I would be tempted to buy one just to experiment on. Anyway, good luck.
  2. Wil

    Wil Senile Member

    Sep 26, 2002
    Working fine now; happy with the dollars saved and the challenge of it. Obviously, as has been stated, it would have been a lot more logical just to throw it away and throw away some money for a new one. I'm just not built like that.

    Got hold of the dremel today. Made a hole where I described, enough to pry the case apart, eventually. A real mess inside, not volumes of foam as I had expected but a thin white film over everything. Quite a bit of time with qtips and hydrogen peroxide.

    So I have an ugly hole at the bottom, otherwise I'm whole.

    I had tried a bunch of tools to get a seam open without the hole, and as I looked at it opened up it really should be possible to pry into there without the hole. I guess starting over again I'd be more aggressive about jamming some razor blades or something in there to get an initial separation wide enough for a thin-bladed screwdriver. But I'm just happy it's done.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
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  3. ClearToLand

    ClearToLand Old !*#$% Tinkerer!

    Jul 9, 2001
    Central Jersey
    Great News!!! :thumbsup:

    If at all possible, a photo of the separated halves would be appreciated for future reference.

    When some folks 'break' open an external HDD case, they sometimes post a photo of the hidden tabs. Knowing in advance where they are sometimes aids in guessing where to apply pressure and jam in the old credit cards / guitar picks.

    I still have to GOOGLE: "Hydrogen peroxide alkaline leak"

    but it's excellent news to hear / read that it worked out for you. :)

    Thanks for the feedback.
  4. Wil

    Wil Senile Member

    Sep 26, 2002
    I should have thought of that. I'm not anxious at the moment to open it up again right now.

    I don't remember any specific tabs. The difficult portions were at the tips, even once started.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  5. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    And you'll have the pride, every time you use the remote, in knowing that you repaired it. :)

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