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Hopper Remote Control

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by fwampler, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. fwampler

    fwampler Legend

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    The skip forward 30 sec button on my RC is beginning to feel sticky like the return mechanism is losing its spring. I've used the remote about 2 months now.

    Anybody else seeing this? Are there alternatives for obtaining a new/replacement remote or might they do the same in 2 months or so? Is anyone's not behaving this way? Any constructive information would be appreciated.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    check its batteries first, they could be low in capacity by various reasons
     
  3. saberfly

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    I doubt batteries would make buttons not spring back properly. I've had mine for a long time and they still feel fine. Have kids spilled anything in them? Soda?
     
  4. some guy

    some guy Godfather

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    You could also try de linking from system info and then relink to see if that helps.
     
  5. VDP07

    VDP07 Godfather

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    Not uncommon for remote buttons to get "sticky". Call DISH and explain that some of the buttons are not functioning and they will send you a new one. If you have Service Plan on your account, it will be free, otherwise they may or may not charge you for the shipping.
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    there is well know side effect when plastic part of the remote emanate sort of "glue" to PCB with pads; it wouldn't be so hard to open it and remove the residue
     
  7. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    I have seen this before with other people's remotes. Mine never have that issue but I've told people to use cornstarch and that does the trick.
     
  8. fwampler

    fwampler Legend

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    Thanks for the prompt replies. I'll try simple first. Will let you know the results how this turn out.
     
  9. fwampler

    fwampler Legend

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    You were absolutely correct. New remote is on the way. Will arrive in two days by Blue UPS. No charge as I do have the service plan (4 month requirement).

    I have a MyDish internet account. I strongly recommend everyone getting and using one. I logged into my account. Started chat mode with technician and had the remote ordered and on its way in about 5 minutes. I also use MyDish account for viewing perks, specials, scheduling programs, timer maintenance, etc. Seems like most anything can be accomplished from this account.

    Needless to say that I am super pleased with Dish network support and capabilities. Well done.
     

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