Instructions on how to open the rectangle RC34 remote control. 1. On the back of the remote control, remove the battery cover. 2. Remove the batteries. 3. Remove the two screws at the very bottom of the remote. 4. Turn the remote to the front side. 5. Carefully pry the oval cover off (the top is where the square stop button is -- the bottom is where the three colored circles are). This cover just snaps in place. 6. Once the cover is removed you will see four screws. Remove these screws. 7. Starting from the bottom, lift the top (gray) cover from the bottom (black) cover. Note that it snaps into place near the bottom and the top needs to be lifted up and towards the top.