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How to open your remote control

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dvrtalker, Oct 7, 2007.

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  1. Oct 7, 2007 #1 of 24
    dvrtalker

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    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.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2007 #2 of 24
    gblues

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    Is there any particular reason I'd want to do this?
     
  3. Oct 8, 2007 #3 of 24
    personman

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    A better question would be "why wouldn't you want to do this?" ;)
     
  4. Oct 8, 2007 #4 of 24
    HolmesCo

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    gee thanks! Now do you know how I can get my electric can opener apart? Thats about as useful. :lol:
     
  5. Oct 8, 2007 #5 of 24
    Greg Alsobrook

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    a better way to open your remote...


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  6. Oct 8, 2007 #6 of 24
    ATARI

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    Or just throw it really hard against a brick wall -- no other tools required! :)
     
  7. Oct 8, 2007 #7 of 24
    Ken S

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    If you have young children you need to learn how to open things up and clean/dry them. Thanks for the info, DVRTalker.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2007 #8 of 24
    Tom Robertson

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    Welcome to the posting part of DBStalk, dvrtalker! :welcome_s

    And Ken S nailed the answer to "Why?" perfectly. Kids. :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  9. Oct 8, 2007 #9 of 24
    Coastsider

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    To install tiny little springs on each of the keys to eliminate switch bounce?
     
  10. dvrtalker

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    I wanted to open mine because i had dropped it so many times that there was a little rattle inside. Turns out the rattle was one of the drops of heavy glue they use. The glue had come loose.
     
  11. flipptyfloppity

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    Wow, I'm going to open mine up now and disconnect the "active" button.

    Pressing that button not only doesn't take me anywhere useful, but it blows away my live buffer too.
     
  12. DrummerBoy523

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    The exact reason I came looking for this thread - my 5 year old has dropped the remote so much that something had come loose - luckily just glue!! Thanks dvrtalker - you're a lifesaver!
     
  13. glennb

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    I'm surprised someone hasn't jumped in and said - This will VIOLATE your lease agreement !! :nono2:
     
  14. tcusta00

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    Remotes aren't leased, they're owned. :)
     
  15. glennb

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    Gee thanks !

    Didn't know that !

    :D
     
  16. btmoore

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    I have been considering opening mine to deactivate the interactive button. That damn button has caused me nothing but pain when at night I accidentally hit it and lose my SLB. What a useless feature, I already have a guide so I don't need them pushing content ideas on me, I get my weather by looking out the window, being on the internet, or reading a paper, I don't need my DVR telling me my future, and the lottery is for fools.
     
  17. Greg Alsobrook

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    you shouldn't lose your SLB by hitting the 'active' button as long as you just hit 'exit' to get back out...
     
  18. johnck78

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    Grandparents too!! My grandfather gets more cookie crumbs in his than my kids do!! :)
     
  19. Smuuth

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    Not if you have the protection plan... "Hello, my remote quit working...Please send me a new one." :)
     
  20. btmoore

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    I won't argue with you that you "shouldn't" but the fact is you do.
     
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