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Unusual remote problem
Posted 18 October 2010 - 07:40 AM
Remote is a R65, just three months old. Receiver is a SD D12-100. Seems to be a remote problem, as the receiver would respond to front panel controls.
Anyone else has this happen?
Posted 18 October 2010 - 07:52 AM
DirecTV customer since 1996 - Current :Slimline 3 SWM, HR24-100 Component cables to 46" Samsung LCD & Optical Cable to Yamaha AVR, H21-200 HDMI to Yamaha AVR & HDMI to 52" Mitsubishi LCD
Posted 18 October 2010 - 07:56 AM
Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:18 AM
I usually roll the batteries in the remote before I commit replacing them in the event that something like this has happened.
With modern Duracell alkaline batteries, if they seem to be swelling, replace them before they rupture. Because all of my AA and AAA battery ruptures have been Duracell alkalines, I use other brands in those applications. It matters less to me how long they last if they end up taking the device with them.
Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:25 AM
In other words, who knows?
Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:48 AM
Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:53 AM
In your case, when you first replaced the batteries, the power may not have been removed long enough to reset the microprocessor. When you put the old ones back in, you may have take a little longer to do so, and the microprocessor reset itself.
I think this kind of problem will happen very, very rarely, but if it does happen again, try taking the batteries out for about 2 minutes or so, and then put them back in. Of course, like me, the first action would be to replace the batteries since that is the most probable reason.
One other possibility (not your case). Remotes have crystals (part of the clockwork for their microprocessors). If a remote (or other device with a crystal) is dropped hard enough, the crystal can be damaged - end of story. I've seen this happen with radio equipment. The drop has to be pretty hard and just the right way to cause damage, so don't go throwing your remote against the wall when the other team scores!
Edited by RBTO, 18 October 2010 - 10:56 AM.
Posted 18 October 2010 - 02:57 PM
Thanks to all for input!