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#1 OFFLINE   jedi5

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

Ok, get all the laughs and giggles out now...

 

So this morning we're doing laundry, washing the sheets on the bed.

In taking the sheets off, we didn't notice the remote control went missing.

 

Long story short... remote control was put in the washing machine by accident.

How do I know if it is shot and need another one?

It can still turn the TV on/off no problem. 

It can't control the receiver though. 

Nothing happens.

 

Does it need to dry out?

Is it ruined?

Should I wash it again? :bink:

 

Plus side... it smells Downy fresh now!

 



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#2 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:47 PM

Try the cell phone drying method of putting it in uncooked rice; it absorbs any extra moisture.


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#3 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:18 PM

first rule: remove batteries !!!


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#4 OFFLINE   RBA

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:41 PM

Instead of washing it again throw it in the dryer.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:24 PM

You can try setting it in the sun for a day. 

If you can open the remote, you can rinse the board with Isopropyl alcohol and then let it dry then reassemble.   

There is a good chance that it is  damaged beyond easy repair especially if it went through an entire washing machine cycle. 


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#6 OFFLINE   jsk

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:10 PM

I had a USB drive that went through the washer and dryer and still works fine, but I wouldn't recommend putting it in the dryer ;)

 

Your best bet is the rice idea and let it sit for a day or so.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:21 PM

You mention it works TV, you sure its just not in TV mode? If not put in TV mode and see if ch up and down work on the TV (will probably have to be on the tuner input of TV). Could be if its an RF/UHF remote that the water has only killed that part of it.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:45 PM

LIsten to Eric Burden, he has been through the same thing.

 

 

 



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:48 PM

Thanks all the help and suggestions.

 

Yeah, it did go thru a whole washing cycle.

Surprisingly, after 4-5 hours, the remote control started working again... somewhat.

 

TV on/off worked from the get go and then later on, the receiver was working again.

A few numerical buttons still don't work but meh... better than nothing.

 

I was not expecting the remote to work at all.

Even the batteries that went thru the wash cycle were working as well.

 

Hopefully tomorrow it will be working better.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:52 PM

If you would imagine of electrolitic corrosion, then you must 1) remove batteries, 2) dismantle the remote, 3) remove water by soft cloth and give day or two for dry up (or use hair dryer).



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:05 AM

Yes, just disassemble, and use a hair dryer, then let it dry even more a day or two. 



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:07 AM

Thanks all the help and suggestions.

 

Yeah, it did go thru a whole washing cycle.

Surprisingly, after 4-5 hours, the remote control started working again... somewhat.

 

TV on/off worked from the get go and then later on, the receiver was working again.

A few numerical buttons still don't work but meh... better than nothing.

 

I was not expecting the remote to work at all.

Even the batteries that went thru the wash cycle were working as well.

 

Hopefully tomorrow it will be working better.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:29 PM

If you do call in to dish regarding this do not, i repeat do not tell them it broke because of something you did lol. It will void any chance you had at getting a free one sent out ;)



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:13 AM

So you are suggesting he lie to try to get a free replacement remote?



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

If you do call in to dish regarding this do not, i repeat do not tell them it broke because of something you did lol. It will void any chance you had at getting a free one sent out ;)

 

Yes, be careful, the tag on the remote clearly states "Dry Clean Only."


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:46 AM

Yes, be careful, the tag on the remote clearly states "Dry Clean Only."

Oh no! My tag is missing. Please tell me it's not one of those with the "Do not remove under penalty of the law" warnings.



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:54 PM

So you are suggesting he lie to try to get a free replacement remote?

 

Yep.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:19 PM

You can get one for $12.99 on EBay.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:52 PM

That's why I keep the DISH Service Protection Plan on my account.Remote quits,DISH sends me another one. :yesman:






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