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Ever disassemble remote to clean it?


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#1 OFFLINE   cypherx

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:09 PM

I have a dirty RF remote and I was thinking of taking it apart to clean the button pad good and also the top shell and top slider switch.

Anyone do this before? Is it just the two screws in the battery compartment? My '0' key doesn't work so good so I'd like to clean it real good.

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#2 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:13 PM

Here is the link to the document: http://hr20.dbstalk....s/RemoteFAQ.pdf

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#3 OFFLINE   gov

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:49 PM

Treat yourself to a new one with a lighted keypad!

 

Live a little!

 

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#4 OFFLINE   djousma

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:01 PM

I tried to clean them, was more work than it was worth.  You can find brand new ones on EBAY for $4-5.   I bought 4 for $20.  Now I have a few spares.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:39 PM

I had a couple of remotes on which some of the keys no longer worked.  When I saw this thread, I followed the steps in the link provided in the second post.  It took me a maximum of, perhaps, 10 minutes, and both remotes are now working like they did when they were new.  The directions in that link were quite easy to follow, and, contrary to a couple of other posts, I found that the 10 minutes I spent was well worth the effort. 



#6 OFFLINE   cypherx

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:47 PM

Here is the link to the document: http://hr20.dbstalk....s/RemoteFAQ.pdf

Many many more here: http://www.dbstalk.c...mportant-links/



Thanks, perfect, exactly what I was looking for!

I have a harmony in the family room because I have an AVR down there as well, but in my main floor living room I just use the RF remote. I have 2 other DirecTV remotes but they aren't RF.

- > Link to my setup thread< -

My  DirecTV HD WISHLIST:  NickJR, Nicktoons, Revolt.TV, FXM, We, Oxygen, The Hub, Fuse, GSN, Sprout, GAC, Esquire, MTV2, BBC World News, Sundance, Up, Music Choice Play HD (formerly SWRV), Al Jazeera America, Military Channel, NASA

My DirecTV SD WISHLIST: MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Music Choice, Youtoo TV

 

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#7 OFFLINE   sweep49

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:20 AM

I have cleaned mine a couple of times and its worth the effort to me. Although new ones are cheap I hate to throw away something that is not really broken.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:08 AM

I've cleaned my Harmony 680 in the living room a couple of times when isolated buttons became difficult and intermittent.

 

It's not brain surgery.  As long as you aren't brutal about it, I would think you could handle it without issue.

 

Besides, what have you got to lose?  It already doesn't work right.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:15 PM

I've cleaned my Harmony 680 in the living room a couple of times when isolated buttons became difficult and intermittent.

 

It's not brain surgery.  As long as you aren't brutal about it, I would think you could handle it without issue.

 

Besides, what have you got to lose?  It already doesn't work right.

Well, I would definitely try to salvage a Harmony remote, those suckers are expensive! however a DirecTV remote, not so much


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