Here are great ways you can get to the root of your remote controller's problem and then initiate necessary action. Fixing a remote control is easier than you thought!
Things You'll Need
- A broken remote controller
- A camera phone
- Fully charged batteries.
One of the most common problems that occur to remote controllers is that their batteries run dry. So, if your remote controller does not respond, the first thing you must do is to replace the batteries.
If you don't have any batteries at that instant, then just switching the batteries will act as a short term replacement!
If replacing the batteries the batteries doesn't work, the next thing you need to check is whether the problem is with the remote controller or the television's receiver.
To check this, put your phone in camera mode and now point the remote towards the camera and press a button. If you see any red light on your phone's screen, then the remote is emitting the signals properly. The problem might be with the television's receiver.
One more that commonly happens is that the 'eye' of the remote, the main component that emits the signals, breaks when the remote is dropped. so shake the remote, if you hear the sound of anything broken inside, it is likely to be the eye.
You can either dismantle the remote and solder the eye yourself or seek technical help.
Tips & Warnings
- Always protect your remote controllers with a case, this way even if you drop it, the impact and stress on the remote is reduced greatly.
- Replace the batteries of the remote regularly.
- Dismantling the remote isn't the best option as there are many small parts inside and can be dangerous.
- A solder gun has to be handles with the utmost of care.
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