How to Repair a Remote Control

Introduction: How to Repair a Remote Control

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Hello! friends

Welcome to my another DIY "How to repair a remote control" project. In this project i'm going to show you how to repair any remote in 5 easy steps. If your remote control buttons not working properly don't worry, it will be fixed.

So, let's get started.

Step 1: Materials

You'll need

UHU (any type of glue)

Aluminium foil


Step 2: Disassembling a Remote

Remove the batteries from remote and open it very carefully and get a rubber buttons from it.

Step 3: Gluing

Take an aluminium foil and cut the pieces according to the size of the buttons which is easily fixed into the buttons, now put the drop of UHU on those buttons, who's not working properly and then place the foil pieces on it.

Step 4: Reassembling

Now take the buttons back into the remote cover, then insert a batteries and attach the battery cover back. Your remote is ready to use.

Step 5: Testing and Finishing

Open your smartphone's camera, press the button from the remote which will not work before in front of your camera make sure the direction of IR led towards the camera. As you can see it's working properly.

Now your remote will be fixed.

I hope you guys like it.


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    5 years ago

    The foil idea definitely works: I have used it to fix our TV remote volume buttons. The only problem is that I have not been able to get the foil to stay stuck on.

    I've used both superglue and UHU with the same results. I have a feeling that this is possibly because our foil is "non-stick" as I realised today. Ordinary foil may be better

    Having seen Antzy Carmasaic's comment (and then DabeAltis's) in, I've just applied a dab of UHU to each button's pad and sprinkled powdered pencil graphite over them while the glue was still wet. I then tamped the powder into the glue with the graphite end of the pencil. Experimentation proved that one needs to carefully remove all the powder fromeverywhere except the pads (using acetone or isopropyl alcohol rather than water).

    The remote now works perfectly again. We'll see how long it lasts...


    5 years ago

    Thanks for this tip. Our remote has become almost totally useless. Hopefully we can now restore it.

    Asadullah Mughal
    Asadullah Mughal

    Reply 5 years ago

    thanks and i hope you like it