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Is there anyway to fix my remote? Answered

So I just got a new TV for Christmas (yay me), but the remote is fubar'd. If the remote and receiver are offset by more than a few degrees, it stops working. It's working far worse than a normal TV/remote does. It's a normal IR remote. Any ideas of how to fix it? Thanks!

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dedgerton
dedgerton

8 years ago

OK, I've tried replacing the batteries; didn't really help.

At this point, I don't think that there's actually anything 'wrong' with the TV or remote. I think that the angle that I'm trying to use the remote at is just too great.

A universal remote wouldn't help, the maximum usable angle is determined by the IR receiver in the TV, right?

Assuming I am correct here, I suppose that my next step will be to look at building an 'IR extender'.

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dedgerton
dedgerton

Answer 8 years ago

As I've seen stated before, talking to yourself is a sure sign of insanity. Of course, I and everybody I know already knew that.

I tried a universal remote; once again, it didn't help. The TV/remote would be fine if they were at a 'normal' angle in relation to each other. I'm going to look at IR 'extenders'; if anybody has any ideas for an 'extender,' let me know, but apart from that, I think this question is done.

Thank you all for your help,
dedgerton

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Burf
Burf

8 years ago

Try replacing the battery(ies) in the remote. If you are using the battery(ies) that came with the remote they are usually the cheapest available and many times nearly dead before they are ever used.

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thegeeke
thegeeke

Answer 8 years ago

+1. If that doesn't work, see if the company will repair it for you. Repairing it yourself will probably void the warranty.

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The Skinnerz
The Skinnerz

8 years ago

Seeing as it's new, you should see if customer services will offer a replacement or repair before you try to fix it yourself, as it is easy to void the warranty, or more importantly, cause further damage.

You may be able to find out if the fault is in the remote or the TV by seeing if the problem persists if you use a universal remote.