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Remote Control Issue

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    shaunmc

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    First post on here and haven't found one that covers this
    I have a HDR1000S that has been in use for about 18 months
    The hard drive has already failed within 12 months, and was provided with a refurbished replacement, but the same remote about 7 months ago

    Part of the remote control won't work. First it was the zero buttons, but now it is more buttons. I have replaced the batteries, with 2 different sets, but this makes no difference

    Buttons 7, 8, 9 and zero don't work, buttons 1 to 6 work
    The recordings button works, but I'm unable to move any further in the list of recordings using the up & down buttons, so not able to view a recording
    The Home button works and I can't use any other buttons to move up and down the list, so can't get to the On Demand option, for example
    The up and down arrow buttons to move up and down the channels listing works
    On/Off button works ok
    Any ideas?

    | Wed 3 Aug 2022 7:22:01 #1 |
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    jdlfreetime

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    Hi Shaunmc,
    Welcome to the forum. I also had a problem with an original Humax remote. The button actually almost fell off! The rubber buttons can split over time. If you are lucky though, it could simply be dirty contacts from beneath remote buttons.

    Easy fix, if you have the patience or purchase another online. If you want to have a go, very carefully using a fine penknife or tiny screwdriver, undo the case, start from opposite end to the remote sensor (botton of remote) and gradually the case should come apart. You may leave minor marks along plastic, but afterwards, with a fine file you can easily file it down later. Once you have remote open, totally undo all bits, use Isopropyl Alcohol/ or similar cleaning spirit to carefully clean circuit board contacts and also clean the rubber buttons/plastic - clean everything before reassembling remote. I use a old toothbrush to help me. You will be amazed with results! I have done this many times with other remotes. John L

    | Wed 3 Aug 2022 17:41:46 #2 |
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    shaunmc

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    Hi jdlfreetime - thanks for the reply. I'll give your suggestion a go. The problem started with the zero button and over a couple of weeks has spread to others.

    | Thu 4 Aug 2022 6:13:42 #3 |
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    jdlfreetime

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    Be interested in how you get on. I find it very rewarding fixing remotes. They all seem to do it at some point. John L

    | Thu 4 Aug 2022 14:20:55 #4 |

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