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Subject: Re: Remote control
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
At 17:28 09/03/04, you wrote:
> > I have a remote, and since the battery died recently (because the buttons
> > get held down when it is in the pouch) I have noticed how annoying it is to
> > not have it ...but yes, it looks nice in the pictures, but it is just a bit
> > of silver plastic and nothing to write home about.
>I never got my remote control working at all. It works for about some
>minutes but then suddenly it stops completely. No matter what
>button I press it is completely dead. Only if I pull the jack and put it
>back then it works again for another time slice of some
>minutes. I already reported this here in the list and at least one person
>mentioned the same experience.
>Anybody who has a suspicion what could be the reason and how this could be
My suspicion is that the chip in the remote is jamming for some reason.
take thin card and cover both sides with tin foil
attach a wire to each bit of tin foil
insert next to battery
touch wires together to complete circuit
when remote crashes - break and remake the contact briefly
if that works you can install a micro-switch in the remote as a reset button
it's a bodge, yes, but if it works and you will enjoy the project, then it
is a fun solution.
either way, it will isolate if the problem is with the remote of the jukebox :)
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