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TimWinkle

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I have a 9000i and my OK button doesn't work on my remote. Did anyone else have this problem and does anyone know if I can fix it?

Tom

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You should be able to take the remote apart and clean the contacts on the board with alcohol.  It sounds like you may just have dirt on the board where the ok button is.  Just make sure you have the batteries out when you clean the board.

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Same problem here. You have to mash the OK (and the up, down, left, right arrows) button and maybe it'll work. The further from the OK button you go, the easier the buttons are to operate.

Let us know if cleaning it works. Otherwise I think it's a quality issue.


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If you decide to replace the remote, see if you can still find the ORIGINAL LinkBox 8000HD remote. It is much better quality than the newer 9000 remote IMHO. (Easy way to tell them apart: The original 8000hd remote has the four colored buttons in a half circle...instead of in a straight line) Be aware that most sellers who offer 8000hd remotes now are actually the newer 9000 model. So look at the pictures. [wink]

The Pansat 9500HDX/Pansat 9200HD remote also works well and easier to find new, at this time.

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Thanks for the replies. Emil, how do you take the remote apart? I took the batteries out thinking I would see some screws, but I didn't see any screws anywhere and was scared to try to see if it would pop apart.

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I popped the back off of my remote, cleaned the circuit board, the bottom of the rubber buttons, and let it sit for a while before I put in back together. It's a lot better, but falls a little short of being like new.
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Some time ago I fixed this TV remote using some 3M Copper Tape.
MCM Electronics also sells this stuff for restoring conductivity to worn out buttons.
Have never tried it myself, but it should work.

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Thanks, very interesting. It started working pretty good, but now it's like it was before.

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The CaiKote fixed the Dish remote and worked so so on the Linkbox remote. Probably an application error on my part
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Cool, so you bought some of that stuff gittist?
I was always hesitant, given that knowing my luck I would need it for one remote,
and the rest would just go stale when the package was opened.

Does it look like it would keep well sitting in the junk drawer or in the toolbox?


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Another trick for testing questionable remotes, is to aim the Remote at the Camera of a SmartPhone.
Most Android Smartphone Cameras will respond to infrared light, and it will show up in the viewfinder
as a flashing bright dot when you press a button.
If Light is visible in the camera when pressing every button, with little effort, then the remote is probably doing it's part.

If still seeing intermittent operation, there is always the possibility of an infrared  reception issue in the corresponding receiver.
I just tried that on an iPhone6 camera and it does not respond to infrared.
But I have definitely done that test using Samsung and HTC Android based phones.


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Cool, so you bought some of that stuff gittist?
I was always hesitant, given that knowing my luck I would need it for one remote,
and the rest would just go stale when the package was opened.

Does it look like it would keep well sitting in the junk drawer or in the toolbox?



The coating is in a tiny little vile and and I wonder how long it will last once opened.

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Is the remote covered under warranty or just the box.
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You might try cleaning the contacts on the circuit board with a damp cloth with some soft soap, before cleaning with alcohol.
The alcohol dries so fast that what often happens is you just smear the grease around. You need to use a napkin or soft cloth to absorb it.
The rubber keypad membrane can be removed from the remote and washed in the sink, then dried. It's a bit of a pain to get all the keys back in - do one row at a time.

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My did the same thing. Rick sold me a couple of PanSat remotes that work fine.
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