Can't Open TV Remote for Cleaning

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Hello. So, I've had this Samsung TV for a while now, and its remote has become faulty. Some buttons work, some don't (I made sure by pointing it at a camera). I suspect that the internals are dirty, but I cannot open the remote. I've tried twice, but to no avail.

The remote looks like this:
http://www.princeaugust.ie/ebay/etek-components/bn5901110A_1.jpg

How do I go about this? Thanks!
 

Cazauxx

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Jul 10, 2015
68
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4,610
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I'm glad you have found your solution
That mustve been annoying, its like that advertisement I saw where this guy heard a continuous rattling noise in his car, so he took the dash board, steering wheel, etc apart and found that the issue was there was a ring inside the glove box and not the car.

Hope this helps :)
 

Cazauxx

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Jul 10, 2015
68
0
4,610
14
Usually when the buttons start to break that means the remote is dying.
I recommend purchasing a new remote as the internal won't be dirty due to the fact that its sealed and doesnt have vents.
If you had your TV less than 12 months ago, contact Samsung for a remote replacement
Hope this helps :)
 

BuddhaSkoota

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Aug 16, 2014
60
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4,610
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I wouldn't recommend doing this without using great care and very sturdy gloves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2PfME2uXx4
 
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Well, I had batteries in it and hadn't noticed that they corroded. White powder was everywhere (possibly went through the holes in the battery cover), so I thought that might've been a factor.
 
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Geez, it took a while for that guy to even crack the thing open! I haven't got the tools nor the patience to do that. :p
 

Cazauxx

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Jul 10, 2015
68
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4,610
14


If white powder has gone through the buttons that means the powder has destroyed the circuit board. You can try opening it to clean it but you will most likely not get it back together. If it still doesn't work the remote unfortunately is broken

You can try purchase another remote like these
http://www.dicksmith.com.au/tv-video/tv-video-accessories/tv-remote-controls

Hope this helps
 

McHenryB

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Jan 31, 2015
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I can recommend the Logitech Harmony if you have a number of devices to control, but it is expensive. I agree that you need a new remote; you can pick up the genuine Samsung one quite cheaply.
 
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I guess the corrosion from the batteries caused problems with the circuit board. Well, I should've looked before the battery compartment was filled with corroded battery.
 

Cazauxx

Estimable
Jul 10, 2015
68
0
4,610
14


I'm glad you have found your solution
That mustve been annoying, its like that advertisement I saw where this guy heard a continuous rattling noise in his car, so he took the dash board, steering wheel, etc apart and found that the issue was there was a ring inside the glove box and not the car.

Hope this helps :)
 
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