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Advice requested on hard to find NEC remote control

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by default, Dec 26, 2006.

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  1. default

    default Guest

    My wife has an old ~86 vintage television/monitor Works great but the
    remote is dead. It is getting impossible to find a universal remote
    that will work with the thing.

    Any pointers on what to look for? Is there some watershed change in
    design that took place or is this TV just so uncommon that it is hard
    to find?

    Recommendations of best brands to try?
     
  2. Have you Googled for universal remote controls? Have you visited Circuit
    City and Best Buy and Radio Shack?

    1986 is a long time ago, by the way. You might be out of luck.
     
  3. Guest

    Are you sure it's the remote that's dead? If none of the universals
    are working, perhaps there's a fault with the IR sensor itself?

    FWIW, we just got an older NEC TV working with a dishnetwork 'blue
    button' remote that came with a 301 sat receiver.
    If you know anyone with Dishnetwork, perhaps you could borrow their
    remote and try it out. Remotes are available on Fleabay.
    Here's a link to the manual...
    http://www.dishnetwork.com/downloads/pdf/technology/remote/Blue_Button_Remote.pdf

    BTW, the codes are 505, 506, 507, 517, 523, 573, 627, 712.

    Good luck.
     
  4. Art

    Art Guest

    "All-in-one" Brand of remotes may fill your need. Check their site for cross
    references.
     
  5. If you're willing to get by with ON/OFF. UP/DOWN, LOUD/SOFT, and MUTE
    you could try:

    http://www.x-tremegeek.com/templates/searchdetail.asp?productID=10490

    At 5 bucks, it won't be a life-altering decision if it doesn't work.
    (They can be found at other web retail sites of this 'ilk', as well.)

    I bought one as a stocking stuffer for all my friends this Christmas.
    Now there won't be a loud, intrusive TV that's safe in any waiting room,
    lounge, restaurant, or bar around this region. :)

    Jonesy
     
  6. Ken Weitzel

    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Hi...

    Hey, with one of those you could generate yourself a LOT of service calls :)

    Take care.

    Ken
     
  7. default

    default Guest

    Two "universals" (old and not sold anymore) do work but are getting
    harder to use - have to press hard. I can repair that problem up to
    a point - assuming I don't bust the case to smithereens - cemented
    together. Wife wanted to find a couple to buy new so she's covered
    for the life of the set - since all the new one's she's tried don't
    work.

    Thanks for the feedback
     
  8. default

    default Guest

    I like your thinking. We built an FM radio jammer for our favorite
    bar . . .

    Plenty of full function universals for $5 . . . The "hotel
    replacement" category remotes.
     
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