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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Peabody, Sep 25, 2003.

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  1. Peabody

    Peabody Guest

    This JVC remote works fine except for the "6" and "9" keys. They
    want about $40 plus shipping for a new one, and I just hate to spend
    that when cleaning the contacts would fix it. But I can't get it

    I found a screw under the batteries, and took it out, but that
    didn't loosen anything up. Anyone have experience taking one of
    these apart?

    It's this one:
  2. Impmon

    Impmon Guest

    It's most likely snap together.
  3. techforce

    techforce Guest

    I think you slide the back half down from the front half. then you can
    seperate or maybe they snap together.
  4. Tweetldee

    Tweetldee Guest


    Remote control cases are usually of a clamshell type. They have small
    "latches" molded into the rims of the halves, and snap together when
    assembled. You will likely have to use a small flat screwdriver or the tip
    of a butter knife to pry the halves apart.

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  5. Cher

    Cher Guest

    If you carefully inspect it, you will find these latches. There may be
    like 2 or 3 per side. If you push on the correct half of the shell
    where the hook is they will pop off easily. Pushing on the ridge side
    makes it difficult. Otherwise it is sort of brute force. Try not to
    break it.
  6. Peabody

    Peabody Guest

    Tweetldee says...
    Ok, I finally got it done. I wasn't able to apply enough
    force from the outside to get the halves apart without the
    case rim giving way, so I ended up getting out my Dremel
    Mototool (the world's most useful tool), mounted a cutting
    wheel, and cut out a window inside the battery compartment.
    Then I just inserted a screwdriver and forced the halves

    And sure enough, the "6" and "9" buttons had a bunch of crud
    on them. From the structure of the remote, it looks like
    the crud had to have been there at assembly.

    It works fine now.

    Thanks to everybody for the suggestions.
  7. PhendR

    PhendR Guest

    sometimes they hide screws under labels. It prolly just snaps together
    Their tougher than u think.
    Dont give up on it...if its not working properly then its gotta come apart,
    break or not.
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