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What's inside this IR remote control?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Al Dykes, May 30, 2007.

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  1. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Guest

    I need to put a lanyard on a small remote control. It will get lost
    unless it's on a string.

    Here's a picture of the kit.

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/2lnex6

    The remote is credit card-sized and thin. There is a lithium cell in a
    slide tray in the lower edge of the remote, so I figure that a to the
    side of the battery tray should be OK.

    I want to drill a small hole (<1mm ) about 3mm in from the lower left
    (or right) corner.

    Comments?

    Mom 92 and is wheel chair-bound. I've just set her up with a iPod with
    her favorte 200+ opera selections on it. It's in a Bose
    SoundDock. Ain't technology wonderful.

    They have a long way to go with the human factors design for old
    folks. It's amazing how complex Bose can makle a 6 button
    remote. Don't get me started.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    There generally isn't much free space inside those things. Why not glue it
    on with a drop of epoxy?
     
  3. N Cook

    N Cook Guest

    I would tread very carefully unless you've seen inside.
    I would cautiously grind off the corner until you can see inside. I imagine
    its the sort of remote that a "universal" one would not work on. Perhaops
    try a few "universals" first and then you would not have to be so cautious
    if one worked.
     
  4. jakdedert

    jakdedert Guest

    I've got the same problem with a remote lock/unlock remote for my van.
    The keychain tab broke off. I plan to use something glued to the back
    of it to attach to the keychain. I had in mind perhaps the pads which
    are sold to glue on an anti-theft cable for various equipment....

    jak
     
  5. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    A while back I bought some "Plastic Fusion" epoxy which works very well for
    bonding all sorts of plastics. That stuff stinks worse than any epoxy I've
    ever used though so use it in a well ventilated area.
     
  6. If you are handy you could mill out a large chunk of plexiglas block to
    house the mini remote and at an angle, drill and place larger pegs to
    act as button extenders. I have thought of doing same on one of my
    remotes where I keep hitting the wrong buttons.

    --
    Joe Leikhim K4SAT
    "The RFI-EMI-GUY"©

    "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

    "Follow The Money" ;-P
     
  7. Pete Cross

    Pete Cross Guest

    How about putting it in a clear plastic credit card protective sleeve ? you
    can then attach a string to the sleeve.........

    Pete
     
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