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# 214183 1-May-2017 13:00
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In the last day or so our Dish TV freeview box has stopped recognising its remote.  We have 2 remotes and the same problem is evident with both.  I've tried new batteries in each remote with no change and even tried my Harmony remote which has the functions programmed into it.  Have also tried unplugging the unit for a minute and then plugging it back in. Has anyone had this happen and is there a fix?  We don't really want to have to replace it again, this is our second Freeview box that's had issues after a couple of years of use.

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  # 1773882 1-May-2017 22:04
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  # 1774783 3-May-2017 09:55
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Well it's started working again, all I did was wipe down the front of the unit, it looked clean but there may have been something I couldn't see obstructing the sensor.


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  # 1774795 3-May-2017 10:10
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     >there may have been something I couldn't see obstructing the sensor.<




I cleaned our TV screen on the weekend ... couldn't believe the cobwebs, fly dirt and sooty stuff that came off it undecided

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  # 1774813 3-May-2017 10:39
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Wouldn't have been beer, we don't drink it and if my husband does get given some he drinks it in his game room.  Could be cat dribble though or something my son got on it; he's not the cleanest of creatures.  We'll never know unfortunately, but I think I'll need to do this from time to time as a preventative.

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