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  Reply # 784294 20-Mar-2013 10:33
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Tracymac: Has anyone experienced certain highly used buttons on the remote not working effectively.  I Have to press the play and fast forward buttons really hard to get them to work.

Just googled a new remote and looks like around $40 to replace.




Hi i have a MTV3600  and lately the buttons on my remote control started getting very non responsive , any suggestions ?


Are there any universal remotes that work well with magictv ?











 

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  Reply # 784305 20-Mar-2013 10:54
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Harmony remotes work well ,  however pulling apart the remote and washing the rubber pad with soap and water, drying it an reinstalling will buy some time too.  it gets a sort of oil on it , taking that away has it working like new.

Procedure is , locate harmony remote you can buy that day, do not purchase

Pull apart std remote with the confidence if it smashes you can get a replacment because its a fine line :)

wash (the rubber pad )  , dry the whole remote removing oil from any other surfaces (tissue) and put back together .  it will be 10x better , 95% as good as brand new .

one of the lads uses the dish washer to clean the rubber pad 
 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 784324 20-Mar-2013 11:25
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Jimmy22: Harmony remotes work well ,  however pulling apart the remote and washing the rubber pad with soap and water, drying it an reinstalling will buy some time too.  it gets a sort of oil on it , taking that away has it working like new.

Procedure is , locate harmony remote you can buy that day, do not purchase

Pull apart std remote with the confidence if it smashes you can get a replacment because its a fine line :)

wash (the rubber pad )  , dry the whole remote removing oil from any other surfaces (tissue) and put back together .  it will be 10x better , 95% as good as brand new .

one of the lads uses the dish washer to clean the rubber pad 
 



thanks for the advice


ohh and particular model of harmony remote i should be looking for before i try to sort the original one ?





 

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  Reply # 784331 20-Mar-2013 11:38
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i use harmony 650,   but harmony 200 looks like it has the goods too  http://www.logitech.com/en-nz/product/8040?crid=60  and is more like the current one you have.  setup was pretty easy as its all on the pc .

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  Reply # 784351 20-Mar-2013 11:50
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I know the 3700 can be controlled via iOS and Android devices, might be worth a look as there's some cheap options out there.

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  Reply # 784359 20-Mar-2013 12:06
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no such option currently for the 3600  , much as i would like.   Having said that the Galaxy S4 has an infrared sender built in , apart from the fact it will be 1200  instead of 40   still
looks like a bargain to me ;)  

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  Reply # 784596 20-Mar-2013 16:54
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I had the same problem recently with the remote becoming unresponsive. I replaced the batteries and now it is as good as new. Might be worth a try before pulling the remote apart. Cheers...

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  Reply # 784634 20-Mar-2013 17:59
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Jimmy22: i use harmony 650,   but harmony 200 looks like it has the goods too  http://www.logitech.com/en-nz/product/8040?crid=60  and is more like the current one you have.  setup was pretty easy as its all on the pc .



i checked out your remote at jb hifi $ 99

but good old computer lounge has it for $74

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=18089


i may just buy one if the battery change doesn't work out

as you can never have to may remotes :)





 

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  Reply # 784678 20-Mar-2013 19:26
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There is a brand new Magic TV remote on Trademe right now for $69...

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  Reply # 784684 20-Mar-2013 19:43
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They are available directly from dish TV for $40 includes gst and freight

http://www.dishtv.co.nz/vmchk/Remotes.htm

Cheers Robert

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  Reply # 784690 20-Mar-2013 19:55
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marlinz:
Tracymac: Has anyone experienced certain highly used buttons on the remote not working effectively.  I Have to press the play and fast forward buttons really hard to get them to work.

Just googled a new remote and looks like around $40 to replace.




Hi i have a MTV3600  and lately the buttons on my remote control started getting very non responsive , any suggestions ?


Are there any universal remotes that work well with magictv ?

Hi Guys I too have suffered from this problem but Im sure this fix was mentioned here on the forum but  try the following ...

over time the highly used buttons seem to develop some sort of residue build up ... simple fix gentally { and I mean gentally } remove the back cover plate to the remote ... it is held on with one screw under the battery cover { remove batteries} and four small plastic tags located around the remote .... once this plate is removed remove the PCB { printed circuit board } turn it over so you can have a good look at the non functioning buttons you will probably see a small "film"/residue build up on the solder joints give this a very good clean with a lint free cloth to remove the residue ... then take an old school rubber { eraser } and give the solder joints a good polish ... this helps clean the joint up , also remove any residue from the white plastic buttons { im sure it shows up as a black residue on the white button plate } once its all clean reassemble the remote ... I have done this a couple of times and its fixed it straight away ... hope that helps .

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  Reply # 784697 20-Mar-2013 20:11
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Just a thought - there is also the free android app - magic tv remote

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  Reply # 784741 20-Mar-2013 22:25
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have a read here, it confirms you cannot use the app on mtv3600 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pms.mtvctrl&hl=en


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  Reply # 784742 20-Mar-2013 22:31
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I can confirm it works on the 3700

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  Reply # 784780 21-Mar-2013 07:11
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Bob123: They are available directly from dish TV for $40 includes gst and freight

http://www.dishtv.co.nz/vmchk/Remotes.htm

Cheers Robert



thank you all for your suggestions , i have decided just to buy a replacement remote from dishtv


Thanks for the link Robert








 

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