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    How to test that a remote control works

    I go this tip from an Evesham techie as my remote control for my 32" Alquemi TV died (I highly recommend these TFT TVs' BTW!!). If you have a remote control that someone has reported as not working and you need to check it. Simply get a mobile phone with a built in camera. Turn on the camera and point the remotes' IR port at the lens. Press a button on the remote and look at the camera display. You should see the IR lighting up!!
    Fantastic tip that.

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    Re: How to test that a remote control works

    Haha, or you can just point it at the TV and if the TV doesn't turn on then it's obviously not working. If the TV does turn on however, it is working.

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    Re: How to test that a remote control works

    Any digital camera (still or video) with an LCD viewfinder will work. Or ask a goldfish.

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    Re: How to test that a remote control works

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Or ask a goldfish.
    I tried that it just stared at me with its mouth open .

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    Re: How to test that a remote control works

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH
    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Or ask a goldfish.
    I tried that it just stared at me with its mouth open .
    Ahh yes, Bob... he's well known for doing that

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    Re: How to test that a remote control works

    Quote Originally Posted by kerrymoralee9280
    Haha, or you can just point it at the TV and if the TV doesn't turn on then it's obviously not working. If the TV does turn on however, it is working.
    Smart alec :P

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    Re: How to test that a remote control works

    Did ya not know that before them, I've know that for years, use it whenever someone says there projector remotes died

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    Re: How to test that a remote control works

    Nice tip, never thought of using my mobile like that

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    Re: How to test that a remote control works

    Yes, LCD sensors can see better than you can.

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    Re: How to test that a remote control works

    Quote Originally Posted by kerrymoralee9280
    Haha, or you can just point it at the TV and if the TV doesn't turn on then it's obviously not working. If the TV does turn on however, it is working.
    What if the TV is broke and not the remote? :twisted:

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    Re: How to test that a remote control works

    Thanks Dos_Box! I've learnt something useful today

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    Re: How to test that a remote control works

    Quote Originally Posted by apeo
    Quote Originally Posted by kerrymoralee9280
    Haha, or you can just point it at the TV and if the TV doesn't turn on then it's obviously not working. If the TV does turn on however, it is working.
    What if the TV is broke and not the remote? :twisted:
    Hope it is still in warrenty?

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    Re: How to test that a remote control works

    @Dos_Box: Well either that or its a new TV but i was more saying how can you tell which one is not working using the method kerrymoralee9280 suggested.

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    Re: How to test that a remote control works

    We used to do that when I worked for a rather well known electrical retailer. Amazing, I did learn some tips while there!



    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by apeo
    @Dos_Box: Well either that or its a new TV but i was more saying how can you tell which one is not working using the method kerrymoralee9280 suggested.
    Erm, how about get you off your hind and push the buttons on the front of the TV. If it doesn't turn on the TV is broke. If it does turn on then the remote is broke. :P

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