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Tuesday, 31 March 2015
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Sarah Hine
12:50 AM

I have a tv/digibox which is not too old but the remote doesn't work eell, I also have a separate digibox that I'd like to use with my tv as the digibox remote works fine, is this possible?

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Sarah Hine
1:48 AM

Unfortunately my remote doesn't work for tv &can't tune in with it, which is why I need extra digibox, so I can use other remote

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MikeB
4:05 PM

Sarah Hine: If I understand correctly, your TV remote doesn't work properly, and you'd like to plug in an old digibox to use instead? Thats OK - the TV is ultimately just a screen. However, it would be easier just to make sure you can use the TV with its remote. The TV's manual should have a troubleshooting section, and it will have the following regarding the remote: Change batteries, make sure the emitter at the front isn't dirty, and make sure that the buttons are not sticking. Do those first. If the buttons are stiking, it could just be that there is grime around them, and cocktail sticks/cotton buds dipped in some alcohol should be able to clear it.

To check that the whole thing isn't toast, get a digital camera (a phone is fine) and take a picture whilst pointing the remote at the camera and press down on the channel 1 button. If there is a little flash where the emitter is, its working OK. If there isn't, its had it, and get another one. There will often be a parts number on the remote somewhere, and that and the make can be put into Google and will bring up sellers on Ebay plus dealers who will supply a new one or one that will work. If the TV is about to be replaced anyway, then dont bother, and just use the digibox for the moment (it will change channel and volume).

I paid 89 pence plus 3.99 postage from an ebay seller for a replacement remote for my TV the other day, so they dont have to cost that much.

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