i gave it to a neighbour to try, and he has the same issue with the remote not working, its ok initially on turning it on, but randomly stops working,
What, on both boxes? Surely not? Or have I missed the point along the line somewhere?Sounds like a faulty IR receiver in the front panel assembly.
The batteries are brand new, I tried it right in front of the box, didn’t work, I’ve used the original remote and a cheap replacement. Neither work. They both work with our second Humax box, it’s not the remotes it’s a fault with the box. Thanks to everyone for the help and advice....Better this is closed now .Try using the remote nearer the Humax, as the batteries get older and weaker, the ir signal sometimes is a bit iffy on my Humax, you need a good line of sight, if you are using fresh/new batteries. are the battery contacts a bit crusty (may cause high resistance), sometimes as the batteries get weaker, I open the battery cover and give the batteries a quick spin, the remote is usable again for a short time, I then swap batteries and I can again change channels by pointing the remote anywhere
I had a spare remote which does have a few dodgy buttons and split the case to use IPA (no not India Pale Ale) to clean the contact area on the circuit, I could post photos of the board if it would help
No, it couldn't. A handset in that state wouldn't work at all; the OP reports that it works intermittently, therefore I had already discounted that possibility.could it be the remote and the Humax are out of sync with regards to the remote control mode
That (and other possibilities) was covered by my reference in post 2:If you try each of the four white buttons, 'PVR', 'TV', 'DVD' and 'AUDIO', with each press (it will flash red), a box will appear on the television screen with a remote control image to one side and the word of each button pressed