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The remote works brilliantly if you rub the black coating off!

Discussion in 'FOXSAT-HDR Freesat Recorder' started by fatbloke, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. fatbloke

    fatbloke Member

    There's another problem with the remote apart from the two plastic film strips. It now appears that the inside off the drop down flap has a black coating apart from where the clock is. This means the black coating also covers the remote sensor. If you open the flap you can rub off this coating that sits inside the little round senor window easily with a little drop of water and your finger nail without scratching it. Once done the remote works brilliantly. It takes a bit of getting used too as its been so bad for the last two and a half years, i still keep pointing it straight at the box but now there's no need too. My warranty has expired so it doesn't matter, but if yours is still under warranty it will almost certainly invalidate it so be warned!
    Get Go and Mike0001 like this.
  2. magistral

    magistral New Member

    My box came with a small circular clear area about 1 cm diameter in front of the sensor; so no need to remove any black coating. However, it does still restrict the angle at which the remote will operate.
  3. Merseypub

    Merseypub New Member

    Well I'm blowed! That's a brilliant improvement. Many thanks.

    (My fingernail wasn't strong enough so I used a sharp knife very carefully.)
  4. gomezz

    gomezz Well-Known Member

    Same here (320GB model). This may explain different user experiences.
  5. Robin

    Robin New Member

    Thankyou for that Tip.I would never of thought of that, it makes you wonder, what with two bits of clear film and now this to scrape away,
    Why was this little problem not sorted out or noticed in the design process.
  6. gomezz

    gomezz Well-Known Member

    It may be have been a production issue with the coating of the flaps. Perhaps when they changed suppliers or operative?
  7. Trev

    Trev The Dumb One

    This little round bit thingy. I tried to scrape it off with spit and nail, but no luck. Is it a grey coating on the plastic, or is it a grey plastic film that just peels off. I don't fancy having a go at it with anything too hard for fear of scratching the undelying plastic.
  8. fatbloke

    fatbloke Member

    No, it's like a thin coat of watery paint that should come off easily once you get started. It's the same stuff they use on the back face of red LED watches to make them look black. If you rub it off your just left with clear plastic.
  9. Trev

    Trev The Dumb One

    Thanks for that. I'll give it a brisker rub in the morning. Taking the inner film off the display area has made a lot of difference already. :)
  10. Mike0001

    Mike0001 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, would never have thought of that! A paper clip works wonders if your nails won't cut it.
  11. Get Go

    Get Go Member

    Thanks for the great tip. I used the blunt end of knife. My "OK" button is still a bit unresponsive but everything else is improved. Thanks again.

    For anyone who cares, I've posted some photos

  12. Trev

    Trev The Dumb One

    Brilliant. Accurate aiming of the RC is now a thing of the past:)
  13. Levi

    Levi New Member

    Thanks fatbloke, I've only had the box 3 years, nice that it finally works properly. :)