722 remote not working well, will DISH replace? (1 Viewer)

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SatelliteGuys Pro
Aug 30, 2008
North Carolina
My remotes for my 722 have become annoying to use, I have to press the buttons several times for them work. Batteries have been replaced with fresh ones and it made no difference. The receiver/remotes are from 2008. #1 gets used a lot, #2 much less but has the same problem. Is it likely the remotes are just worn out? Is this something DISH will replace?
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Jan 4, 2007
Fairfax, VA
I don't have this problem w/my 722, though I have both remotes on UHF. For the IR remote, is it possible there is some source of interference nearby, such as a TV? For the UHF remote, check the status of the stubby antenna on the back.


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Sep 8, 2003
Tampa/Eastern Ct
They get dirty overtime, almost like a gooey substance underneath the button where it contacts the board. I have successfully taken apart DISH remotes, used a qtip with a little "Dish" detergent (get it.... "Dish.....") and rubbing where the buttons touch. Then go back with a clean qtip with clean water on it and rubbed it again. You can let it air dry or use a hair dryer on low.

But they are very cheap on Ebay. You could also get the 21.0 model very inexpensive.
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