811 remote stopped working - suggestions? (1 Viewer)

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Thwockage

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Nov 27, 2004
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Folks,

My 811 remote stopped working the other day. No apparent rhyme or reason, it just does not work. Changed the batteries, verified the remote address had not somehow changed and tried unplugging / plugging back in the 811. No dice. (was hoping the solutions offered in this thread - http://satelliteguys.us/showthread.php?t=46683&highlight=811+uhf+antenna - would have helped, but no luck)

The remote looks like it's working fine and nothing has changed in terms of my system configuration.

My basic question is whether anyone else has experienced a similar issue and if the problem was with the UHF connector or if I should just buy a new remote. I also have a 501 rcvr that I no longer use; could I program that remote to work w/my 811? This whole thing really pisses me off!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Todd
 
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douweb

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Dec 4, 2003
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Happened to me also, but it turned out to be a remote address problem.

I have no other suggestion (you seem to have tried it all) but to one of your questions, while I was figuring out what the problem with the 811-remote was, I used one of my old 301-remotes (obviosuly given its on the same remote-channel) for changing channels (and just that).
 

Bobby

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Take a look at he UHF antenna on the back of the 811. Is it tight? You may try to reposition it, like bring it down to 45 degrees.
 

Dish Roamer

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Press the sys info button on the front of the 811. Point the remote towards the 811 and press record. That will sync up the UHF channel of the remote and receiver.

Wayne
 

Thwockage

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Nov 27, 2004
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Thanks to everyone for the suggestions - it turns out that the remote simply died - I have no idea why. Got a replacement remote and I'm good to go.

Cheers,
Todd
 
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