Traxis 3500 Remote Problem

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My 3500 stopped responding to the remote. I replaced the batteries and verified using a digital camera viewfinder that the IR is flashing. Could the remote still be bad or is it the receiver? Can I access the menu for blindscanning w/o the remote? Please help. Of course it decided to stop working in the middle of my 10' BUD install. Thanks.
 
gabshere

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if you haven't tried , locate the SAT button on the remote , push it and see if this corrects the problem.
 
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The one I have sometimes gets goofy like that and won't work unless you hold it about 6" from the receiver. I change batteries, then usually dump the memory contents with a factory reset. Most of the time that works, but I know that using mine outside to line up a dish, the sunlight will mess up the communication between remote and receiver. Mine just doesn't seem to be that responsive to the remote no matter where it is.
 
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I tried the SAT button and it did not work. I am going to try the factory reset. I had it outside in like 34 degree weather. I hope that did not mess it up. I wish I knew if it was the remote or the box. I tried programming a universal remote but it did not work.
 
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If it was out in cold weather, perhaps condensation formed when you brought it back inside. Let it sit overnight (which by now you've done) and see if the problem goes away.
 
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Thanks for all suggestions. I bought a replacement remote from ebay and it is all working fine now. I tried getting 3 different programmable remotes that I had around the house to control it with no luck.
 
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Thanks for all suggestions. I bought a replacement remote from ebay and it is all working fine now. I tried getting 3 different programmable remotes that I had around the house to control it with no luck.

Glad you got it going again, remote controls will die eventually. If you have a learning remote, you might program it with the new Traxis remote for future use.
 
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