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Post 12 made on Monday September 28, 2009 at 10:34
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August 2003
On September 26, 2009 at 08:59, adt2 said...
Huh? Not sure what slipping the shower has to do with...well, with anything, but maybe I'm missing a remote-control-geek inside joke.

Back to the topic at hand: I got to looking at the guts of this thing with my electronics lady (I work for a manufacturer of heavy oilwell tools, and we design and build our own PCB assemblies - so we were well within her comfort zone), and it turns out that the loose wire I found was actually not a loose wire - it was the RF antenna. What had happened was that when I pushed the battery down in order to show her that when I touched the wire the thing came back to life, it was the act of pushing on the battery that actually brought it back to life - NOT messing with the wire.

So, I've got to do a little more disassembly to get to the real root of the problem; it appears to be something beneath the battery compartment, between the PCB and the keypad.

How much do you get paid per hour at work and how much does whoever is helping you get paid per hour? How much time have you spent on this now? How much does this add up to when you add together you and your helpers pay times the time spent? How does this compare to what URC was going to charge?

Why do people think/expect everything should be free? You dropped the remote.. it broke.. you should expect to have to pay to get it fixed.. it takes time, parts/supplies and money to fix things.. why do you think they should fix something you broke for less than it costs them to do it?

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