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Found an old receiver remote that the batteries had corroded in. It doesn't work with cleaning and new batteries. Is it done for?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: August 31, 2013 08:49PM
I ran across a long-lost remote to a 20+year-old Technics receiver. The batteries were corroded, but not really bad. I cleaned the corrosion with a toothpick and toothbrush and loaded some new batteries, but it doesn't work. I've cleaned behind the negative metal flaps as good as I physically can. Is there some kind of liquid that it can be soaked in safely to clean it? Does the corrosion, which wasn't terribly bad, eat its way into the innards of the remote?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/31/2013 09:47PM by Dennis S.
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Re: Found an old receiver remote that the batteries had corroded in. It doesn't work with cleaning and new batteries. Is it done for?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 31, 2013 09:24PM
I got one like this, a fiberglass corrosion cleaning pen. Works great!

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or set of three for all grades of corrosion: [www.amazon.com]
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Re: Found an old receiver remote that the batteries had corroded in. It doesn't work with cleaning and new batteries. Is it done for?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 31, 2013 09:46PM
A nail file will also work. You can take it apart and check the PCB for acid damage. If the traces are toast you *can* repair it, but usually not worth the effort
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Re: Found an old receiver remote that the batteries had corroded in. It doesn't work with cleaning and new batteries. Is it done for?
Posted by: billb
Date: September 01, 2013 05:39AM
You could trace where the new battery voltage goes/or doesn't.




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Re: Found an old receiver remote that the batteries had corroded in. It doesn't work with cleaning and new batteries. Is it done for?
Posted by: Forrest
Date: September 01, 2013 06:29AM
I saw a 6 in 1 universal remote at the DollarTree yesterday that might work. It will only cost you $1 to find out.
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Re: Found an old receiver remote that the batteries had corroded in. It doesn't work with cleaning and new batteries. Is it done for?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 01, 2013 10:21AM
perhaps one of them Home Depot or Shack sold universal remotes might work?

[www.logitech.com]
[www.remoteshoppe.com]
[www.remotecentral.com]
[www.mr-remote.com]
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Re: Found an old receiver remote that the batteries had corroded in. It doesn't work with cleaning and new batteries. Is it done for?
Posted by: iaJim
Date: September 01, 2013 11:08AM
A little vinegar on the end of a q-tip?
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Re: Found an old receiver remote that the batteries had corroded in. It doesn't work with cleaning and new batteries. Is it done for?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 01, 2013 01:51PM
The vinegar solution sounds like #1 and the Dollar Tree remote is #2. I don't have a gizmo like Billb suggested.
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Re: Found an old receiver remote that the batteries had corroded in. It doesn't work with cleaning and new batteries. Is it done for?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 01, 2013 03:19PM
You probably have corrosion elsewhere as the batteries off-gassed. Sorry, but:





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