I have come across a strange problem. I have a house that has an
entertainment center that operates on a remote. It's been there for
years and works great.
Two months ago I had a new wall unit a/c installed with a remote
control. Now when
the a/c automatically turns on, the entertainment system goes on and
off. We have always had a wall unit with no problems. The electric
checks out, so theres no problem that anyone can find. The only thing
someone suggested is that the remote sensors talk to each other.
Anyone had this problem?
Never had that problem, but remotes can share some of the same frequencies.
If you look at the "all in one" units you will see they can be programmed to
work various units from different manufacturers. Check to see if one of
yours can be changed.
A little confusing as he wants to know if remotes talk to each other.
Could be that the AC is sending an IR beam when it turns on. I'd try taping
over the sensor on the AC to see what happens.
OTOH, it is late September and getting too cool
The latest portable A/C's with IR remote control, went a
step further and now have a time/temp thermostat built into
the remote control. You can now set temp and time settings
in the remote and it will control the A/C just like a
wireless thermostat. Includes handy bracket for wall
mounting. There are retro A/C universal remotes on the web
for around $8 with these features for earlier Japan/ Korean/
Guess the remote A/C IR code could match a TV set code.
There are over 1000 TV code "standards" alone, and I still
have 2 TVs the latest universal remote doesn't have a
matching code for. nothing like standards, there are so
many to chose from ;-)
-- larry / dallas
When the AC automatically comes on there is no IR activity. That only
happens when YOU use the remote. The remotes Emit IR and entertainment
system and air conditioner only Receive IR. They do not talk to each
other. Sounds like a power drop causing the problem or vibration.
On Tue, 23 Sep 2008 11:51:03 -0400, Blattus Slafaly
I had an IR remote once that was defective and intermittantly it would
transmit random signals by itself. TV would suddenly come on, turn
off, onscreen menus appeared, etc.
You can buy a cheap IR detector card at any electronics supply, or
maybe even Radio Shack. It has a little patch of rare earth crytals
that light up when the remote's IR hits it.
On Tue, 23 Sep 2008 12:43:57 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Aim the camera at the remote, press buttons on the remote and look in
Being able to detect the IR is especially helpful if you need to
verify that all the buttons on the remote produce a signal when
pressed. A common source of failure.
I have a little IR detector card. It's about 25 or 30 years old and
still works as well as the day I got it.
Well, we are trying the tape over the sensor first. Since it doesn't
happen every time it may take a few days. After that I'll just go
down the list. Thanks everyone.
For the person who has a remote that talks to god,
I just want to point out, that you didn't say that
god communicates to you through the remote.
There is a difference.
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