How to disassemble the sky remote

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With hundreds of satellite television channels to scroll through, the buttons on your Sky Television remote control handset can wear out and stop working properly. A useful way to check whether you need to replace your standard Sky TV or Sky Plus remote control unit is to dismantle it and check inside for damage.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Jeweller's screwdriver set
  • Paper clip

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Instructions

    Standard Sky TV Remote Control

  1. 1

    Unclasp the battery cover from the rear of the remote control casing.

  2. 2

    Remove all batteries from the battery compartment.

  3. 3

    Look for a tiny screw at the bottom of the battery compartment and remove it with a jeweller's screwdriver.

  4. 4

    Identify the small, rectangular opening toward the top of the remote control, above the battery compartment.

  5. 5

    Push a blunt object, such as a paper clip, through this opening and onto the circuit board until the remote control unit separates.

    Sky Plus Remote Control

  1. 1

    Uncouple the battery cover from the rear of the remote control casing.

  2. 2

    Remove all batteries from the battery compartment.

  3. 3

    Look for two tiny screws and unscrew them with a jeweller's screwdriver.

  4. 4

    Slide off the opaque, infrared unit cover at the front of the remote control unit. Remove the small screw underneath this cover.

  5. 5

    Prise open the unit gently.

Tips and warnings

  • Once open, try cleaning the inside of your Sky TV remote control with rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs. Gently clean the circuit board contacts and the rubber pads. This may restore your remote control and save you the expense of buying a new unit.
  • Always dismantle your remote control unit on a well-lit, flat surface.

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