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Old 10-01-2020, 11:53 AM
 
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Sanyo - Roku 65", 4K HDR flat screen Smart TV.

The factory remote for the above TV will stop responding (on/off, channel up, channel down, etc.).

When I slap it into my hand to get the batteries to seat better, it will start working again.

A couple of days ago, I pullet the batteries out, cleaned the contacts by spraying a Q-tip with electronic cleaner and rubbing the contacts and did the same with the battery contacts inside the remote. That seemed to work...it did not go unresponsive when used during the day. However, for the last couple of days, it goes unresponsive overnight when not used for several hours as I sleep. Slapping it in my hand always brings it back to working condition.

In sum, I am beginning to think it is not a battery contact problem, but something else. Any ideas?

It seems my only two choices at this point are to continue slapping it into my hand (putting up with it), or just buy a universal remote...which I do no want to do due to having to lean where all the buttons and features are on a new remote.

But as a high-functioning Asperger's syndrome person, the unresolved condition drives me nuts (I cannot stand unresolved issues), would much prefer a "fix".
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Old 10-01-2020, 05:54 PM
 
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There's a third option:

https://www.roku.com/products/accessories/roku-tv
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Old 10-01-2020, 07:50 PM
 
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Gently 'bend' the battery contacts back so the batteries fit a bit snugger?

Use an emery board or sandpaper on the contacts?
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Old 10-01-2020, 10:17 PM
 
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Gently 'bend' the battery contacts back so the batteries fit a bit snugger?

Use an emery board or sandpaper on the contacts?
The positive side is a stationary "button" , cannot be bent. The negative side are springs.

Nevertheless, inasmuch as the problem seems to manifest itself when remote sits idle overnight, I am not convinced that the problem is with the batteries/contacts.
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Old 10-01-2020, 11:18 PM
 
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The simplest answer is that the batteries are dying. What you describe is what happens when the batteries in my remote get down to 30-35% of power. Fortunately, my remote can display the remaining power.
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:25 AM
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I agree with the previous post. Try new batteries.
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Old 10-02-2020, 11:18 AM
 
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Wait, OP...you didn't already install new batteries? Shoot, do that FIRST.
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