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bitman

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ICON Remote died.
« on: February 17, 2010, 08:26:15 PM »

Waaah Waaah Waah!!!

One time before (oh about 4 months ago), I came home from work grabbed my ICON remote and it was dead.
No Display, no control of anything. Oh no! - So I popped a battery out and put it back in. Whew! It came back to life.

Tonight the same thing happened but this time it won't come back on. No display, no control... Dead.

I left the batteries out for 1/2 hour and re inserted them to no avail.

I am ever so crestfallen.


 
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Re: ICON Remote died.
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2010, 08:34:24 PM »

A memorial service will be held tonight in KDR's Chat at 9:35 PM Eastern.

You have my condolences.
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Re: ICON Remote died.
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010, 08:39:06 PM »

We'll be there.  :(
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Re: ICON Remote died.
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2010, 11:09:06 PM »

It was a nice service.   Also nice of Knightrider to repeat since bitman was late to his own remote's funeral!   rofl

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Re: ICON Remote died.
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2010, 11:19:32 PM »

Had to install JAVA.  ::)
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Re: ICON Remote died.
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 11:29:58 PM »

Had to install JAVA. 

Yes... I thought it was sad as well.
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Re: ICON Remote died.
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 02:36:45 AM »

Hey bitman, I have an ICON remote left over from the beta test I'm not using. It's yours if you want it -- just cover shipping costs. Send me a PM and we'll arrange logistics.
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Re: ICON Remote died.
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2010, 09:39:07 AM »

Wow.

That's nice of you.

PM Sent.
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Re: ICON Remote died.
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2010, 12:18:33 PM »

My pleasure. I'm glad it's going to a good home...
X10 never did get these things working with AT&T U-verse  >*<, so it was relegated to my personal land of misfit toys!
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Re: ICON Remote died.
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2010, 12:21:16 PM »

Yup, The ICON is half baked, but so are my wife and I so it will be a good fit.

I just cracked the dead one open. My how cheaply made. Surprise, surprise.

Thanks again.
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Re: ICON Remote died.
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2010, 12:39:03 PM »

Yup, The ICON is half baked, but so are my wife and I so it will be a good fit.

I just cracked the dead one open. My how cheaply made. Surprise, surprise.

Thanks again.

BITS,
Pretty unusual for an "out of the blue" failure if it wasn't dropped. If you have a solder iron you might try retouching all the connections. Also if it uses a crystal for the micro p, hold down the power button and touch the contacts of the crystal and see if the Icon starts. Knowing X10 they will use a very common frequency which you cna probably get a new crystal from All Electronics.
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Re: ICON Remote died.
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2010, 12:45:25 PM »

I forgot my tool kit today but will get after it to try n' resurrect it.
May as well.
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Re: ICON Remote died.
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2010, 01:01:22 PM »

Not a hammer I hope.  :)

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Re: ICON Remote died.
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2010, 01:04:19 PM »

Not a hammer I hope.  :)

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That's plan B.  ;D
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Re: ICON Remote died.
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2010, 03:09:16 PM »

At least... if you do use a hammer on it... use an X10 Hammer.

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