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adhir
2005-05-26, 09:31
FWIW, I have the same problem. Interestingly, I use one of those X10
Pyramid remote extenders (all my audio equipment is in a rack in the
back of the room) and when it happens, usually the pyramid's light will
have blinked as well -- so apparently there are spurious IR commands
being picked up by the X10 and then forwarded on to my audio rack. The
Squeezebox is the only device that ever reacts to them though.

nico wrote:

>I've got one of the original wired squeezeboxes which occasionally
>behaves very strangely.
>
>At random intervals, whether the unit is switched on or off, the
>display reacts as though someone pushed a bunch of buttons on the
>remote control. It might be the volume going up or down, or skipping a
>track, or random navigation. Sometimes it even turns itself on or off,
>probably responding to a ghost on/off button press.
>
>Suffice to say, no one is operating the SB remote control, or in fact,
>any other IR remote control when this happens. It's quite random and
>spurious. However, there is a small flourescent lamp on the desk that
>shines directly onto the SB's IR detector. Don't know for sure if this
>is the cause... but it seems that when it's switched off, the symptoms
>don't appear (not tested scientifically).
>
>Does anyone know if the SB is particularly sensitive to spurious IR
>commands?
>
>TIA,
>Nico
>
>
>
>

nico
2005-05-26, 09:33
I've got one of the original wired squeezeboxes which occasionally behaves very strangely.

At random intervals, whether the unit is switched on or off, the display reacts as though someone pushed a bunch of buttons on the remote control. It might be the volume going up or down, or skipping a track, or random navigation. Sometimes it even turns itself on or off, probably responding to a ghost on/off button press.

Suffice to say, no one is operating the SB remote control, or in fact, any other IR remote control when this happens. It's quite random and spurious. However, there is a small flourescent lamp on the desk that shines directly onto the SB's IR detector. Don't know for sure if this is the cause... but it seems that when it's switched off, the symptoms don't appear (not tested scientifically).

Does anyone know if the SB is particularly sensitive to spurious IR commands?

TIA,
Nico