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Fahzz
2012-07-21, 08:59
I'm trying to bring an SB3 back online after 2 years or so. I get through one or two steps, and it stops responding to the remote. Tried factory reset, and got halfway through the password and it stopped responding. Any suggestions? Thanks.

kidstypike
2012-07-21, 09:39
I'm trying to bring an SB3 back online after 2 years or so. I get through one or two steps, and it stops responding to the remote. Tried factory reset, and got halfway through the password and it stopped responding. Any suggestions? Thanks.

IR remote battery ok?

Fahzz
2012-07-22, 05:43
IR remote battery ok?

Yes-I put new batteries in.

rabbit
2012-07-22, 08:25
The SB2 in my workshop did something similar. Solved by cleaning the front screen (inside and out). It seems the buildup of dust and dirt impeded the IR remote signal.

Fahzz
2012-07-24, 10:46
Do you know where the sensor is on the SB3 unit?

Also is the "light bulb" (led???) at the top of the remote supposed to visibly light up when a button is pushed, or is the light not visible due to being infra red? I'm trying to determine if the remote is the problem or the SB3.

Thanks.

kidstypike
2012-07-24, 10:56
Do you know where the sensor is on the SB3 unit?

Also is the "light bulb" (led???) at the top of the remote supposed to visibly light up when a button is pushed, or is the light not visible due to being infra red? I'm trying to determine if the remote is the problem or the SB3.

Thanks.

If you point the remote at the lens on a digital camera and press a button, you should be able to see the "LED" flashing pink on the camera screen if it's working ok.

Fahzz
2012-07-25, 17:47
Bad news: The SB3 remote doesn't work.
Good news: The Boom remote works with the SB3.
Thanks for the help.

toby10
2012-07-26, 03:41
SB3 remotes are notoriously easily broken. The "eye" that transmits the IR often breaks it's solder joint, especially if the remote has been dropped.
It's quite a simple repair if you have even rudimentary soldering skills.