Remote control (HUMAX) record button doesn't work.
Only a recent problem, it's been working for almost 6 years before this arose. The record button no longer works. Sometimes, if you press the record and the 'i' button at the same time, it works. But that is hit and miss and very frustrating. We've tried a reset of the whole box, of the remote, and new batteries. Any suggestions or do we need a new control?
A can of air duster, as here:-
Do not use anything wet or oily; WD40 might be tempting, but is electrically conductive, so not good to spray into the remote’s crevices.
But if it’s a switch failure, then a new remote will be needed.
I had the Forward Skip on my curvy Humax remote go; air dusting didn’t fix it, so I prised the remote apart and had a look, but the underlying switch had gone. And even if I had found something to fix, the remote wouldn’t go back together properly, even though I’d been careful with it.
I bought a cheap Chinese clone of the remote off Amazon; it did work, but it wasn’t a pleasure to use, so if you do replace the remote, make sure you get a genuine Humax one.
If the one you haven’t got is the one second from the left in the BT/Plusnet lineup, then I have one of those, and agree with you about the ‘puddle’ of buttons in the middle.
Still the second worst though, as at least it isn’t attempting to deny its YouView heritage.