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Re: Remote RC68 not working from a distance

I had the same problem with the roku simple remote.  The remote had to be 12 inches from the roku to work.

I opened the remote found there is a single IR LED being driven with 3 volts.  The forward voltage of the LED is only 1.4V max, thus it is being over driven and failing.  I replaced the LED and all it is working again.

The LED circuit has a 0 ohm resistor in it, it needs maybe 25 ohms to limit to under the 100 ma that most LED allow.

A pretty bonehead move by roku.

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