Reduced Range on Kodak Slide Projector IR Remote

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by horseraffer, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. horseraffer

    horseraffer Guest

    Hi Folks,
    I need some advice on a newly purchased (used) Kodak IR remote +
    receiver unit (model KODAK EKTAPRO IR Remote System RA 712 1072).

    The remote unit looks very new, and is in mint condition on the
    outside. But, the unit shows a really wierd problem. I use the remote
    on a Ektapro 9020 projector (also tried it with a 9010 model, as well
    as a Leica RT-s)

    Even with *new* batteries installed, the range on the remote is lesss
    than 2-3ft, and I have to point the transmitter *directly* towards the
    projector receiver.

    The manual states that the remote should have a range of about 30ft or
    so, 360 degrees.

    I tried changing the channels (from '0' to '1'), but the problem
    persists. In addition, there is a distinct 'burnt' smell that emnates
    from the LED end of the projector transmitter. However, the unit is
    functional, with a highly reduced range!

    Anyone encountered this problem before? Should I return the unit or is
    there a reasonably quick fix (I'm not averse to opening up the unit and
    replacing components if called for. The remote is quite difficult to
    find in the market, and I'm willing to do anything it takes, within
    reason)

    Thanks!
    DH.
     
    horseraffer, Jul 20, 2006
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  2. Radioshack used to have a credit card IR tester. It would glow if a IR
    remote was pointed at it. You could used this to determine the output and
    take it from there. Sounds like a return is the best course of action tho.

    Cheers
     
    Martine Riddle, Jul 23, 2006
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