JP1 Remotes Forum Index JP1 Remotes


FAQFAQ SearchSearch 7 days of topics7 Days MemberlistMemberlist UsergroupsUsergroups RegisterRegister
ProfileProfile Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages Log inLog in

RCRP05B vs RCRP05BR
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    JP1 Remotes Forum Index -> JP1 - General Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
zhezhang



Joined: 22 Sep 2003
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:51 pm    Post subject: RCRP05B vs RCRP05BR Reply with quote

Been on this forum a long-long time. Started with a RS1994, then to the URC8811 (with extender). The buttons on my 8811 remote (and the 2 spares) are starting to wear out, so thinking of getting some new remotes.

Question:
Is RCRP05BR the same thing as the RCRP05B?
I noticed the extender is written for the "B", but now all you can get are the "BR"s. Would the extender work on the "BR"s?

Tried a search, but did not find anything. Thanks for any help.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mdavej
Expert


Joined: 08 Oct 2003
Posts: 3771

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remotes are identical. Packaging is a little different.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
zhezhang



Joined: 22 Sep 2003
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
andyross



Joined: 13 Jun 2004
Posts: 218
Location: Schaumburg, IL

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the 'R' may mean 'Retail'?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Lurker



Joined: 11 Apr 2004
Posts: 52

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone else experienced a short lifespan with this remote? I have already replaced it once and now my second one is also getting hard to operate. "OK" was the first key to stop working on both. Is there a better alternative to buying a third one?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
The Robman
Site Owner


Joined: 01 Aug 2003
Posts: 18516
Location: Chicago, IL

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you tried fixing it? First thing to try is some contact cleaner on the PCB.
_________________
Rob
www.hifi-remote.com
Please don't PM me with remote questions, post them in the forums so all the experts can help!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Lurker



Joined: 11 Apr 2004
Posts: 52

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where can I find instructions for doing that? I have no experience.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
The Robman
Site Owner


Joined: 01 Aug 2003
Posts: 18516
Location: Chicago, IL

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First, you would need to get yourself some contact cleaner, like De-Oxit, but any brand will do. This is really magic stuff, so it's always useful to have of this around. Not only will it work for cleaning the surface of the PCB in your remote, but if you have any volume knobs on radios or other electronic devices that are crackly, this will fix it. It will even get sticky label residue off surfaces. I use it for a million different purposes.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006LVEU/

Anyway, what you would do here is open up your remote (search for different advice on how best to do that) and then spray some De-Oxit on the surface of the main remote circuit board (the PCB) and clean it off with a soft cloth or tissue.
_________________
Rob
www.hifi-remote.com
Please don't PM me with remote questions, post them in the forums so all the experts can help!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Lurker



Joined: 11 Apr 2004
Posts: 52

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I'll give it a try. Although, that cleaner costs the same as a new remote.........
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
andyross



Joined: 13 Jun 2004
Posts: 218
Location: Schaumburg, IL

PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every OFA remote I have had tends to start having bad keys within 2 years or so. The 05B is no different. Oils get inside and contaminate the contacts. The 05B uses carbon contacts. You can open it up and wipe it down, but it only seems to help for awhile.

On mine, the CABLE button got the worst, with the right-arrow also very flakey. They would work, but you often had to hold it down for a second or two before it registered.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
The Robman
Site Owner


Joined: 01 Aug 2003
Posts: 18516
Location: Chicago, IL

PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lurker wrote:
Thanks, I'll give it a try. Although, that cleaner costs the same as a new remote.........

That's totally the wrong way to look at it, because one of these spray cans lasts for ages and it's got so many other uses too. I can't tell you how many electronic devices have failed and a quick spray of this stuff was all they needed to come back to life, that's why we all call it my "magic spray" over here.

If you've ever had an amp or radio or something that has a volume knob that crackles as you turn it, this spray will fix it. If you have a new glass bowl which came with a sticker on it, and you just can't get the glue stain off of it, this spray will remove it.

If the USB cable that you use to charge your phone doesn't always make reliable contact, this might fix that too.
_________________
Rob
www.hifi-remote.com
Please don't PM me with remote questions, post them in the forums so all the experts can help!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Lurker



Joined: 11 Apr 2004
Posts: 52

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Robman wrote:
Anyway, what you would do here is open up your remote (search for different advice on how best to do that) and then spray some De-Oxit on the surface of the main remote circuit board (the PCB) and clean it off with a soft cloth or tissue.


After several attempts, all I accomplished was scratching my remote. Apparently, I am not skilled enough to get it open (or don't have the right tools).

For now, I have re-mapped the bad keys to other less-used keys that are still good. This works ok, but can get confusing for others in the house that can't remember to press D[Green] for OK.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
The Robman
Site Owner


Joined: 01 Aug 2003
Posts: 18516
Location: Chicago, IL

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fortunately, this is a very cheap remote, so you can replace it for under $10
http://www.ebay.com/itm/401014945278
_________________
Rob
www.hifi-remote.com
Please don't PM me with remote questions, post them in the forums so all the experts can help!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
vickyg2003
Site Admin


Joined: 20 Mar 2004
Posts: 6954
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lurker wrote:

After several attempts, all I accomplished was scratching my remote. Apparently, I am not skilled enough to get it open (or don't have the right tools).


I have weak hands. I use a 2" plastic putty knife to open remotes. I find plastic putty knives don't scratch the remote, and I don't have to use so much force that I lose control and slip.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
chuliu



Joined: 04 Dec 2010
Posts: 308
Location: Hong Kong

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recommend vizio vur8 6100.
It is less than usd 12 on ebay.
It has much better touch of feel than rcrp05b.
It is also samsung chip based, or so I think.
It has backflash light when you pressing buttons.
The drawback is it is only a 4 device remote.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic       JP1 Remotes Forum Index -> JP1 - General Forum All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


 

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Get Smart! the band's official homepage Rockabilly Central