I've had 2 remote controls stop working this week. My question is--and I guess it's completely possible--can the shock of dropping the remotes break something inside one of the few thingies soldered to these circuit boards and thus render them useless? Seems the only logical conclusion for me. Nothing appears broken inside. I've replaced the batteries and still nothing.
One is for a DVD player and the other for my garage door opener.
The DVD player remote worked to start the movie fell to the floor as I reached for it on the table to pause the movie and now it will not work. I opened it and it is all printed circuit board with only 2 little electronic things soldered to it. Nothing looks wrong.
The garage door remote is left inside by a window so if at bedtime I look out and see it's still up I can close it from right there. It gets knocked in the floor from time to time and is infrequently used thus it might have been dropped since last used. It has a lot of things soldered inside it. Again nothing appears burn or broken. The red led even lights bright when the button is pressed. It has a place to tune the frequency, I guess that's what it's doing, using an allen wrench--I had to do that to get it to work originally like 10 years ago--I bought it at a yardsale and it was not working. I tried again turning the screw both ways quite a bit but this time it doesn't help.