DD-15 Issues with remote returned after a few years:
I have had this unit for a long time - probably about 7 years or so. The unit works fine, but the remote does not operate. I can change the volume via the rear controls and I can see the video via the component output on my monitor. However the remote does not work at all which severely limits the functionality.
I removed the amplifier/control panel to troubleshoot the IR receiver. I do not know the part number of the IR receiver, so I determined the following:
Board white pin shows +12v, the black pin is ground and the red pin I assume is the Vin for the IR part. I used the wires on the IR diode connected to a bench supply of 12v and measured that the red pin had 12v on it even with no IR input. This leads me to believe that the IR part is bad.
I was hoping to find out a few things:
- What is the IR receiver part number
- How to safely replace the diode if it proves to be bad
The IR receiver is in a resin in the box, so if it turns out the IR receiver is bad, I want to safely replace it and avoid the huge shipping charges of sending the unit from LA to Morgan Hill. If there is a local repair place, I would be willing to drag it there.