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Introduction

If you've tried replacing the batteries to your remote, and still experience issues. You can replace the remote control's motherboard with this guide.

You will be removing multiple screws with this fix. Be sure to keep the removed screws inside a container since they are very small and easy to misplace.

  1. Amazon Fire TV Remote Control Motherboard Replacement, Batteries: step 1, image 1 of 2 Amazon Fire TV Remote Control Motherboard Replacement, Batteries: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Turn the remote control over to show its back and place your index finger in the tab. Squeeze gently to open the battery cover.

    • Lift the battery cover up to expose the batteries.

  2. Amazon Fire TV Remote Control Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Amazon Fire TV Remote Control Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Use your index finger to push the battery back and lift up to remove the battery.

    • Repeat the procedure for the second battery.

    Do regular AAA batteries work? I changed the batteries and I am still not getting a signal.

    Caitlin Hunter - Reply

  3. Amazon Fire TV Remote Control Motherboard Replacement, Remote Control Motherboard: step 3, image 1 of 2 Amazon Fire TV Remote Control Motherboard Replacement, Remote Control Motherboard: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Locate the four 3.6 mm Phillips J#00 screws found under the back panel of the remote control and remove them.

    Vorsicht! Es existieren zwei weitere Schrauben. Bitte Kommentar bei Schritt 5 unbedingt beachten.

    PMB - Reply

    One screw may be under a sticker on the bottom. Found that out the hard way.

    Jayme Mueller - Reply

  4. Amazon Fire TV Remote Control Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Amazon Fire TV Remote Control Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Locate the bottom of the remote control.

    • Place your thumb on the bottom part of the remote. Apply pressure as shown in the picture to release the back panel from the front of the case.

  5. Amazon Fire TV Remote Control Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Amazon Fire TV Remote Control Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a plastic opening tool in the gap and apply some force to disconnect the two pieces away from each other.

    • Since there are two pins keeping the back of the case together with the motherboard, some force is needed to separate them.

    Vorsicht! Dieser Schritt ist falsch, da sich unter einer Abdeckung zwei weitere Schrauben befinden. Wenn man die Fernbedienung jetzt mit Gewalt öffnet, brechen die beiden im Kunststoffteil eingegossenen Metallinnengewinde heraus!

    Vorab muss eine weitere kleine Kunststoffabdeckung abgehebelt werden. Wenn man gedanklich den Batteriedeckel längs bis zur Front der Fernbedienung verlängert, so ist gerade der verbleibende Rest des Bodenteils gemeint, der eben nicht Teil der Batterieabdeckung ist, jedoch ebenfalls im Querschnitt bogenförmig ist. Dieser ist an beiden Seiten der Fernbedienung eingerastet und zudem mit doppelseitigem Klebestreifen angebracht, daher einseitig ausklinken und dann vorsichtig dem Bogen entlang lösen. Darunter befinden sich zwei weitere Schrauben!

    PMB - Reply

  6. Amazon Fire TV Remote Control Motherboard Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the seven 2.4 mm Phillips J#00 screws that connect the motherboard to the case.

  7. Amazon Fire TV Remote Control Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Place the plastic opening tool or your fingernail in the gap at the top end and lift the motherboard.

    Schritt 5 ist leider flasch, da man mit dieser Methode die eingelassenen Muttern herausreißt. Man muss die geklebte Kappe entfernen, dann kommen zwei weitere Schrauben zum Vorschein die sich lösen lassen.

    Dann muss man die Kappe zwar beim Zusammenbauen neu kleben, aber hat dafür nicht die Muttern rausgerissen.

    Torsten Reuter - Reply

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Hello,

step 5 is wrong! There are no pins but screws!

You need to disconnect the upper piece (infrared sensor) first. Underneath you will find two more screws. Then you can open the case easily.

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