Introduction

Use this guide to replace a damaged or malfunctioning IR LED in the Roku XD 2050X remote control. To complete this guide, you will need to disassemble your remote and use a soldering iron to replace the LED.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Remove the battery cover. Image 2/2: Remove the two AA batteries.
  • Take care when handling components. Circuit boards, soldering points, and other areas may have sharp points.

  • Remove the battery cover.

  • Remove the two AA batteries.

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Image 1/2: Gently twist the spudger to separate the top and bottom halves of the remote. Image 2/2: Gently twist the spudger to separate the top and bottom halves of the remote.
  • Insert flat edge of spudger into seam between the top and bottom halves of the remote control.

  • Gently twist the spudger to separate the top and bottom halves of the remote.

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  • Gently use the spudger to pry the circuit board loose.

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  • Using either end of the spudger, gently lift and remove the clear keypad backing.

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  • Using either end of the spudger, lift and remove the rubber keypad.

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Image 1/1: Remove the IR LED from the circuit board.
  • Desolder the two contacts for the IR LED.

  • Remove the IR LED from the circuit board.

  • For help with soldering view the ifixit soldering guide.

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Conclusion

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

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