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.

Take care when handling components.  Circuit boards, soldering points, and other areas may have sharp points. Remove the battery cover.
  • 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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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Using either end of the spudger, lift and remove the rubber keypad.

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Desolder the two contacts for the IR LED.
  • 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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