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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Logitech Harmony One, use our service manual.

The Logitech Harmony One is a fantastic universal remote. Its well designed case, heft and button placement make it an ideal remote for a complex media setup. While the unit is well sealed against spills if you get something sticky in the buttons it will make it hard to use!
  • The Logitech Harmony One is a fantastic universal remote. Its well designed case, heft and button placement make it an ideal remote for a complex media setup. While the unit is well sealed against spills if you get something sticky in the buttons it will make it hard to use!

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To start open the battery compartment and remove the battery. Using a razor blade or other fine pick carefully remove the logitech sticker to reveal the 2 hidden screws.
  • To start open the battery compartment and remove the battery.

  • Using a razor blade or other fine pick carefully remove the logitech sticker to reveal the 2 hidden screws.

  • Remove the 4 philips screws.

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Remove the rubberized grip area by gently prying it directly away from the back starting with the end closest to the front of the remote.
  • Remove the rubberized grip area by gently prying it directly away from the back starting with the end closest to the front of the remote.

  • NOTE: There is some double sided sticky tape towards the rear, but it comes apart easily.

  • Now remove the 3 remaining philips screws.

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Release the tabs securing the case together by inserting a thin, rigid opening tool near the center of the remote (near the mute and back buttons) and following the gap on the front side of the remote. Be careful not to damage the ribbon cable on the left side of the remote while removing the case.
  • Release the tabs securing the case together by inserting a thin, rigid opening tool near the center of the remote (near the mute and back buttons) and following the gap on the front side of the remote.

    • Be careful not to damage the ribbon cable on the left side of the remote while removing the case.

    • The backing should separate from the keypad side with little resistance.

    • Hold the charging contacts, LCD display and front cover together as you remove the backing.

    • Only remove the backing. The charging contacts, LCD display are still attached together.

  • Do not separate the front cover from the LCD display; otherwise, the ribbon cable may separate from the touch screen contacts.

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Remove the tape (if present) securing the ribbon cable connector Then flip up the release and pull the ribbon cable out. Then flip up the release and pull the ribbon cable out.
  • Remove the tape (if present) securing the ribbon cable connector

  • Then flip up the release and pull the ribbon cable out.

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Now remove the remaining two philips screws holding the logic board down Pull the logic board straight back off the keypad.
  • Now remove the remaining two philips screws holding the logic board down

  • Pull the logic board straight back off the keypad.

  • NOTE: The top left side is keyed into the casing so take extra care when removing the board,

  • During reassembly, hold the battery against the battery contacts and ensure the touchscreen still works.

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Underneath the logic board you will find a hard plastic spacer covering the rubber keypad. NOTE: when replacing the spacer the recessed "cone" side goes towards the rubber keypad.
  • Underneath the logic board you will find a hard plastic spacer covering the rubber keypad.

  • NOTE: when replacing the spacer the recessed "cone" side goes towards the rubber keypad.

  • The keypad comes out in two sections.

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Here are all the parts the the Logitech Harmony One remote Here are all the parts the the Logitech Harmony One remote Here are all the parts the the Logitech Harmony One remote
  • Here are all the parts the the Logitech Harmony One remote

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Great guide! I wish I would have read it first before attempting to disassemble my remote to clean the buttons. Is there any way to repair where the ribbon cable contacts attach the clear plastic film on the face? It separated a little from the film and now the touch screen isn't working for the soft buttons (i.e. Current Activity, Options or Devices, etc.). Thanks!

nuukem - Reply

nuukem : I had the same problem when I cleaned the buttons on my remote. I found a tip that said to gently heat the ribbon with a solder iron or heat gun. (http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-r...) I used foil on the tip of my iron and made sure it was set before reassembling. Be patient and work slowly. Since the rest of the ribbon should be in place, it should be easy to get the contacts aligned. This worked for me. Hope it helps you. Also, my battery is swollen, so removing it after the cover is off and loosening the screw on the holder makes it easier to remove.

imtwicetaken -

Nice guide, but what I was really looking for was a way to disassemble the charging station for this remote. Would very much appreciate if you could somehow make a guide for that as well, thanks!

Slap Woop - Reply

I have an intermittent "0". Would a little alcohol and Q tip on the metallic(?) touch pad fix the problem? I understand this model is no longer available so I want to be very careful. I prefer this model because of the large LCD screen. Thanks for the great write-up!

rebhunrc - Reply

This was extremely useful as I had to replace swollen batteries in two remotes. I just stopped at Step 4, removed the 4 screws from the battery holder, and removed the battery. Reassembly was easy - I found that starting at the top of the remote when snapping it back together works best..

axolotlimages - Reply

Extremely helpful! Thanks so much. My 8 year old remote is working like new again after a quick cleaning.

colinlacey - Reply

Easy instruction however when I re-assembled the remote the touch screen does not respond. Is there some trick to latching the ribbon cable connector other than closing it?

austiophil - Reply

Thank you for this. Made my longest lasting and most useful tech purchase feel like new once I cleaned it all up. Made what looked to be a hard product to open up extremely easy to do. Took 15mins to open, and 5 to put it back together.

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