made... Got it?
No? Pay attention to the corroded springs.The conclusion?
to the brown stains. Still don't get it?
Hand? Stains? Stains?
OK, this is what happened. Somebody used the remote too much and it leaked all over the place. The battery's chemicals were so bad, it corroded the chrome plated springs. And it was so bad, I could not replace them since my soldering iron was not hot enough to get the solder to melt and make the joins. Therefore....
Therefore, I improvised la. You think, what?
But alas, the there was more damage to the circuit board. I have tested the Infra-red LEDs and they're transmitting but the Astro set is not acknowledging the signals. So, the endcoding part of the remote must be busted as well. For all you know, when someone wants to change the channel, they pressed that button (which sends the signal: Advance the channel by one, you stupid Astro) but all it came out was possibly, '1001010101010010101010000 10010 010100101010100101 000111111"*
* Don't ask me. I don't even know what it means. It all made up just to fill the space in this blog.