Hello go-getter! Having to use a decoder with a faulty remote control is never fun. So if your Gotv remote has stopped working, here are the places you can buy one quick and easy.
But before you run out in search of a new gotv remote, there are a few things you need to check so you don’t end up throwing away a remote that is still working.
Let’s face it – we all have more faith in items purchased from the manufacturers than replacement products; which you’ll most likely get from a retailer you do not trust.
So it is advisable for you to carry out a proper check on it to see if it is still working or even fix the remote if there is a fault.
The Gotv remote I bought over 3 years ago is still doing just fine. Every single button on it is working and the battery it came with is still working too. I have not replaced it because there is no need to do so.
But it has stayed that long because we don’t use it often and it has not fallen. Nonetheless, the durability is not down to how often you use it. It’s more about how well you take care of it. As for the remote I bought, I don’t think it has fallen before.
So if you can take good care of you gotv remote, it can last longer than you could ever imagine.
The durability of these items has been proven so before you throw your gotv remote away, here are a few things you need to check.
- Check the Remote for IR Signal
- Check the Remote Battery
- Clear the Remote’s ‘Line of Sight’
Check for IR Signal
When you press a gotv remote, it emits infrared (IR) signal. This is the first thing you need to check.
You can do this using a phone camera. Any kind of phone will do. Simply put on the camera, point the remote at the phone camera and press several buttons on the remote.
While you press these buttons, check the phone screen to see if there is white light emitted. You need to do this with a phone camera because the human eye does not pick up the infrared emitted. But you can view them using a phone.
If you don’t understand how to go about this, see the video on how to fix your dstv remote.
This is something you have probably changed already. If you have not done so, replace the battery, and check the connecting metals too. Sometimes these metals could be covered with rust. If they are, scrape it to reveal the shiny part, put back the battery and test it.
Make Sure the remote has a clear Line of Sight to the Decoder
As simple as this may sound, many people ignore it. Yet, it may be the reason your decoder is not getting any signal from your remote.
This ‘line of sight’ is an imaginary straight line from your remote to the gotv decoder. If there is any object blocking that ‘line’ – even if it is a transparent glass – you need to remove it before testing the remote again.
Paying attention to the line of sight problem becomes necessary when you have confirmed with your phone that the remote is still producing an infrared signal.
If the remote refuses to work after these three checks, you may still be able to repair it yourself. The article on how to repair your gotv remote on your own will show you how to do so.
Where to Buy Gotv Remote
Now if you have made the decision to buy a new gotv remote, here are the best places where you can get them online.
You can get a new one online from online stores such as Jumia, Konga and other trusted suppliers.
But what you may need to put into consideration is the fact that delivery for some online items may take 4 to 7 days.
If you can’t wait that long, locate any multichoice service outlet near you and they will help you get one.
If your country is not listed and you need information on how to get a gotv remote online, let me know.