20 Most Recent Logitech Harmony 880 LCD Remote Control - Page 2 Questions & Answers


If Logitech cannot assist you with this, you can pick up a replacement LCD screen for about $25 on Ebay. It is a very easy fix. The screen is connected to the logic board with a simple ribbon cable. The grey top of the ribbon cable connector is gently lifted up and off and then 4 pressure-fitted tabs are simply squeezed to lift the LCD panel off the board. Good Luck!

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on Jan 10, 2011


Wow! berrbellyjo! - you are a pip man. Tough love! But, gave me a great laugh. You are probably right, but let's give poor anna a break. Sometimes you can recover from this! The first thing to do is immediately remove the battery. The quicker you remove the power source, the better. Then, you should open the remote and dab obviously wet areas with a soft cloth. To open the remote do the following: remove the two screws - one in the battery compartment and one at the top of the remote. The next step is to seperate the two halves of the remote. Don't use a screwdriver for this, you will only mar the surface and possibly break the tabs that hold the body of the remote together. Using your thumbnail (this is really the best, unless you have a thin, rigid piece of plastic. A part of a credit-card may work), force your nail between the two halves of the clamshell casing near the bottom of the remote on the left or right side. Once you get your nail (or plastic) into the remote, angle it down at about 45 degrees and simply slide your hand up one side. This will release all the locking tabs very nicely without marring the surface of the remote. Then do the same on the other side. Now, seperate the top-half (face). This will expose the logic board. Remove the two screws located midway on the left and right side and gently lift up the logic board part-way. Be careful, - the board will still be connected to the bottom part of the remote's body via a small power cable. Look on the underside of the logic board and you will see a small white plug. Gently pull the plug out to detach the logic board completely from the body of the remote. Once you have everything apart, you can dry the wet areas and allow the parts that you can't see to continue to air dry as well. The metallic part of the buttons on the logic board are underneath a protective plastic covering, so with some luck, they may escape damage. Good Luck!

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on Dec 23, 2010


As an 880 owner myself, I think this is a common problem and documented out there on the internet.
This has happened to me a lot. (Okay, it's actually stopped now as the charged remote keeps shutting down and going into test mode.) But, back to your battery issue - I believe that the charging pins in the dock don't properly contact the equivalent pins on the back of the remote.
Try cleaning them with a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol, then press down. You should hear one beep only - if you hear a beep followed by another beep, the unit has made contact then lost it.
Good luck! I think this really is a design flaw.

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on Sep 14, 2010


Simple and surprising solution.
Change the name of an Activity or Device and update again.
This solves the problem.

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on Sep 11, 2010


update the firmware on the remote. this will get it out of safe mode and working again.
- connect the remote to your computer and launch the software - click downloads at the top of the screen - click firmware - update the remote

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on Aug 17, 2010


Hi.

If there is no display at all, then the remote must be disassembled, to check ribbon cable to LCD display, backlight, or to replace the display if necessary.

Replacement display is commonly available on Ebay.

Here some directions for disassembly:How to disassemble a Harmony 880?

By disassemblying you can damage the remote. Check your warranty status first.

Here Logitech contact.

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on Aug 10, 2010


Hello,

it needs to be reprogrammed. Once you reprogram the remote, it will control the PVR cable and the AV receiver.

So go ahead and reprogram it and problem will surely be solved.

Good luck.

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on Jul 21, 2010


this is common, It may well work for most functions then let you down an one like volume! You should have at least three (but it should be more like 6) different codes to try and one should work. If your remote has a learning function and you have an original remote to hand, some have the ability to learn the function by direct lt beaming the remote command into the harmony itself.

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on Jun 15, 2010


If you removed the battery, you may have to reprogram it. will need the make and model number off the bottom of the remote, and what you want to program it to, (TV,--VCR,etc)...hope this was helpful..

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on Jun 02, 2010


press tv then try to change put freash batts in it

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on May 30, 2010


Clean the leads on both the charger and on the remote itself with rubbing alcohol.
We had this problem (it would lose connection periodically for no apparent reason, then eventually wouldn't even register that it was set down). The leads sure looked clean, but shining them up with rubbing alcohol (recommended on one of the Logitech boards) got it to start charging again.

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on May 16, 2010


Hi. All of the programming for Harmony remotes is done in the software. You will need to download the software, and create an account to set up the remote. You can download the software by visiting http://logitech.com/myharmony and clicking on "Doanloads". Make sure you know the make and model numbers for your TV and other devices so that you can enter them in when prompted.

Hope that helps :)

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on May 10, 2010


I can help you with your Sharper Image remote control.

There are two Sharper Image Remote Controls: a Sharper Image Jumbo Touch Remote Manual, and a Sharper Image Jumbo Remote Manual. Click the above links to download these remote manuals.

I hope that helps.

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on Apr 30, 2010

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Follow this link to download a pdf version of the operations manual.

I hope that helps.
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See the information in the link.

My Harmony 890 won't charge correctly http://logitech-en-amr.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/logitech_en_amr.cfg/php/enduser/popup_adp.php?p_sid=undefined&p_lva=undefined&p_li=undefined&p_faqid=9169 once the information is filled out, email logitech with the answers and the shipping/login information to see if they can assist you with this. Another things i would advise checking is the battery and what condition it is in.

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on Apr 20, 2010


Hi. The Harmony 880's have a common problem with the charger not being able to charge the remote after a while. This is a common problem and you are certainly not alone. However, there is good news.

If the remote is still under warranty, then you can get it replaced by calling Logitech.

If it is not under warranty, you can buy a new charger by calling 1-800-231-7717. They are only USD $10.

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on Apr 18, 2010


If your Harmony remote is not charging on the base, try pressing down on the remote, and wiggling it around. It's just that the pins are not making contact.


If pressing down helps, you can fasten it on with a elasitc band or something so that it keeps charging. If that does not work, then you will probably need a new charger. Good news is that they are only about $10 if you buy it right from Logitech. You can call their sales line at 1-800-231-7717.

Hope that helps you out.

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on Apr 07, 2010


It sounds liek your remote control button is sticking inside a bit.
To test it, have it playing, and hide the remote under a cushion so it can't possibly send a signal to the main unit.
Sometimes the rubber buttons need cleaning underneath, even though they don't appear to be stuck down at all.
Its also possible that the remote is actually just going faulty emitting fake signals. I have a HiFi that turns on and starts the radio all on its own (spooky!!!). I found its the remote occasionally sends a radio-on signal about once a week to the HiFi :)
I just hide the remote now unless i'm using the thing.

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on Apr 03, 2010


Generally there are three possibilities (apart from the battery going bad) that can cause your battery not to charge:

1) Some folks have reported that the battery is not sitting tightly enough in the battery compartment. You can try folding a small piece of thin cardboard and place it between the battery and the back of the compartment. This will push the battery towards the front of the compartment and create a tighter connection against the contacts.

2) There have been reports of problems with some of the charging cradles in which the remote does not make sufficient contact with the contacts in the cradle. To ensure that the remote begins to charge, place it in the cradle and listen for a single beep. The slide show should start and then, after a few moments the screen should darken. If you hear two beeps at any time, it means that the remote has lost contact with the charging cradle and has 'woken' and is no longer in charging mode. Wiggle the remote to ensure that it is sitting in the cradle and making contact. There are also some fixes that can be done of the cradle itself, including opening it up and adjusting the height of the contacts. Others have had luck cleaning the contacts on the remote and the cradle with alcohol or a contact cleaner like DeoxIT. Still others have actually sanded down the plastic surrounding the contacts on the outside of the remote in order to bring them closer to the cradle contacts.

3) If you still have trouble after you have tried everything above, there may be a loose connection inside the remote itself. There is a very small plug that connects the charging terminals on the remote to the battery compartment. In some cases, this plug can become loose (especially if the remote has been dropped). If all else fails, you can open the remote and check to make sure that the plug is completely seated or attempt to push the terminal contacts slightly farther out. However, most people have found that altering the height of the contacts on the charging cradle is a better way to go. If you want to open the remote, do the following: remove the two screws - one in the battery compartment and one at the top of the remote. Then, using your thumbnail (this is really the best, unless you have a thin, rigid piece of plastic. A part of a credit-card may work), force your nail between the two halves of the clamshell casing near the bottom of the remote on the left or right side. Once you get your nail (or plastic) into the remote, angle it down at about 45 degrees and simply slide your hand up one side. This will release all the locking tabs very nicely without marring the surface of the remote. Then do the same on the other side. Once you are done exploring, simply realign the two halves and snap them back together.

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on Apr 02, 2010


The early 880's had problems with the charging circuit. For a while Harmony was replacing these units even outside the waranty period. Not sure if they are doing this anymore. However your remote is recognizing that it is in the craddle because the slide show starts which means the charging circuit in the remote is not passing power onto the battery or the battery is not making a good connection inside the remote. I would pull the battery and clean the little contacts in the remote and the contact pads on the battery. If you have a volt meter I would pull the battery and check voltage. You should see around 4 VDC on the 2 outside copper pads if it is charged. If it is charged and the remote is not working then its time for a new remote. If the battery is dead then it is likley the typical charging problem of the 880 is causing the failure. Hopefully cleaning the contacts both inside the remote and in the charging craddle will solve the problem. Use alcohol and a q-tip to clean all of the contacts.
Good Luck

Logitech Harmony... | Answered on Apr 01, 2010

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