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Opening a 2116
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Post 1 made on Tuesday February 4, 2003 at 18:18
Lurking Member
February 2003
Is there a trick to opening up the case to my 2116? There's something rattling around in there and I want to find out what it is without damaging the case? Should I use a screwdriver to pry the case open? And if so where is the bset place to do it? Thanks!
Post 2 made on Tuesday February 4, 2003 at 18:53
Elite Member
April 2002
At the bottom of the remote, where your hand won't feel the rough edges, left after opening it. Use two small screwdrivers, one to pry it open, the other to slide along popping free the top from the bottom. First remove the two screws in the battery compartment.
Post 3 made on Tuesday February 4, 2003 at 18:58
IR Expert
September 2002
1) There is probably a screw under the batteries that doesn't play a big part in holding it together, but does need to be removed before taking it apart.

2) There are little hooks built into the case holding it together at several points around it. It is much easier to open once you understand the structure of those hooks. I saw a very good picture of them somewhere either at
or in the JP1 group, but I forget where.

3) You need several small "tools" for finding the hooks, opening the hooks, and holding them open while you open more of them. I've seen various opinions posted about very flexible putty knives and other things to use. My own experience as a klutz opening many of this style remote with various tools is that there is a single best tool: That is strips cut from that thin clear semi rigid plastic material often called "blister pack" that many products are packaged in. You can force a strip in somewhere, slide it sideways til it encounters a hook, angle it and force it to open the hook, then leave it stuck in that hook while you start somewhere beyond it with the next strip. About half the time you destroy the "tools", but you get the remote reliably opened without damage and those particular tools are pretty easy to replace for free if you remember to when buying products packed that way.
Post 4 made on Tuesday February 4, 2003 at 23:45
Founding Member
April 2002
Here's the link. You should be able to open it without damage by squeezing (hard) the upper part of the remote at the volume/ channel buttons and inserting some plastic strips (cut up some old hotel key cards or credit cards) in the gap you create. I would stay away from screw drivers, etc. as you will leave marks.

Post 5 made on Wednesday February 5, 2003 at 21:27
The Robman
Loyal Member
August 2001
I also recommend avoiding screwdrivers as they will (in almost all cases) result in you scratching up the casing.

I personally recommend old credit cards (or similar). Just find a weak spot in the seam, slide in the card, then slide it along the edge popping open the clips that hold the two halves together.


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