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Disassemble Harmony 785
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Post 1 made on Wednesday December 3, 2008 at 19:26
Lurking Member
December 2008
Has anyone successfully disassembled a Harmony 785?

I need to take mine apart so I can fix and unresponsive Ch+ button. I've tried removing the four screws and prying apart the sides, but when I get around 3/4 down the remote the two halves don't seem too keen to release. I'm worried if I force it I'm likely to damage the circuit board or something.
Post 2 made on Tuesday January 6, 2009 at 16:04
Long Time Member
August 2003
I had a go at one of these a year or so back
If i can recall there are 2 hidden screws behind the silver plastic strips that run above the side buttons
you will have to damage the strips to get to the screws and then be careful as the ribbon cable connecting the screen to the pcb is very short and delicate
Mine wouldnt connect to the pc to update and was out of warranty so knackering it more didnt matter as i had to purchase a new one
I am not sure i could get on stripped down and put back together without damage to the unit
Hope this helps
Post 3 made on Monday August 10, 2009 at 09:00
Lurking Member
August 2009
I have just recently dismantled my Harmony 785 remote and there are the 4 screws behind the battery cover and there are also 2 screws up the top behind the black plastic front, either side of the activities button. You need to peel back the black cover to reveal the 2 extra screws undo them and then the remote comes apart quite easily, just beware of the charging terminals as the wire is not very long, but they do plug into a little connector on the main PCB. Hope this helps anyone else in the near future. If you require I can take photos and post them to illustrate what I mean.
Post 4 made on Wednesday January 12, 2011 at 04:11
Lurking Member
August 2009
I have had a few people asking for pics of how to disassemble this remote so I decided to put the pics up here for anyone else to see.

Peeling back the cover to get to the screws

Hopefully showing the screws better

Hope this helps someone else 
Post 5 made on Monday January 24, 2011 at 03:58
Founding Member
January 2002
Hi kitman, where are the pictures?

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