How to disassemble the essence remote

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    samsp99
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    Is there any information on how to disassemble the essence remote? I acquired one on ebay, that was listed as for parts. It seems to work, but the left button and volume wheel are a bit sticky. I’m thinking something may have been spilled.

    I don’t see any screw holes and I don’t want to go randomly prying.

    #10299
    LeMirage
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    If you search on the archived forums you will find a post about this, but If I remember correctly it was next to impossible without damage since the ring is press fitted.

    one big gamble would me immersing the remote in a bowl of alcohol and hope for the best. …

    Maybe someone else has better advice…. They are super nice little remotes and without the full essence kit the wheely remotes can be used IR / Bluetooth with many beosound/play speakers!

     

     

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    Mr10Percent
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    Short answer…I don’t know

    Long answer

    speculation mode….on

    obviously a service manual is required if there is one but looking at the battery side, there are 4 x 3mm holes next to the locking lugs. When I look down these holes with a loupe there appears to be a ball bearing at the bottom of each and an off centre plate thing.  I guess near to the underside of the touch pad?

    I wonder If the volume ring is locked in position with a spring clamp/bearing arrangement and is released in a similar way to early 1990 car stereos – I.e with 2 U-shaped coat hanger wire (but thinner of course) which are pulled apart in pairs to release the clamping spring?

    it may be that the Essence remote was never designed for service and a new module was matched to the expensive base?

    speculation mode…off

    #10327
    Glitch
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    I don’t see any screw holes and I don’t want to go randomly prying.

    I assume that you didn’t have any luck finding a service manual.

    If you do have to resort to “randomly prying”, having the proper tools can make a difference. Pry tools like they sell at iFixIt can help getting stubborn devices open with minimal damage. The plastic pry bars are softer than many of the plastic cases.

    When it comes to opening cases, everything is fair game. I’ve used everything from credit cards, to guitar picks, to painter’s pallet knives to get into devices.

    When I don’t have any clues on the proper way to get something apart, I start with the spot that will be least noticeable if the device is damaged by opening. Some manufacturers are kind enough to design the initial pry point in a discrete location to help out the people servicing the device. YMMV.

    Glitch

    #10335
    Beozip
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    you find the screws under the plastic plate/keyboard to open the remote ….BeoSound Essence Remote inside a

    you must lift it up but please be very careful

    good luck

    #10336
    LeMirage
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    Cool info Beozip! Did you just carefully pry of the plastic cover ?

    it will not bend doing that?

     

    For extra support / info you could also sent a message to the company

    https://ruwido.com

    They seem to be the company (located in Austria) contracted by B&O to have made the Essence remotes. They specialize in remotes and the name is found on the small print of the sticker on the essence plastic mounting plate….

     

     

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    #10352
    Beozip
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    I have not try it for my self but with a little heat from a hairdryer can that maybe work.

    The pic is from a member thread out of the archive forum

    But no warranty from me 😉

    #10531
    Dannym
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    The plastic button cover is attached to the black plastic disc (with the four screws) with thin double sided tape. You need to use a tool that looks like a guitar puck to separate the bond. Some very gentle heat would help but because as the button cover can easily warp. Slide the puck between the two parts and work around until the tape bond it broken.

    The battery tray on the reverse side can then be removed by gently straightening the four IR LEDs.

     

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