How to Disassemble Your DirecTV Remote

By Lynndee Marooney

A DirecTV remote's keys can become sticky if food or drink are spilled on the remote. When this happens, the remote can be difficult to use or may not function at all. Disassembling the remote and cleaning the inside thoroughly may restore function to the remote. Whatever your reason for wanting to disassemble a DirecTV remote, the remote can be taken apart within a few minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver

Step 1

Flip the DirecTV remote upside down and remove the battery cover. The battery cover can be removed by asserting gentle pressure and sliding the cover down. Remove the batteries.

Step 2

Locate the small screws in the battery compartment. Using a very small Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws.

Step 3

Turn the DirecTV remote back over so you are viewing the keys on the remote. Use a small flathead screwdriver or other tool with a flat, thin edge and insert the edge into the seam on the oval portion of the remote. Apply a gentle, upward pressure to the tool. Continue this process around the oval face of the remote until it releases and you can remove it.

Step 4

Locate the four screws and remove the screws using a small Phillips screwdriver. Using your flat tool, insert the edge in to the seam at the bottom and sides of the top portion of the remote. Continue to do this until the covering releases. Lift the covering and pad with the keys from the remote. You should be looking at a gold colored metal sheet protecting the electronic portion of the remote.

Step 5

Remove the two screws holding the gold plate in place. Once the screws are removed, lift the electronic portion. Your entire DirecTV remote is now unassembled.