Moved into a new place and my master bedroom has a fairly nice Hampton Bay fan. However, the previous tenants "lost" the remote for it. The walls are plaster so the landlord opted against running a switch on the wall, so for the time being I am without a ceiling fan.
I'd like to replace the remote assembly with a pull chain, as I've heard no good things about ceiling fan remotes.
Is this feasible or do I need to go buy a replacement remote?
Edit: this fan is a real POS. No chains, no reverse switch, no remote receiver in any serviceable area. I found a replacement remote at Home Depot and attempted to replace it. First I tried using the factory defaults and hurray the fan turned on...just in reverse...and slow. I'm not sure what exactly to do with this fan besides ask my landlord to throw it out. Ideas?
Edit 2: updated my answer, the light housing had fubar'd electronics. Replaced those and it is golden.