We have all been there, you are bored on a Sunday afternoon surfing channels very happily when all of a sudden the remote stops working. Cursing, you hit the remote and press the buttons a bit harder and it works for a short while. It goes again and now getting angrier you open the back cover take the batteries out and put them back in again.
Miraculously, it starts working again, until you get all comfy and settled. Then it goes again and this time for good. It’s like it was taunting you all this time. Then the search begins, the search for those elusive batteries, that you swear were there in the drawer. Soon, the Sunday afternoon descends into hell and beyond…
Well, stumbled across this interesting chart on GraphJam, asking this exact question:
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Surely, there must be more than just getting new batteries, changing channels manually and pressing the buttons harder. Listed below are some of the comments left by users on GraphJam:
- Get new batteries
- Change the channel manually
- Press buttons harder
- Remove batteries and re-insert
- Use batteries from another remote
- Move recliner closer until you are able to reach to change the channel
- Hitting the remote, tapping the remote against your hand
- Rubbing the batteries
- Licking the batteries!
While some of these methods may work, some have been left by users purely for fun. For your safety and wellbeing, please do not try these at home.
So, what is the sensible thing to do when the batteries in the TV remote dies? Changing them of course… for newer ones. Better still use rechargeable batteries. Keep another pair ready charged and cycle them as needed. Using rechargeable batteries like Duracell Rechargeable or Duracell Supreme batteries tend to be very economical in the long run.