View Full Version : How come you press harder on a remote control when you know the battery is dead?

26-03-2002, 04:27 PM
Aren't you tired of people asking you rhetorical questions and you don't know if they are rhetorical questions or not?

26-03-2002, 07:36 PM
Because applying the extra pressure to the remote will increase pressure applies to the battery, causing there to be a higher probability of the remote working.

It is much more effective to whip the batteries out of the remote and bite them. Dont bite to hard as you don't want to get battery contents all through your mouth. But biting the battery so that it stays squashed will add some more life to the battery.


26-03-2002, 09:02 PM
No offence, JM, but I think that is a REALLY bad idea.

Batteries are always highly toxic, and after all - how hard is 'too' hard? Not really a trial and error kind of activity unless you enjoy staying in hospital.

I'd say buy new batteries, but if you must squeeze them, use pliers.

27-03-2002, 04:39 PM
being a person who often has to use peoples remotes, that always seem to have flat batteries, the old trick of the trade is to simply rub them. more often than not its just enough to get the remote to work.

31-03-2002, 11:12 PM
You do that for the same reason you hit Ctrl Alt & Del, 7 times before admitting to the fact that the comp is well and truly frozen, when you knew perfectly well that was the case the second time around.