And by "starting to break" I mean it doesn't work when it's in my husband's hand. For the life of him, he can NOT get the remote to turn "Off". It turns "On" just fine for him-- With the touch of one glorious "universal" button, we hear three small clicks indicating the flat screen, cable box and DVD player are all "On" and working perfectly. But turning it "Off" is simply not in his powers.
He's changed the Remote's four batteries three times... talked to it... cursed at it... shaken it... tapped it in the palm of his hand repeatedly, cursed some more, and pushed, pushed, pushed the "Off" button-- And nothing!
Me? One click and the deed is done. The TV equipment is "Off" and I'm on my way.
What's wrong with that picture? Husband has never been "Off button challenged" in the past, it only started about a month ago. I've tried telling him to use his "On" finger, which works perfectly fine, to turn the stuff "Off" but no luck. I'm at a loss. So is he.
The idea of getting a new Universal Remote is daunting. There is no way I will EVER be able to program it myself which makes for a bit of an expense to hire someone to do it for me... Here in Los Angeles that'll run about $300 for a house call plus the new Remote!
So, do I buy a new Universal Remote and make husband's life easier or do I tie garlic around his neck to ward off evil Universal Remote spirits? I'd really like to avoid the cash payout so I'm open to suggestions?
What do you think?
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