This is a really easy hack for a remote control that can boost its signal power by creating a reflector behind the IR Emmiter. And it Definitely works. Now I can actually Use the controller. I got the idea for this when I was thinking about a way to increase its power. I was about to go down to Radio Shack to buy a second IR Transmitter, but then I realized that it would be much simpler to just put a mirror like device to focus the beam, instead of adding the extra emmiter to strengthen it.
Step 1: Materials Needed
1. The Victim Remote
2. Aluminum or Tin Foil
4. Opening Tool
The Opening tool can vary for different remotes. My old Sony remote only need a chisel to pry it open, because it had no screws and such.