Remote Control Battery Cover Fix

Introduction: Remote Control Battery Cover Fix

About: Field Guide for the Millennial Man

If you have ever broken that tiny piece of plastic that keeps the battery compartment cover in place you know how annoying it can be.  Every time you pick up the remote to change the channel the batteries fall out or the cover ends up getting kicked under the couch.  Here is a quick, cost effective solution that does not require duct tape or electrical tape.  I had to steal the bobby pin from my wife but it ended up working out really well.  The entire project only took about 10 minutes and so far the hot glue has held up really well.  Thanks for watching and I'd be happy to hear your input in case you have a better or different solution.

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    2 Discussions


    2 years ago

    That's easy, but how about fixing it when the other side is broken (the one with the spring-like piece of plastic)?


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Brilliant! A few minutes before happening across your video, I'd been crawling around on the floor looking where the battery from my remote landed, for the upteenth time. I too hate the sticky residue of duct tape, and a hair rubber band either slips off, or ends up holding my hair back instead keeping the remote and battery in partnership.

    Just so happens I have a glue gun and bobby pin, so I pulled the cover from my assorted junk drawer and VOLIA!

    It's the little annoyances we tend to try to ignore that really hinder ones Zen.

    Thank you for a simple, and NEEDED solution.