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Remote Control Backing (Missing, best solution)? Answered

Hello, I have a remote control that has no back to it as it was damaged at some point and discarded.

Can anyone please recommend a neat way to keep the batteries in the remote, as sellotape ismessy, not particularly reliable and leaves a nasty residue/mark and isn't particularly convenient to remove when replacing the batteries.

Thank you so much for your consideration!


For me, the easiest way I have found to do this is to glue, or use small screw(s) to attach a piece of Velcro to one side of the case (on the outside is ok) and put the fuzzy part that holds the Velcro across from it.  Then all you have to do to replace the batteries is undo the Velcro strip, take out the old put in the new batteries and press the velcro back onto the fuzzy piece and it holds again. :-) 
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Glue a small neodymium magnet into the case, between the batteries.  It won't close anything, but it would keep the batteries in place.

They must make them differently on your side of the pond :-) 
Over here,  many times there is barely enough room in the case for the battery removal ribbon, much less a magnet. ;-)

A little surgery with a dremel should make enough space...

True, and may even be more aesthetically appealing, but for simplicity, I like my solution above :-) 
er, I mean below, depending on where it is on the page display...

Universal Remote- some are really cheap, like $10, which is worth it to not deal with the falling out batteries.

Hello Yoko,

I have a Yamaha (YSP-800) Amplifier and that comes with a universal remote control. The only problem is that I am unsure how to make it work with all the other equipment I have. I've read through the instructions in the booklet but they don't seem to make much sense to me.

Perhaps you could please help me finally work out how to use it?

Thank you.

Hello everyone, thank you all for your answers so far, I really appreciate your help.

A plastic container lid a pair of scissors some super glue a tiny screw or 2 and some thought should do the trick
Some velcro tape taped around opening and then on piece of plastic cut from plastic container lid should be easy

If you can find someone with the same backing, then you can vacuum form a new one.

If this is a small back - cut a piece of plastic to shape, and mount it with screw(s) perhaps?
If this is a big-back it's more difficult. You might think of covering it in cling-film, then spreading car-body filler over it, sanding & perhaps painting. But your retaining mechanism is going to be a bit tricky.
You might be able to attach Velcro to the inside and hold the battery in place with straps?