Replacing Your Remote Control Doesn’t Have To Be Hard Read These Tips!
Perhaps one of the most frustrating things is sitting down for a nice evening of watching television or a movie, picking up the remote control, and finding that it’s gone dead and there are no batteries in the house. If it’s a special type of remote control and permanently dead, you might have to even throw it away and begin the search for another, which is always supremely frustrating. Plus, with all our gadgets these days (music players, air conditioners, gaming devices, etc.,) a growing stack of remotes end up on our living room tables. Did you know that over half of Americans have at least four devices in just their living rooms that require a remote control? With so many devices, you’d think that searching for your Samsung remote control replacement or your Toshiba remote control replacement might be easy. However, in many cases, it’s a headache and a half to find your correct TV remote replacement.
Start At Home
If you lose your remotes regularly, check under your couch cushions. According to a Logitech study that was entitled “Global Remote Control Trends,” there’s about a 50% chance that it ended up buried in your couch somewhere. If it’s a device specific remote, checking at home first will save you money on tracking down your Samsung remote control replacement or your Sony remote control replacement. It might be strange to say, but checking in your refrigerator and freezer works for about 4% of people who are missing their remotes, while 2% of people tend to find them in the car!
When It’s Gone For Good
Alright, you’ve checked everywhere. It’s not in the house or in the car or any logical (or illogical) place ou can think of. Time to go buy a new remote. If you have a special remote, make sure you purchase them from the remote company itself, so the programming is correct. Getting a Toshiba remote for a Samsung device wouldn’t make any sense at all. Instead, you want to find your Samsung remote control replacement from a Samsung manufacturer.
What About Just Restarting Everything?
Sometimes a remote just needs to be reprogrammed. If you get a new remote that’s right for your device, it’ll already be programmed correctly. If it’s an old remote, try just resetting it to get the results you want. You might have to spend a few minutes afterwards readjusting your settings, but it’ll save you on getting a new remote! Don’t be so fast to throw your dead remote out either–one in three remotes that are assumed to be dead can just be restarted with a five step process that the remote company provides.
So next time you reach for the remote and find that it’s either missing or dead, don’t immediately head for the store to try and replace it with a generic remote. See if you can either reprogram it, or find the correct model for your device. Having the correct remote for our device will make your life easier in the long run. If you’re disorganized, consider having designated spots for the remotes in your home, as an easier way to keep track of them all.