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Remotes for Grandma

Discussion in 'Laughter Is The Best Medicine' started by jimmie57, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    This is funny and could be true for my 89 year old mother.
  2. CDJohnson25

    CDJohnson25 Mentor

    Nov 4, 2007
    On a long...
    Hmm, I don't think masking tape is sufficient to stop those buttons from getting pressed. I think a metal wrap would be needed. :p
  3. samrs

    samrs MANC DBSTalk Club

    May 30, 2004
    Flat Branch, NC
    I did that for a customer one time, at their request. I used some light cardboard and electrical tape.
  4. 4HiMarks

    4HiMarks Hall Of Fame

    Jan 21, 2004
    Laurel, MD
    My GF's mother wraps her remotes in saran wrap so they don't get dirty. Of course, she has OCD. They still work.
  5. carl6

    carl6 Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    I actually did that on two of my mother's remotes. That was a few years ago, she is far beyond that now (demented). But it worked for a couple of years.
  6. skinnyJM

    skinnyJM Legend

    Nov 19, 2005
    I will probably need to do that for my parents in the near future. But what they need now is old-style corded remote or one on a chain, like at the bank, so they will quit losing/misplacing them!

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