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Remotes for Grandma

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#1 OFFLINE   jimmie57


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:26 AM

This is funny and could be true for my 89 year old mother.

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#2 OFFLINE   CDJohnson25



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

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

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

I did that for a customer one time, at their request. I used some light cardboard and electrical tape.
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#4 OFFLINE   4HiMarks


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

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


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:23 PM

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 OFFLINE   skinnyJM



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:17 AM

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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