When life throws you a challenge, clever people attempt a fix, not a replace. A McGyver move.
This little incident came about because the volume button on the MBR remote was stuck – it took a lot of doing to change the volume. The other buttons worked so I knew it wasn’t the batteries, so I set about cleaning the remote, using the tip of a paperclip to clean around the buttons where dust bunnies gather.
In my zeal to clean, the button popped out. Now my goose is cooked!
I figured this was the time to get out the hot glue gun, but could I find it? Nope. I use it maybe once a decade but alas, the one time I need it, it is among the missing. I saw a bag of glue sticks, but not the gun. Did I loan it to someone and didn’t get it back? Who knows.
I thought about trying Gorilla Glue but I couldn’t even OPEN the Gorilla Glue bottle. That was out.
Now, reasonable people would ask Why not just get a new remote, dummy? The answer is simple. The new Cablevision remote MOVED the Favorites button to a teeny thing way up on the left, impossible to reach easily. Old fat hands liked where the Favorites button was, and why it had to be moved is beyond me.
So, I’m keeping the old remote and for now, until a better solution is determined, one red rubber band it is. It works!!