"I've Done Something Really Stupid!"

@Janey1966 (24126)
Carlisle, England
October 12, 2012 4:07pm CST
Those were the first words Mum uttered to me when I rang her up earlier. "Oh dear." I thought. I wonder what it could be? She then proceeded to tell me that she uses her Cif Bathroom Mousse to "clean allsorts, not just the bathroom." Apparently, she's only gone and SPRAYED HER SKY+ REMOTE CONTROL WITH IT! I asked her, "Why?" and she told me it was looking "a bit grubby!" Unfortunately, the mousse has obviously clogged the remote up so now it won't function and we all know how Mum LOVES her Sky+ box, so she's having to manually click on that to change channels! I've advised her to take the remote to Comet as it's within walking distance of her home. As far as I know, new remotes need to have a code keyed in, relating to the manufacturer of the TV, i.e. Sony in this case. At least, that's what used to happen about 10 years ago lol. Has anyone else had to do this? Am I right in thinking that a code is required in order for a new remote to be activated? One thing's for sure, she DEFINITELY needs a new one.
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Oct 12
hi janey so the bathroom mousse just does not work on TV remote control and her sky . what is a sky? anyway I think she does need a new remote control. yes I always thought remote controls had a code to order for a new remote control to be activated too.
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
12 Oct 12
Sky is a TV service that also has broadband and phone. The Sky+ box is a PVR where you can record and pause live TV, that kind of thing, which is invaluable for Mum as she never watches adverts lol. She's got it working now..unbelievably, after all that mousse being sprayed on it.
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@BarBaraPrz (20553)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
14 Oct 12
There are "universal" remotes available, so I don't think they need to be coded anymore.