Even I thought it a Remote Possibility

Chewed up remote control
@maggs224 (1776)
Alicante, Spain
October 26, 2015 7:25am CST
Even I thought it only a remote possibility that my son could repair the remote control.  Bosun had chewed almost all the working end of the remote. Still there was a remote possibility he could fix it,  so  I gave the remains of the chewed up remote control to my son. My son is a bit of a wizz kid when it comes to electronics. He had managed to rescue this particular remote once before when Bosun had got hold of it. This time though I had doubts that even my son could rescue the remote control. Because Bosun had chewed the end that you point at the receiver and the plastic was missing and the end exposed. Click on the photo and see the state of the remote where it was chewed by Bosun. My son though once again came through. He managed to turn a remote possibility into a reality.  Against all the odds he has got the remote control to work again. It is amazing how expensive replacing a remote control is. Trying to use some of the modern devices with out their remote controls is next to impossible. At least in the old days you could walk over to the device and manually do everything on the device itself. Back then the remote was not a necessity but a luxury. The devices back then would function using both manual and remote controls. I wish they still did. Now without the remote you are stuck and that is not even remotely funny.
20 people like this
19 responses
@LadyDuck (108854)
• Switzerland
26 Oct 15
I have bought an inexpensive remote in Italy, you cannot program it and it works with most brands. You find the list online and download what you need to program it.
3 people like this
@maggs224 (1776)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Nov 15
@LadyDuck Fortunately Anna we we have been able to get the remote to work and we have ordered a replacement remote off the internet.
2 people like this
@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
26 Oct 15
I love your last sentence! That seems such an odd thing for Bosun to chew, the naughty little chappie. I hope he grows out of that habit soon.
2 people like this
@maggs224 (1776)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Nov 15
@jaboUK He seems to be getting a bit better Janet , and it is not often that he destroys something important. When he does it is often because we didn't put it away safely in the first place lol...
2 people like this
@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
7 Nov 15
@maggs224 He's getting better - or you are getting better at not leaving things in reach!
2 people like this
@maggs224 (1776)
• Alicante, Spain
9 Nov 15
@jaboUK I think or at least I hope that it is a bit of both Janet lol...
1 person likes this
@Juliaacv (19381)
• Canada
26 Oct 15
You dog has a healthy appetite! Thankfully your son rescued the day by fixing it. We can change the channels and the volume as well as turn our sets on and off by using the buttons on the side of the screen. It isn't as easy as the old dials, but in a pinch when I cannot find the remote, that works!
2 people like this
@maggs224 (1776)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Nov 15
@Juliaacv I wish that they would put the manual controls where they are easy to find and easy to use Julia :D Unfortunately the little gizmo that the remote is for does not have any manual way of controlling it :(
1 person likes this
@Juliaacv (19381)
• Canada
7 Nov 15
@maggs224 So where does that leave you, can you purchase a replacement remote?
1 person likes this
@maggs224 (1776)
• Alicante, Spain
9 Nov 15
@Juliaacv This one is working but we have a new one on order and it should be here soon.
1 person likes this
@BelleStarr (29415)
• Portland, Connecticut
7 Nov 15
lol Well your son has saved the day yet again. Sons come in very handing in times like these!!
2 people like this
@maggs224 (1776)
• Alicante, Spain
9 Nov 15
@BelleStarr I totally agree with you Belle they are handy to have around :D
1 person likes this
@salonga (27838)
• Philippines
3 Nov 15
I hate devices run with remote controls only. Some TV sets appear to have no manual control but they do have, it is just hidden maybe purposely so they will earn more with remote control purchases.
2 people like this
@maggs224 (1776)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Nov 15
@salonga You are right many devices do have hidden manual controls. But even when you can find the manual controls they are not conveniently placed. Thank goodness that my son was able to mend this one :D
2 people like this
@sueznewz2 (8759)
• Alicante, Spain
26 Oct 15
Yeey... i'm glad steve managed to fix it... like you say we'd have been stuck if he had not been able to....
2 people like this
@maggs224 (1776)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Nov 15
@sueznewz2 I am glad that he was too Sue :D
1 person likes this
@Rollo1 (16666)
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Oct 15
There don't appear to be any controls on my new TV, but I did do a thorough search to find them - just in case the remote goes missing. I much prefer just using on and off buttons instead of remotes.
2 people like this
@maggs224 (1776)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Nov 15
@Rollo1 Like you Anja we use an off switch as most devices continue to use electricity even when you have switched them off using a remote.
1 person likes this
@garymarsh6 (11907)
• United Kingdom
7 Nov 15
I tend to spend half my life looking for them when the grand children have been here! You have a clever son!
1 person likes this
@maggs224 (1776)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Nov 15
@garymarsh6 I do have a clever son Gary and it saves me a fortune and lots of frustration. I figure if he can fault find and mend a multi million pound flight simulator then he can sort out most of my electronic problems. It seems a bit of solder and a lot of ingenuity sorts most things out lol...
2 people like this
@garymarsh6 (11907)
• United Kingdom
7 Nov 15
@maggs224 ha ha excellent he is certainly handy to have around. These day so much is just thrown away and new stuff bought in fact it is often cheaper to buy new than have something repaired.
2 people like this
@maggs224 (1776)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Nov 15
@garymarsh6 You are right Gary, I had a problem with a digital camera and they wanted more than I paid for the camera to repair it. So I gave it to my son and he took it apart and fixed it for nothing.
1 person likes this
• Preston, England
7 Nov 15
unusual for a dog to trash a TV remote control - hope he doesn't get hold of it again. Your son did well to salvage it
1 person likes this
@maggs224 (1776)
• Alicante, Spain
9 Nov 15
@arthurchappell I agree with you Arthur my son did really well to get it to work again. We have a new one on order and it should be here soon. It was our fault for leaving the remote where Bosun could get at it lol...
1 person likes this
• Preston, England
10 Nov 15
@maggs224 you need the dog training before he breaks something irreparable
• Canada
9 Nov 15
That doesn't seem fair -- they made the remote so that us lazy people didn't have to get up but now they insist you stay glued to the couch. Enforced laziness.
1 person likes this
@maggs224 (1776)
• Alicante, Spain
9 Nov 15
@Sheilamarie78 Sometimes I look back at the simpler times when anything remote just meant that it was far away lol...
@iamshane487 (1178)
• Manila, Philippines
27 Oct 15
My little sister keeps playing the devices at home expecially the remote control so we oftentimes keep them.
1 person likes this
@maggs224 (1776)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Nov 15
@iamshane487 We have a pile of old remote controls that belonged to devices that we have long since thrown away. But we keep them because my son is good a mending electronic devices and he can often get useful bits off the old ones.
1 person likes this
@PainsOnSlate (18554)
• Canada
22 Nov 15
I don't think he's a bit of a wizz kid, I think is is a big wizz kid. I am lucky like that too. I don't have a pup to chew things up but I do have a son who can fix just about anything to with machines and computers. Its great he fixed it!
@Freelanzer (6026)
• Canada
11 Nov 15
What would we do without a remote? But then again in the olden days we didn't have this many channels.
@allknowing (54673)
• India
11 Nov 15
Nice to have a handyman with a techie brain. Bosun seems to be still a pup. All pups do that. Preiti did worse things.
@valmnz (12595)
• New Zealand
10 Nov 15
Is there a remote chance Boson was placed in remote isolation for a short period? We had a young lab like that once. At least my son, then aged 9, learned to keep his bedroom floor tidy.
@bunnybon7 (30989)
• Holiday, Florida
10 Nov 15
yes young people seem to be able to do so much more then us with tech stuff these days. its a young persons world
@SIMPLYD (73008)
• Philippines
10 Nov 15
The younger generations now are really very good in these gadgets . That's why we don't wonder when they know how to repair gadgets such as the remote . Lucky you for having a son like that .
@JudyEv (90202)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov 15
Some of these young(er) people are certainly whizzs when it comes to technology. Glad your remote is working again. You need to keep it 'remote' from Bosun.
@petertheo (150)
• South Africa
9 Nov 15
Remotes are essential in this day and age. I remember how we marvelled when they first appeared. What luxury not to have to get out of that comfortable chair to change the channel!