Saturday, August 30, 2008

Remote Control

Ernest has been complaining for a couple days that his remote control does not work if he points it straight at the TV. It only works if he points it up at the ceiling. It didn't do that when he first got the TV.

So I said, figure it out yourself or ask your dad. (Because the Handy Husband repaired a remote recently, so he is the go-to-guy for that kind of stuff. I just pay the bills, cook the food, do the laundry, parent the children, and run the house. The electronic gadgets are not my department.)

This evening, Ernest figured out the problem. "There was a box in front of the TV." A box? The TV is up on a shelf, how could a box be in front of it? "It was the xBox360 hard drive." Oh. That's not really a box. That's a thingie less than an inch high, but apparently just high enough to block the remote sensor. And why wasn't it IN the xBox360 where it BELONGED????

I just have to compliment the remote control on being able to bounce the signal off the ceiling at an angle and back to the TV.


Vanessa said...

I'm with you, why wasn't the hard drive in the Xbox?

Louise said...

I AM impressed the remote could bounce of the ceiling. If there is anything in the path of any of ours, we get nothing. Have to get out lazy bottoms off the sofa and do something about it.

Minnesota Matron said...

Remote? What's that?

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I have a very expensive story about the hard drive being removed from the XBox360. It involves the purchase of a PS3. I'm glad you're story just involves the need to bounce the remote signal!

Noodle said...

LOL! That sounds just like what my son (and husband!) would do -- figure a work-around rather than fix what's not working. Kudos for creativity though!