The remote control is one of live’s great wonders. Few remember or could even imagine life without it. But with all things in life sometimes we don’t know if it’s working or not. Your TV didn’t turn on and you don’t know why. You swear you changed the batteries last month…but could they be dead? We’ve all been there. So how do you know if your remote control is working or not?
Here’s a surefire way to tell if your remote is working.
- Just start the camera app on your smartphone
- Point the remote at the camera and press any button
- If it’s working you will see a flashing red light, if not it’s dead change the batteries and try again.
But why can I see it with my own eyes. The answer is simple. Your remote control puts out an infrared signal at a wave length we can’t see. An RF remote is the most common and this test will work with any RF remote.
So before you get up and change the batteries, just point the remote at your phone and test it out.
Hope you enjoyed this tip.