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Weird battery size

I recently got a message on my TV saying that my batteries are low and I should replace them.

I took the batteries out and tried to replace them with some other AA batteries I had, only to find that the batteries that the remote came with ( are a different size than "normal" AA batteries.

I took the weird-sized batteries to Target, but they didn't have any AA's except standard sized ones.

Where do you all get your batteries from? Should I just jam some regular AA's in there? They'd fit (I think) but it's be extremely tight and I'm worried that I won't be able to get them out when they die and then I'll have to pay $25 for a new remote.

This is really frustrating. I don't know why they couldn't manufacture their remotes to use normal AA batteries.

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  • sgocity May 04, 2008

    Oops - sorry. I posted this for the wrong control.

  • abcpumpco Jul 21, 2008

    I am unable to find batteries short enough and slim enough to fit. I forced regular AAs in there but they did not power the remote. Help!!!

  • crispinaaugu Dec 01, 2008

    same problem, regular AA's do not work.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    normal size AA are too large to fit into cavity on RC23 remote. My batteries are showing as needing replacement. Please describe a solution to this problem.


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Here's a link on the Directv forums. They suggest putting a small ball of aluminum foil between the positive terminal on the battery and the contact on the remote.

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

Try code 00001 or 00002

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