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How to Clean Battery Corrosion & Save Your Remote
My family recently started spending more time in our family room instead of our livingroom where we had been watching television for the past two years. After using the area as storage for a long time we finally decided to make it family friendly and redecorated the area.
When we got ready to watch our first movie in our newly decorated space, our plans were interrupted by a remote that stopped working due to battery corrosion. The remote had been in storage for years and we never expected it to be sitting so long so we didn’t remove the batteries before storing it.
Instead of wasting money by ordering a new one and waiting a few days to get it in the mail, I decided to try to clean the battery corrosion myself.
What you will need to clean the battery corrosion & save your remote:
- Vinegar (click it to see which kind I use)
- Cotton Swabs
- Fresh batteries, such as Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries
Dip your cotton swab into the vinegar and lightly scrape against the corrosion build up inside the battery compartment.
Try not to the saturate the area with excess liquid and use a little bit at a time to prevent getting liquid into the wiring inside.
If your battery corrosion is not being phased by the vinegar try adding a little baking soda to the vinegar for a tougher clean.
Use another cotton swab to dry out the left over vinegar and battery corrosion before replacing batteries.
I chose Energizer® EcoAdvanced™because it is the world’s first AA battery made with 4% recycled batteries and is Energizer’s longest-lasting battery. Try it! Power your most critical devices AND have less impact on the planet!
They are easy to find in the battery center at Walmart and you will be doing yorself and the enviroment a favor by picking these up the next time you need batteries.
I hope I was able to help you learn How to Clean Battery Corrosion & Save Your Remote. Have you tried this method before, how did it work for you?