Can remote controls cause batteries to leak/explode

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Found 4th Jul 2010
Had this tv a year and a few weeks after getting it the batteries leaked, I cant remember that far back so I dont know if it was acid and the white powder or just the white powder but anyway I stopped using the remote for 5 months as it failed to work and one day left it on top of a hot radiator for a few days and it started working again intermittently so I left it on for a few more days and it worked until yesterday.

Same problem as the first set of batteries that died, they have leaked white powder over the contacts on the remote and though I have wiped it away the remote has stopped working again completly

So Its strange that it has happened twice when the batteries were low(since this is only the second set I have used)

So just checking if people knew what was happening and also if I unscrew the remote and clean the insides with a alcohol wipe(same as I use for a cpu) do they think it will help.
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Cant do any damage, I often use alcohol wipes for cleaning up where batteries have leaked.
The other thing in future is to make sure to not use cheap batteries in long lasting products, because, as you found out, they leak. I get a big pack of Duracell from Costco, more expensive, but they don't leak breaking the product they are in.
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Don't use cheap alkaline batteries they are terrible for leaking.
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lumoruk;8977431

Don't use cheap alkaline batteries they are terrible for leaking.



Both sets were Duracell alkaline lol.
ryouga;8977432

Both sets were Duracell alkaline lol.



I have had a few Duracell batteries with use by dates a few years off go bad in remotes etc. Maybe they have had some bad batches? Mine were expiry 2012 I think.
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sickly sweet;8977435

I have had a few Duracell batteries with use by dates a few years off go … I have had a few Duracell batteries with use by dates a few years off go bad in remotes etc. Maybe they have had some bad batches? Mine were expiry 2012 I think.



Dont know but the batteries I put in the remote last time were from a Xbox Elite console I got in October 2008 so its possible.
ryouga;8977456

Dont know but the batteries I put in the remote last time were from a … Dont know but the batteries I put in the remote last time were from a Xbox Elite console I got in October 2008 so its possible.



Were they standard looking Duracells, the black with gold writing ones? I'm half tempted to send them back to them and ask for a new Wii remote as it's all eroded inside.
I have just had some Sony batteries leak badly, so it seems it doesn't matter what brand you use.
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I always thought Duracell Batteries are good but I guess since All is Made in China we have to live with bad Quality
one of 3 AA Alkaline popped open with a Noise and spilled Chem.all over the Batt.Compartment of a small LED Light Mic/Organ which was running the whole Day
My Guess is, the Batt. did die premature and got reverse charged by the other 2 Batt's
all Batteries where new and had the Exp.Date March2016
sine I use a Lot of AAA and AA Batteries my Decision is to use from now on only Vatra and Eveready
- - till I get dissapointed again
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