I went to change channels on our TV and the stupid batteries were dead. A quick look in the “battery drawer” showed that we were out of AAA batteries. So, hoping to make it through the evening I took off the battery cover on the remote, removed the batteries and swapped the order and replaced them. The remote came to life and has been working now for a few hours. So, the question is, why would moving the batteries around bring them back to life? I would think that each battery has only so much power remaining, why would the order they are sitting in the device change the amount of power they are able to supply?
I’ve never heard that. I always assumed it was because taking the batteries out for a few seconds let them build up enough charge to work for a few more minutes (or even longer in something very little draw like a remote).