WebTV tips

Recently my WebTV remote control started acting weird. I posted
a plea for help in the
alt.online-service.webtv and some kind soul replied:
Taking out the batteries, pressing all the butttons,
and then reinstalling the batteries has worked
for me. I was told to try this with the remote when
the keys were doing things other than their
assigned function. It brought it back to working

I followed his advice and now my remote is back - good as new!!!