Our TV remote was dropped on carpet the other night. We heard a loud bang sound like what a reversed tantalum cap makes. We investigated and thought it was just the remote landing with a pair of glasses on the carpet. Last night the remote failed to work. I opened up the battery cover and noticed a powdery coating on the batteries. When I removed them I could see a slot shaped hole blown in the side of the battery near the plus end. Never seen that before. We replaced all 4 batteries and the remote worked OK again. Wonder how the remote could have caused such a violent end to the batteries?
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