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Old 17-02-2017, 09:13   #1
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How do you child proof you power buttons?!

I can't be alone in this issue, but I have a Humax Foxsat, a Yamaha Amp and an Xbox One all with visible buttons that my 18month loves pressing.

Surely someone must have found a good hack to a) not ruin the hardware (i.e. no superglue) and b) fits different size & shape buttons?!

I actually don't use the buttons at all (unless my daughter presses them) so happy for them to be locked away, but need the units visible for the IR

Any thoughts appreciated!
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Old 17-02-2017, 09:18   #2
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If they're flush with the casing you could put some tape nice and tight over the button. Little fingers shouldn't be able to press it all the way in then.

Either that or glue a drawing pin sticking out on them? They won't do it more than once then!

(joking...)

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If they're flush with the casing you could put some tape nice and tight over the button. Little fingers shouldn't be able to press it all the way in then.

Either that or glue a drawing pin sticking out on them? They won't do it more than once then!

(joking...)
Ha. I said no glue

The Xbox on is flush but tried that and she still knew it was there and it didn't prevent a push. Also looked rubbish (which while not essential would be a bonus!!)
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Old 17-02-2017, 09:30   #4
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Cut out some cardboard and then duct tape? Will stop the buttons being depressed, and should be easily removable once she learns to respect the AV!

If there's any residue, then some baby wipes or alcohol swabs will get shut of it.
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Glass cabinet? Out of reach? Thomas used to love switching on my PS3.
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Could you use a small suction cup on the XBOX, or would that get pulled off too?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/20mm-Round-.../dp/B008B65K2I
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Never had a problem with anything like that, our almost 3 year old has never paid any notice to anything other than the stuff we give her to play with. I think some parents cause these issues buy making a big fuss when a child touches something, we are very relaxed and don't worry about it.

But of course I only have experience with one child.
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Could you use a small suction cup on the XBOX, or would that get pulled off too?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/20mm-Round-.../dp/B008B65K2I
That's a pretty decent idea... Might try that
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Never had children ourselves, but we do have a goddaughter (now almost 23 and still as close to us as ever) who spent a lot of time with us growing up due to circumstances. We were/are very lucky in that respect; despite an indifferent biological father, she was always the ideal child, never fiddling with my expensive photographic or Home Cinema equipment. By the time she was 7 years old she knew how to handle all the Home Cinema and hi-fi kit, not to mention the home PC and games. But despite having the run of the house, she always asked our permission before touching anything and when she did, handled everything with care. As a teenager I allowed her to use the Home Cinema whenever she wanted but she always asked me first.

I answer to the original OP query, I have seen glass cabinets enclosing all the kit including remote controls that have locks, but still allow air circulation. Might be a pain and rather OTT but anyone has kids who simply wont' keep their hands to themselves, this might be the only answer.
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