I got the generic one on ebay (meh) like two months ago, took it out, used it, and put it away. Took it out today, wanted to take some long exposure and self-portraits while on the bike trainer, and it wouldn't do shit. Swapped in a new battery, still nothing. Read on the auction website that you have to hold it at a certain angle to the camera. I swear I tried it a million times all over. I want to do some long exp shots of the fireworks this weekend, but I can't really without this stupid remote. Any ideas?