LG TV Remote Not Working TV 2011-2020
If you have an LG TV with the Magic remote control, the TV is controlled by radio signals and infrared signals. To do this, the remote control has an infrared transmitter and a Bluetooth module. If the remote control is new, you will need to do the first pairing to connect it to the TV. You may also need to pair the remote with the TV after replacing the batteries. The remote and the TV should remember each other, though. This pairing is supported when the power is turned off. However, the connection protocol program may not work correctly, in which case the remote control and the TV do not work correctly.
Troubleshooting LG remote control
Very often it helps to completely reset the TV by disconnecting it from the mains for 20-30 seconds. Sometimes you just need to re-bind the remote control to the TV.
If the remote control stops working, in most cases it does not mean that the remote control is out of order (broken). Today’s TV is a computer. To work properly, the TV needs to load a certain number of programs that are responsible for the operation of certain functions of the TV. So to work the remote control, you must run a program that activates the signal receivers in the TV and will decode the commands received from the remote control in what the TV, for example, moving the cursor on the screen change settings, the transfer of voice commands.
Pairing procedures for remote controls differ depending on the model of TV (year of manufacture of your TV). How to pair your remote control and TV correctly (general rules).
Pairing the LG Magic remote control with the TV
- The TV must be on.
- If there are similar televisions nearby, turn on only the one you want to pair with, turn off the others. The remote control can communicate with more than one TV.
- Pairing begins 20-30 seconds after you turn on the TV, the TV needs time to start the operating system.
- All steps to configure the remote control must be performed near the TV, for proper pairing must be a high level of bluetooth signal between the remote control and the TV.
If you need to find or see the compatibility of remotes and TVs, you can use the List of compatibility of LG Magic Remote compatibility list 2011-2020
Initial pairing of Magic remote control for 2010-2011 TV models, LVxxxx, LKxxxx series TVs
Remote control Magic, appearance for TVs 2010-2011, such a remote for TVs LV and LK series.
To pair the remote control for the first time, place it next to the TV at arm’s length (optional but desirable), press the OK or MUTE button and hold for about 5 seconds. Until a message appears on the TV indicating that the remote control and the TV are paired. For a visual indication that pairing is in progress, the backlight of the power button on the remote will blink during the pairing process.
Primary pairing of 2012-2020 TV models and remotes, TV M, W, S, N, A, B, C, F, G, H, K series
The appearance of the Magic remote controls (2012-2020). These remotes have been available for LG TVs since 2012. The appearance of the remotes has changed over time, but the pairing procedure between the remote control and the TV has been retained.
To pair your new remote control with the TV, you must turn the TV on, insert the batteries into the remote control, point the remote control at the TV (you must be close to the TV) and press the OK button (this is the wheel of a computer mouse). Hold down the OK button until the TV displays a pairing message.
LG TV does not respond to the remote control. Magic Remote does not work
This situation could be due to some malfunction of the remote control or the TV. To solve the problem, check if the batteries in the remote control are dead, we recommend replacing them with new ones. If replacing the batteries does not help, you should try to reconnect the Magic Remote to the TV.
To do this, remove the pairing of the remote control and the TV and then re-pair.
How to reset the LG TV remote control
If you need to reconnect the remote control or set up a remote control that was previously paired with the TV. You need to reset the previous pairing of the remote control and the TV. To do this, press the two BACK and HOME buttons on the remote control simultaneously. Hold the buttons down for at least 5 seconds. The remote control will then restart and become as good as new.
Re-pairing the remote control to the TV
The re-pairing is the same as with a new remote control. Press OK when you are near the TV.
If a failure occurs during the pairing process, you need to perform all the steps again. But before you do that, restart the TV, turn it off and on again to clear the program cache and restart the service programs.
For the convenience of users, LG in TVs from 2016 made it possible to perform the actions of disconnection and re-binding of the remote control with one button. To do this, press and hold the GUIDE button on the remote control for 5 seconds. The TV will automatically unpair the Magic remote and pair it again. We recommend you to do everything on the remote control close to the TV.
Unable to pair the remote control and the TV
Yes, this situation also happens, you try to remove the remote control binding and pair it again, but nothing helps, the TV does not respond to the remote control. Most likely in this case, the remote control is defective. LG remote control is a complicated device, it has a Bluetooth module, gyroscope, it reacts to the movement of the remote control in space to control the mouse on the TV screen, it supports voice commands. Some element may not work, remote control wearable device, can often fall, the warranty on the remote control is usually 3 months.In this case, you will need to buy a new remote.
The standard LG remote control does not work
If your standard LG TV remote control stops working, follow these steps to find the problem.
Check if the standard remote control works. To do this, take the phone, turn on the camera, point the camera at the remote control (infrared LED), it is in front of the remote control. Then press any button on the remote control; if it works, the LED on the camera will flash. Notes: The standard remote control emits infrared light; humans cannot see light in this range, but the camera matrix responds to infrared optical waves.
If the LED on the standard remote control flashes, it means that the remote control is working. The infrared receiver of the TV set is not working. Since modern TVs are computers, you need to reset the TV by unplugging the TV for 1-2 minutes (you need to unplug the TV from the wall outlet). After 1-2 minutes, turn on the TV, check if the remote works, if it works, the problem was in the TV, related to the software. If even after that, the TV does not respond to the remote control, it must be repaired.
If the lamp on the remote control is not blinking, replace the batteries with new ones. If replacing the batteries with new ones does not correct the situation, you need to buy a new remote control.
LG TV remote control some buttons do not work
As a rule, the most frequently used buttons on the remote control do not work. These are the volume and channel switching buttons. The cause of the malfunction is the loss of silicone button properties. The remote control must be disassembled and the contact pads must be wiped with alcohol to restore operation. In 90% of cases it helps to restore the functionality of the remote control buttons.
Operating the TV without a remote control
If your remote control is broken, you can use apps for your smartphone to control your TV with your phone. LG TVs can connect to Wi-Fi and work wirelessly with your phone. For phones, LG has developed LG TV Plus, which is a Smart TV app for Android and Apple. With this app, you can control the TV when you do not have a remote control