Samsung TV remote not working Remote Control Issues
On Samsung TVs, the Smart Remote automatically pairs when you first turn on your TV and remote control. To do this, the remote must be close to the TV. If any button on the remote is pressed, it will pair automatically. Standard remote controls do not require pairing. It works with your TV without any additional settings.
Samsung remote stopped working Common problems with the Samsung Smart Remote.
Since the TV is a computer, software problems may occur periodically. Most often, Samsung TVs have the following failure. The remote control can only turn the TV on or off. No buttons work anymore.
This is because an infrared signal is used to turn on the TV. The remote control must be directed to the TV, when you press the power button, the remote control emits an optical impulse invisible to the human eye. This pulse is received by the infrared receiver in the TV. It is constantly turned on even in the standby mode of the TV, having received a signal, it transfers the power supply of the TV from standby to full operation. Voltage is applied to the main board. After turning on, the Smart remote control works with the TV only via the bluetooth protocol.
Fault correction, only the TV’s power button works
If the TV can only be turned on or off by the remote control, then in 95% of cases the problem is not in the remote control. It’s just that the remote control lost connection with the TV and a problem arose in the TV at the software level. And as a rule, in this case, you cannot pair the remote control with the TV. But to restore the performance of the remote control, do the following.
- Disconnect the TV from the power supply, wait 30 seconds.
- Connect the TV to the mains
- Pair the remote control and the TV.
Fix other problems with Samsung Remote
First check the batteries in the remote control or replace with new ones. If there are problems with the batteries, the TV starts to respond poorly to the remote control. To switch channels, you need to point the remote control only at the TV, the channels switch after a few button presses.
How to pair Samsung remote
Since the smart type remote control is a bluetooth device. To interact with the TV, you need to pair, allow the TV to work with a specific remote control. Pairing occurs almost similarly to other bluetooth devices, but for the correct pairing the signal level emitted by the remote control plays a role, therefore, pairing the remote control and the TV must be done with the remote control next to the TV, and batteries with a high charge level must be in the remote control.
Smart Remote Control Fix
If you have become the owner of a used remote control or for some reason your TV has lost the connection with the remote control, you need to re-pair. To do this, direct the remote control to the TV and simultaneously press two buttons. It is desirable that the remote control is located next to the TV, at a distance of about 10 – 15 inches.
Sometimes the pairing of the remote control and the TV does not work. In this case, it is recommended to disconnect the TV from the power supply for 30 seconds. Then connect and pair.
Simultaneously pressed buttons must be held for at least 3 seconds. After that, the remote control and the TV are re-paired.
How do i reset my samsung smart remote?
The question may arise, how can I reset the Samsung remote control. The answer is simple, like any other bluetooth device, there is no need to reset the pairing between the TV and the remote control. If necessary, a new pairing of the remote control and the TV is made.
Attention! If there are problems with the remote control, this does not mean that re-pairing is necessary. First you need to replace the batteries in the remote control.
How to replace the battery in Samsung’s smart remote control
Old remote control models, how to pair
Depending on the model of the remote control, the buttons used to pair the remote control may differ. The figure shows the different types of smart remote control and what buttons are used to pair the remote with the TV. The principle of re-pairing Samsung has not changed for about 10 years. In different models, only the buttons that are used for pairing changed.