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Philips TV Remote Not Working

Perhaps you remember the days when we would have to get up and walk across the room to change the channel on the TV. Those days are gone, but if your remote control isn’t working, it can be a frustrating experience.

The most common reason why a Phillips TV remote does not work is that the battery power has become low. It may begin with sluggish performance and before long, no button seems to work. Make sure that the batteries are fresh and installed correctly for the remote to work without problem.

Man holding a remote while pointing at the TV

There may be other reasons why the Philip TV remote does not work, and some of them require you to open the remote control and do some work on it. Make sure that the remote is not under warranty before doing so.

Philips TV Remote Not Working

When your Phillips TV remote is not working, it may only be some of the functions that are not operating properly. It’s a good idea to try the remote control and see if some of the other functions are working as they should.

If you see that some of the functions are working and others aren’t, it may be a difficulty with the remote control batteries. As they get low, some of the functions may work more sluggish than others. By replacing the batteries, you help the remote to operate at full capacity.

Move closer to the TV and see if you can get the remote working as it should. It may not carry a proper signal if the batteries are getting low or if there is something that is impeding the signal between the remote control and the TV.

At times, it does become necessary to reset the remote and this is a process that will take some time. Here is how you do it.

1. Remove the batteries from the remote.

2. Press every button on the remote and hold it down for three seconds. Do them one by one, including the VCR, DVD, and any other button that you see on the remote control.

3. Make sure that you operate all of the switches on the remote and give it a few seconds for each of them to engage.

That should be enough to reset the remote.

You should also be aware that the remote may not work when the power button is first pushed on the TV. Many smart TVs take a while for all of the software to load up and when you push the power button, you will see an LED flashing for about 15 seconds.

While the LED is flashing, the TV will be unresponsive to any action taken on the remote control. It will also not work if you are pushing any buttons on the TV itself.

After all of the software loads in the background, the LED will stop flashing and you will be able to operate the remote as expected.

At times, there may be some interference that keeps the remote from working. We tend to live in homes with plenty of items that are sending signals, including fluorescent lights, smart devices, cell phones, and home devices.

Turn off any devices that you are able to turn off and if possible, move closer to the TV so you can test it without any interference. You may find that there is something that is interfering with the remote and stopping it from working.

You can sometimes check the remote control using a cell phone if none of the buttons are functioning properly. Look at the emitter found on the front of the remote through your digital camera on your mobile phone.

After pressing a button on the remote control, you should see a red flashing light. If so, the remote control seems to be working. This could indicate that the TV needs repaired.

Philips TV Remote Not Pairing

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In order for your Phillips TV remote to work, it must be paired to the TV. If the pairing process is not taking place, here are some steps to take.

The first thing to check if a Phillips TV remote is not pairing is the battery in the remote control. It may not be a problem with pairing but rather, with the strength of the signal. Make sure that you replace the batteries and install them in the proper direction. You can then test some functions at random to ensure it is working before entering pairing mode.

The first step in the process is to put the remote control in erase mode. This brings everything back to the starting condition so that the pairing can take place automatically.

Press the mute button and the ok button on the TV remote for five seconds. At that point, the mode will be erased and when you press the select button, it will be deleted.

Turn the television off and back on and you will be prompted to pair the remote again. You will be asked to press the okay button when the TV first comes on.

Be aware that Philip TVs are capable of saving information from more than one remote control. In some cases, they may be able to pair with up to five remote controls.

This is a great convenience, but it can also cause a conflict. If the TV is connected with another remote control, or if you have paired the current remote control with another TV in the home, it may be causing a conflict.

In order to overcome this difficulty, bring the remote control very close to the Phillips logo found on the television. It should be within a few inches and at that point, press the red and blue buttons simultaneously.

Since the remote is so close to the radio signal, it will pair with that TV and will not receive a signal from an outside source that will cause a problem with pairing.

When the pairing is successful, you will see a message on the TV screen.

Philips TV Remote Not Turning On

Holding a remote while pointing in the TV

Is your Phillips TV remote not turning on? There may be a simple solution.

There are two common reasons why a Phillips TV remote will not turn on. The first is because the batteries have become too low for the remote to operate properly. Replacing the batteries will resolve this issue. Otherwise, it could be a problem with a damaged remote control.

Our remote controls tend to go through a lot of abuse. They live with us on the sofa as we operate the TV, so they are susceptible to spilled drinks, being sat on, and being dropped on the floor.

Sometimes, it is just necessary to replace the remote control because it is no longer turning on. After replacing the batteries, see if you can get the remote to respond and if not, it may need to be replaced.

Philips TV Remote Keeps Blinking

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Most of us would be lost without our remote control. If your Phillips TV remote keeps blinking, here’s what you can do.

Anytime a remote is blinking, there is some type of problem. The remote blinks in order to alert the user that something must be done in order to correct the issue. Some of the more common reasons why a Phillips remote may be blinking include Bluetooth issues, a bad signal, or low batteries.

Once you identify the issue, you can go about correcting it. There will be times, however, when there is a flashing light on the remote and you aren’t sure why it is occurring.

In addition, there is a red flashing light that sometimes shows up on the remote when it is working properly. If it is not connecting to the TV or if none of the buttons seem to be working, it could be caused by an issue with the TV.

The first thing to do if your remote is blinking is to change the batteries. From there, you can start testing various buttons from various distances from the TV to determine what is wrong.

Philips TV Remote Blinking Red

A blinking red light on your Philips TV remote may indicate low battery power, a common issue with unresponsive or erratic remotes. Simply open the battery compartment, replace the existing batteries with new ones, ensuring they are inserted correctly according to the polarity symbols (+ and -). This straightforward swap often revives the remote, restoring seamless control over your TV viewing experience.

In some scenarios, the persistent red blink on your Philips TV remote might be signaling an issue with the remote’s pairing to the TV. Sometimes, the connection between the remote and TV gets disrupted, causing communication failures. To re-establish this connection, turn off the TV, press and hold the “Setup” button on the remote until the red light turns green, then enter “981” using the number buttons. The light should blink red three times, indicating that the remote has been reset and can be paired again by following your model’s specific pairing instructions.

Another potential reason for the red blinking light could be an obstruction or dirt blocking the remote’s IR (Infrared) sensor. The IR sensor sends signals from the remote to the TV, and if it’s obstructed or dirty, the signals may not transmit effectively. Gently clean the top edge of the remote, focusing on the IR emitter (the small, dark plastic window at the front) using a soft, lint-free cloth. Ensure also that there are no objects between the remote and the TV’s IR receiver during use. If the blinking persists, inspect the IR emitter and receiver for damage, as a malfunction in these components might require professional repair or replacement to regain smooth remote functionality.

Philips TV Remote Volume Not Working

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We may do many things with our TV remote but one of the most common things we do is adjust the volume. If your Phillips TV remote volume is not working, here are some steps you can take to fix the problem.

The top three issues associated with a Phillips TV remote volume not working are problems with the batteries, too much distance between the remote and the TV, and a faulty remote. Some of the issues are easy to correct but in other cases, the remote will have to be replaced with a new one.

If the volume buttons are not working on the remote, go to the TV and try the volume buttons on the TV itself. This will let you know if it is an issue with the remote or an issue with the TV.

You can also try getting closer to the television because there may be limited single strength, especially if the batteries are getting low. Identify where the signal is picked up on the TV and make sure it is free of obstruction.

Finally, you can reset the TV by unplugging it, waiting a minute or two, and then plugging it back in again. This will refresh the memory cache and help to correct any issues.

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Philips TV Remote Not Changing Channel

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Changing the channel is an important part of using the remote control. What do you do when your TV remote is no longer changing channels?

The two most common problems that stop a Phillips TV remote from changing channels are problems with the batteries and being too far from the TV. It’s always a good idea to put a fresh set of batteries in when anything goes wrong with the remote. You could also try being within a few feet of the TV to send the strongest signal from the remote.

Since the issue is with the channel buttons, you can go to the TV and try the channel buttons directly. At least this will help to narrow down the problem if they are still working on the television.

Finally, ensure that you are using fresh batteries and they are put inside of the remote properly. Try various buttons on the remote at random to make sure that it is not just the channel buttons that are experiencing a problem.

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Anytime your Phillips TV remote is not working you should check the batteries. Low batteries will cause the remote to act sluggish and it may be difficult to get the TV to respond unless you are very close to it or the remote is pointing directly at it. Keep some fresh batteries on hand and replace them periodically to get the most out of your TV viewing.

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