TV Remote Won’t Change Channels

TV Remote Won't Change Channels - TV Repair

If you are trying trying to change the channel on your television, but the TV remote won’t change channels, this is the article for you. Below is a list of common problems that will cause your TV remote to not work, and how to fix them.

1. The most likely problem with your remote is that the batteries have died. Try changing your batteries and then see if the the remote will change channels. Also, make sure that you put the batteries in the right direction (with the positive sign on the battery facing the positive sign on the remote, and the negative sign on the battery facing the negative sign on the remote).

2. Another possible problem is that the path between the remote and television is being blocked. If there are any objects obstructing the path between you and the TV, try moving around them or in front of them and then use the remote. Also, if you are far from the TV, try moving closer. You can also try wiping down the “eye” on the front of your remote, as built up dust can be blocking the path as well.

3. The other common problem with TV remotes is that it may not be programmed correctly. If this is the case, you will need to reprogram it. Depending on your TV setup, your remote may be programmed in different ways. Read your TV instruction manual to learn how to reprogram your remote.

Find Professional Help

If you have tried all of the above options, but your TV remote won’t change channels, you may need to contact a TV repair professional in order to figure out  the problem and fix your remote. With the help of TalkLocal, you can be on the phone in minutes with up to three, high-quality TV repair professionals in your area, who are available to help you when you need them.

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