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How to get your Harmony remote out of safe mode.

Hi everyone. So I can see that there are a lot of people who are having trouble with their Harmony remotes being stuck in safe mode. Here's how to fix it and get your remote working again:


1. Connect your remote to the computer.
2. Launch the Harmony Remote Software, and log in.
3. Click "Downloads" at the top and click "Firmware"
4. The remote will go through the firmware update.
5. Select "Yes", and click NEXT to update the remote.

Voila! Hope this can help.

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Logitech Harmony 550 stuck on Safe Mode --Have Changed the batteries and checked that they are in correct--However, unable to access anything with remote including the Help button.


Hi everyone. So I can see that there are a lot of people who are having trouble with their Harmony remotes being stuck in safe mode. Here's how to fix it and get your remote working again:


1. Connect your remote to the computer.

2. Launch the Harmony Remote Software, and log in.

3. Click "Downloads" at the top and click "Firmware"

4. The remote will go through the firmware update.

5. Select "Yes", and click NEXT to update the remote.


Voila! Hope this can help

Nov 24, 2009 | Logitech Harmony 550 Remote Control

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harmony 550 in safe mode


Hi There,
To get out of safe mode, do a firmware update from your PC. This will install the latest firmware and your configuration. Safe mode is a bootstrap designed to recover from firmware corruption issues so about the only thing it knows how to do is reload firmware.
However, if the remote fails to communicate with the PC when it is stuck in Safe Mode, please try the following.

1. Remove the batteries from the remote & check for any stuck buttons especially the Power button that may be causing the remote to stay in this state.
2. If it still will not apply firmware to get out of safe mode, then still without batteries hold down the #2 button while plugging into USB, and it should exit Safe Mode, and say something similar to 'Firmware Upgrade Success'. Even though it says this, still perform the Firmware upgrade since it was stuck in Safe Mode to begin with.

Aug 29, 2009 | Logitech Harmony 550 Remote Control

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