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How to test tv/hi fi/ac etc remote control

Not sure if the battery is dead?
not sure if it is the remote that is not working or if it is the tv/hi fi/etc!!!!
the easy way to see if the remote is working,grab your mobile phone and turn on the camera and place the remote just in front of the camera lenses and press any key on the remote and you should see it flash purple on your mobile phone screen

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no response at all from power switch or the remote. will not power on. no blinking lights or anything

could be a dead remote test with a camera ie phone. look at camera on phone etc wile looking at the remote with the camera press the button if working there should be a light coming from the remote. if not the the inferred led may have gone in the remote easy to replace it is just soldered in. take batteries out of remote. there maybe a small screw in the bottom were the batteries sit. take that out. the with a flat blade on the gap between the top and bottom of the remote on the side. use a flat blade minding your hand etc wile doing this. and pop the cover off. when you have done this there is a led at the end of the remote. replace that with the same size ir red led and put back together remote should be working again.

Oct 01, 2013 | Panasonic Viera TH-50PZ85U Plasma TV

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Remote will not work tv.

A working TV remote is a security blanket that allows us the peace of mind of knowing that we don't have to get up unless nature calls or the house catches on fire. People are more likely to spend more time and energy to fix their TV remote than to get up and change the channel. There are a number of simple fixes that can ease your mind when your TV remote is not working.
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  • New Batteries
  1. Check the batteries. Make sure the batteries are in correctly and, if they are, replace the batteries. If the batteries are dead or are not in correctly, your remote will not respond and the LED light will not illuminate when a button is pressed. Make sure the TV is plugged in. An unplugged TV will not respond to any remote.
  2. Check the selected input to make sure the remote is set on the TV and not some other device programmed into the remote, such as your DVD player, VCR, or video game console.
  3. Reprogram the sync code. If you are using a universal remote, it may have deprogrammed, leaving the remote and TV out of sync.
  4. Unplug the TV for a few minutes. During a power surge, a TV can become "confused." Unplugging it for a few minutes will give the TV the break it needs to sort everything out and work properly with your remote.
  5. Use another remote on the TV. Program a universal remote to work with the TV. If the TV does not respond, the problem is likely with the TV and not the remote control.

Jan 09, 2011 | Toshiba 62HM95 62" DLP HDTV

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remote control not responding


Are you sure it's the remote? It could also be a faulty Infra-red (IR) receiver in the TV.

First, try this trick for unfreezing a 'dead' remote:

1. Remove the batteries.
2. Press and release every button on the remote one at a time until every button has been pressed and released at least once.
If your remote has any slide switches, you must repeat the button pushing for each switch position. When you've pushed all the buttons, put the slide switch back in the correct position to operate the device you use it for.
3. Put the batteries back in the remote, and make sure they are correctly installed. Use new batteries if you're unsure about the old ones.
4. Try the remote.

If this doesn't work, check the remote is sending a signal. Take it into a darkened room and look into the end which you point at the TV/VCR, etc. Press a few buttons and make sure you can see the red LED flashing. Alternatively, get someone to point the remote at you and press some buttons while you look at it through the viewfinder of any digital camera or an analogue (tape) video camera - a mobile phone will be fine for this. You should see the flashes clearly.

If you can see the flashes, try replacing the batteries and try with the TV again. If it still doesn't work, it's likely that the IR receiver in your TV (or whichever device you are using it with) has failed.

If you can't see any flashes after doing all of the above, then your remote is probably dead and the easiest thing to do is replace it as repairing it will cost almost as much (or more) than buying a new one.


Hope this helps.


Nov 23, 2010 | Pioneer Vxx2914 Remote Control

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What is the remote code for an Orion TV using an RCA universal remote?

to sync the remote to the tv so you can use it,theirs a different code for each thing you connect or sync it to i.e HI-FI / DVD Player /TV etc....

Oct 20, 2010 | Televison & Video

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I have a hitachi ax-m68d hi-fi and the remote no longer works. I bought a oneforall replacement urc-7562, but the manaul does not contain the necessary code. Is there anywhere that I can get this code, so that I can use the the replacement remote? Your help would be greatly appreciated. Need the hi-fi for my wedding tomorrow!!!

You can find the remote control codes for different brands of devices from

If none of the codes work then we have two other solutions:

1. Searching For Your Code

If you have tried all of the set-up codes for your brand of equipment ,or your brand is not listed, and you are still not able to get the unit to respond, try the following procedure to search for your code.
If you don't find a code that works, the remote will flash four times when you reach the end of all the codes for this device type.
  1. PRESS the button for the device you want to program, (TV, VCR, CABLE, etc.), then RELEASE.
  2. PRESS and HOLD the SETUP button until the red LED flashes twice, then RELEASE.
  3. ENTER 9-9-1 (two blinks on the remote)
  4. ALTERNATE slowly between the POWER key and the DEVICE (TV, VCR, CABLE, etc.) button until your device turns off. (On VCR, LD, and CD players use PLAY instead of POWER)
    Make sure that the remote is pointed at your device during the search, You may have to press this sequences of buttons up to 100 times to search the entire library of codes.
  5. When your device turns OFF, PRESS the SETUP button and RELEASE it to lock in the code for your device.

hope this may help;



Jul 31, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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