Question about Toshiba WC-FM2 Remote Control

2 Answers

Same thing! Remote doesn't want to work

I have the same problem. On occasions in the past, the remote simply quit working. Then, a few days later, it would work just fine (I didn't watch a lot of TV in those days). I've only had the entire system a year, but I don't know what to do. It won't turn on or turn off the TV, I can't change channels or adjust the volume--nothing.

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Try cleaning the infrared LED on the PC board. I had the same problem (10 year old Toshiba). LED was cloudy with dust- also clean inside the TV where the light comes trhough. Works fine now

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 133 Answers

Check the battery contacts for any oxydation, if there is any, scrub it off with a knife or a piece of sandpaper.

Next thing, check if there are any wires from the battery compartment to the circuit board and see if they are ok, resolder if broken.

If the battery contact tabs are soldered directly to the circuit board, check the solder connections and resolder if necessary.

Also check the IR LED (infrared light emmiting diode) on the front of the remote, see if the solder contacts are ok, if not, resolder (some remotes i've repaired had broken solder contacts on the emitter LED so check it out well).

Check any other components that are soldered on the circuit board for bad solder contacts and resolder if necessary.

Just in case, cleaning the rubber pads and the circuit board with some ethyl alcohol might do some good (let it dry thoroughly before reassembling it).

Hope you can get it working...


3rq8 (Triarcuate)

Posted on Jul 24, 2009


2 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: My volume up on the

If the buttons used to work then yeah it sounds like a hardware issue. You can go ahead and take the remote apart, but I don't think you will be able to fix it, unless you are good at soldering. Cleaning the contacts alone won't help. This same thing happened to the most used buttons on my Harmony One, and I just assigned the commands to the screen, so I could continue using the remote without those buttons.
If you want to try assigning the buttons to the screen, the steps in this article by Logitech will help:
I hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 17, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My tv control doesn't work and i put new battery's in and that didn't work either

There's a quick test you can do to test the functionality of the remote to make sure it isn't the TV's IR sensor that's broken. To perform the test all you need is the remote and a digital camera (cell phone cam works too). Take the remote and look at the IR "eye" through the camera's screen. Don't actually take a picture simply use the camera as you would a magnifying glass. While looking at the IR eye press a few buttons on the remote. If the remote is working you should see light coming out of the remote. Our eyes cant see the IR light but the camera can. If the remote doesn't light up then the remote is at fault. You can replace your remote on many websites for somewhere in the 20 - 50 dollar range.

Here for example, you need to input your TV model number and it will tell you what remote you need with pictures. Then, once you are sure that is the remote you want, you can order right from the same website.

Hope that helps!

Jul 19, 2011 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Access system for 3/4 hp belt drive works sometimes, however with change in temp, climate conditions, the system does not work at all. a few days later the system will work without any adjustments

Some electronic components become sensitive to temperature changes and will quit working. If you have more than one remote unit and the problem exists with them all then your logic board is bad.

Oct 25, 2010 | Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain...

1 Answer

Onkyo RC-729E remote for a DS-A3 iPod docking station. The remote seemed to work sometimes when I first got it. Few days later it does not work at all. Have tried changing batteries. Any other things...

The issue turned out to be that the iPod was not seated in the dock correctly. The adjustable back was adjusted too far forward so it was docked improperly. Correcting this corrected the remote issues. Everything works great now.

Jan 03, 2010 | Onkyo Televison & Video

1 Answer

My garage door remote will work for a day or two then it quits and then I have to reprogram it, and it works another few times and stops

If you only have one remote it could be it or the receiver that is quitting. No way to tell without another remote to test it.

Dec 12, 2009 | Sears Craftsman LiftMaster Chamberlain...

1 Answer

LE26R74BDX TV Not responding to Remote

there is a easier way to check your remote.
Open your radio on AM frequencies, you don't need to be tuned just noise is perfect, then bring your remote near the antenna and press some button. You will ear the frequency in your radio. If it works this way but not on the TV make sure to press the TV button before using it (if the remote is universal).

Jul 01, 2009 | Samsung LE26R74BDX 26 in. HD-Ready LCD...

2 Answers

Door locks quit working

check battery in the remote

May 10, 2009 | 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

1 Answer

Power windows, locks, dome light, and remote locks not working

Try checking the ground wires. They become corroded or loose and crazy things begin to happen.
Battery to frame and body to frame.
Be sure they are clean and tight.

Apr 11, 2009 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Keyless remote only works part of the time.

I had the same problem only a few months after I bought the car new in 2003. Dealer fixed it. Then 6 months later same deal. Finally I went to a 3rd party and ordered new different brand remotes and figured out the programming which was quite simple. A serirs of procedures with the door and the key which programmed the devices. 5 years later no problems. Of course before you do anything try replacing the battery in the remote.

Mar 09, 2009 | 2003 Suzuki Aerio

1 Answer

Keyless remote

it might just simply be the battery of the remote died,

Nov 02, 2008 | 2001 Pontiac Aztek

Not finding what you are looking for?
Televison & Video Logo

351 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

75304 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2336 Answers

Are you a Toshiba Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides