Your ProScan TV remote not working and you’re looking for an easy solution?
Luckily for you, you have come across the right post! By the end of this guide, you will know all possible causes for your remote to go faulty and some quick workarounds to dispose of the issue!
Your ProScan remote may have stopped working if the batteries are worn out or its hardware is broken. You could possibly erase its memory, pressing the wrong button or the infrared signal is being improper.
Before we can identify the true cause, you’ll need to go through all of them.
Many users have recently complained that their Proscan or universal remotes do not work with their TV.
It is worthy to mention that the issue might also come from your TV and the remote.
Now that we have mentioned that, let’s check out all of the possible causes for this malfunction and build our way up from there:
1. Worn-Out Batteries
The first reason to prevent your remote from working is worn-out batteries. As you’ve probably figured, without batteries the remote won’t be able to contact the TV and control it eventually.
2. Blocked Signal
If something is located in-between your remote and ProScan TV, it is possible that the signal isn’t reaching the receiver, which leads to your remote not working.
3. Erased Memory Remote
If you have brought your TV to factory defaults, it is possible that the remote has been deleted from your ProScan TV. Such things usually occur with universal remotes and not the ProScan’s.
4. Universal Remote Doesn’t Match
It is possible that the universal remote device you have chosen isn’t compatible with your ProScan TV. Make sure to ask the manufacturer you have purchased it from or check online.
5. Cable Box Interference
If you have a cable box connected to your TV, it is possible that the remote controls your TV and not the cable box interface your TV displays.
6. Filthy Remote
If you’ve been using your remote for a long time now, it is possible that it has gathered dust inside of it.
7. Problem With TV
If your TV is not running or has other technical issues, it is possible that the remote won’t work until the TV is taken care of.
8. Hardware Damage
At last, if you have damaged your remote somehow, it is possible that it has been stopped from working.
Those were all the possible reasons for your remote to go faulty. Having this in mind, let’s proceed with the best troubleshooting methods out there to fix your Proscan or universal remote.
A quick reminder before you start applying our methods is to try restarting your TV.
The TV itself could have glitched, which may result in it being inactive for your remote. Simply press the hardware button on the TV once and turn it on again after several minutes.
If the restart didn’t help, let’s proceed with applying the methods in numerical order:
The first and easiest thing you can do is replace your Proscan or universal remote’s batteries.
Over time, remotes can lose some of their functionality and eventually stop working.
You will need to purchase a fresh set of batteries and insert them into your remote. Then unscrew the compartment underneath the remote and insert the new batteries. This definitely has to get the remote going.
If your remote doesn’t work or some of its buttons get stuck, you can try cleaning the device internally.
For this purpose, you will have to unscrew the 4 screws on the 4 ends of the remote and carefully remove the panel.
You will see the motherboard PCB which you will have to ensure is clean. With a slightly wet napkin, wipe up the remote’s components carefully.
Grab the other side of the remote you had taken out and stick out the rubber part for the buttons. Ensure the holes are clean and insert all the components back in. Screw the screws and you’re ready to go!
It is possible that something is located in-between your remote and ProScan TV, interfering with the quality of the signal.
Such objects can lower your remote’s functionality over long distances and sometimes, even suppress it from working fully.
For this method, simply move any objects in between the line of sight of your remote IR transmitter. For best results, you can move on in front of the ProScan TV and try interacting with it using the remote.
Note: To take the troubleshooting one step further and remove ALL interference, we recommend disconnecting and removing all devices away from the TV as possible.
If you’re using a universal remote, it is possible that somehow it got disconnected. Such things frequently happen whenever the remote is not compatible or has sensor issues.
Here are the steps to re-pair your remote to your Proscan TV:
- Turn on your TV using the hardware power button.
- Press and hold the universal remote’s device and power button simultaneously.
- Wait until the power button comes on and after a few seconds, release the pressure.
- Pointing the remote at your TV, press the power button again and wait for 2 seconds.
If the TV turns off after pressing the power button again, it has paired successfully. If not, try these steps several times to ensure that it is not working instead of you doing something wrong.
It is possible that something has gone wrong with your TV, and it has stopped recognizing the remote.
With the power refresh, you will be able to renew the signal and hopefully get the remote working on your ProScan TV.
Here are the steps to perform a power cycle:
- Turn off your ProScan TV using the hardware power button.
- Unplug the power adapter.
- Wait for several minutes.
- Plug the power adapter back and try interacting with your Proscan TV with the remote.
Note: During the power refresh, it is recommended that you avoid power strips and dividers.
Such devices can develop power issues that may stop your TV and remote from working until further notice.
To fix a ProScan or universal remote, you can try to power refresh your TV, re-pair the remote and change the remote’s batteries. Then, clean the remote’s hardware and move any objects located in-between your remote and TV.
Read Next: How to Reset ProScan TV?
Now that you know why is ProScan TV remote not working, with the assistance of our guide, you should not have issues resolving this case.
In the end, if nothing works despite your efforts, purchasing a new remote might be your best choice!
For more helpful guidelines regarding ProScan TV and universal remotes, visit our technical blog and explore our troubleshooting posts!
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