ProScan TV remotes are programmed to work after you put batteries in them. However, many users have reported an issue with the ProScan TV remote – it doesn’t work after bringing out of the box and even after the new batteries are inserted.
If you are facing the same issue with your ProScan TV remote, then there is nothing to worry about as this is a common issue with this remote that can easily be fixed.
You need to put the batteries into the remote in the correct way. If this doesn’t resolve the remote, then you need to power cycle it. Along with them, we have also included some other reasons and solutions to this issue in this article.
Table of Contents
- Reasons Why ProScan TV Remote Does Not Work
- How to Fix ‘ProScan TV Remote Does Not Work’ Error
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Reasons Why ProScan TV Remote Does Not Work
Many ProScan remote users recently complained that their remote does not work on their TV. There can be several reasons that prevent the remote from working. Here are the most common reasons for this issue:
1. Dead Battery
The first and the most common reason for a remote not to work is dead batteries. If the battery is out of charge, then it won’t be able to supply the proper amount of power to the remote to work properly.
2. Battery Inserted Incorrectly
A battery has 2 ends – a positive end (pointy side) and a negative end (flat side). The battery panel of a remote also has a positive and negative end. If you put the battery incorrectly, then it won’t work.
3. Bug or Glitch with the Remote
The ProScan remote may not work due to a bug or glitch. Hard resetting or power cycling the remote can fix this issue.
4. Hardware Damage
If the hardware of the ProScan remote is damaged somehow, then the remote won’t work. You can easily check whether your remote is damaged or not with a simple trick that is given in the troubleshooting section of this article.
How to Fix ‘ProScan TV Remote Does Not Work’ Error
Before stepping ahead to troubleshoot your ProScan remote, you are suggested to restart your ProScan TV first. If restarting your TV won’t fix the issue, then apply the given solutions to fix the remote.
Method 1: Insert Batteries Correctly
First of all, you need to try new batteries and insert them correctly into the remote to make it work properly.
Put the flat side of the battery toward the spring into the battery slot on your ProScan remote. Do the same with both batteries.
If you’ve inserted new batteries correctly and still your ProScan remote isn’t working, then try the next solution below.
Method 2: Power Cycle the ProScan Remote
If your ProScan remote isn’t working due to a bug or glitch, then this method will fix the issue with it. Follow the steps below to power cycle the remote.
Step 1: Remove all the batteries from the remote.
Step 2: Press and hold down the power button for 1 minute.
Step 3: Press all the buttons on the remote at least once.
Step 4: Insert all the batteries back into the remote and press the power button toward the TV.
If this won’t fix the issue, then follow the next solution.
Method 3: Clean the Circuit of the Remote
It often happens that dust and debris cover up the circuit of a remote that prevents switches from touching the circuit properly. As a result, the remote doesn’t work. Follow the steps below to clean the circuit of the remote correctly:
Step 1: Remove the batteries from the remote and remove the screws from it.
Step 2: Unlock the inner clips that hold the casing. Put a steel ruler, butter knife, or similar dull tools on the gap between the upper part and lower part of the remote case. Then press and twist it upwards. Do all around the remote to unlock each clip.
Step 3: Once you remove the upper case, clean the dust from the circuit using a soft brush.
Step 4: Clean the bottom of the buttons using a q-tip with rubbing alcohol.
Step 5: Place the button panel on the button socket, put the circuit on the button panel, and close the case.
Step 6: Press the case firmly to ensure the clips have locked the case.
Step 7: Insert the batteries correctly and check if the remote is working or not.
Method 4: Power Cycle Your ProScan TV
It also happens that power cycling the TV fix issues with the remote. So, it is worth trying this method to fix issues with your ProScan remote. Here are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Turn off your ProScan TV using the power button on the control panel on your TV.
Step 2: Unplug the power cable from the wall outlet.
Step 3: Keep your Tv unplugged for up to 5 minutes.
Step 4: Plug the power cable back into the wall outlet and try interacting with the TV using the remote.
If the remote still doesn’t work, then you need to check for a hardware issue with your remote.
Method 5: Check Hardware Issue with Your ProScan Remote
As none of the above methods can fix your ProScan remote, you need to ensure that the hardware of your remote is working correctly or not. You can do it using a simple trick.
Note: Ensure that new batteries are inserted correctly into the remote before applying this examination.
Step 1: Open your phone’s camera and point toward the sensor of your remote.
Step 2: Press the power key and other keys on your remote while looking at the sensor through your phone’s camera.
If you can see any light from the sensor on your phone’s screen, then your remote is working fine.
If you can’t see any light from your remote on your phone’s screen, then your remote isn’t functioning. If this case, you need to take your remote to the nearest service center for replacing damaged hardware.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why Is My TV Unresponsive to My Remote?
There can be several reasons why your TV may be unresponsive to your remote or why your remote is not working. It can be due to battery issues, pairing issues, or physical damage to your remote. Another common reason is the Interference of other objects between the remote sensor and the TV sensor.
How Do I Reset My TV Remote?
Here is how you can reset your TV remote:
- Open the cover of the battery compartment and remove the batteries of your remote.
- Press and hold the power button for 3 seconds.
- Insert the batteries and close the battery compartment of your remote.
Can a Tv Remote Go Bad?
Yes, a remote can go bad. There can be 4 most common causes why a remote can go bad.
- Dead Batteries.
- An Electronic Glitch in the Remote.
- An Electronic Glitch in the TV.
- A Defective Remote.
How Do I Know if My Remote Sensor Is Working?
If your TV isn’t responding to your remote and you don’t know whether the sensor of your remote is working or not, then you can check it using a very simple trick. The sensor of the remote releases infrared rays while pressing any buttons.
The infrared rays are undetectable with empty eyes but by using a camera, you can easily detect the ray. If you can see any rays coming out of your remote through your camera, then the sensor of your remote is working.
Now that you know why your ProScan remote does not work on your TV and can easily fix the remote by following the given methods in this article. If none of the above methods can fix the remote, then you can use your android phone as an alternative to the ProScan TV remote. Simply download an app named “Remote Control For ProScan TV” from the Google Play Store and use your phone as a remote controller. Otherwise, buying a new remote might be your best choice.
If you can fix your remote using our guide, then please leave a comment and include the method that you used to fix the remote.