Troubleshooting an LG Remote Control

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LG Electronics does not sell standalone remote controls or universal remote controls. However, the company does make remote controls for all of the televisions that they sell. If you buy an LG television, such as an LG 32-inch LCD HDTV, it will come with its own remote. As you use the remote with your television, you may experience some problems. Instead of calling LG Electronics, you can troubleshoot the issues on your own.

Step 1

Remove any items between the remote and your television. If something is blocking the signal from the remote to the television, it will not work properly. If you cannot move the item that is in the way, you can move the remote to another position instead. You need to have a clear path between the remote and the television.

Step 2

Slide off the battery cover on the remote. Some LG remotes have the battery cover on the bottom front area, while others are on the bottom back area. Look at the batteries to confirm that they are installed properly. Do this by checking that the "+" and "-" ends of the batteries match the corresponding area in the remote. Change the battery position if you have one that is not matched up correctly. The remote will not work until you do this.

Step 3

Press the proper button on the remote, such as "TV" to use the remote with the television, before trying to use the remote. If the wrong button is pressed, it will not work. For instance, if you have press the "VCR" button and you are trying to change the TV station, it will not work until you press the "TV" button and then try to change the station.

Step 4

Replace the batteries in the remote. If you have tried everything else, you may discover that the only problem is that the batteries in the remote are dead.


Jamie Lisse

Jamie Lisse has been writing professionally since 1997. She has published works with a number of online and print publishers. Her areas of expertise include finance and accounting, travel, entertainment, digital media and technology. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English.