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TCL Roku TV Remote Not Working, How To Fix TCL Roku TV Remote Not Working Issue?

TCL Roku TV Remote Not Working: If you are using the TCL Roku TV, and you will have either Standard IR remote or a voice remote and enhanced remote. If you find the TCL Roku TV Remote Not Working, what will you do? So, check here why TCL Roku TV Remote Not Working and how to fix it.

by V Gomala Devi | Updated Nov 24, 2021 08:38 AM

TCL Roku TV Remote Not Working, How To Fix TCL Roku TV Remote Not Working Issue?
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TCL Roku TV Remote Not Working

Roku TV is a smart TV. The TV is very simple to use and liked by many. If you are using the TCL Roku TV, you will have either Standard IR remote or voice remote and enhanced remote. Standard IR remotes use invisible IR light to transmit remote key selections. To make sure IR remotes are operating reliably, you must directly point them at the front of the TCL Roku TV. The next is the voice remote and enhanced remote. They connect over the wireless network, and you don't have to point them directly at TCL Roku TV. This has to be paired during the initial TV setup. Continue reading to know why your TCL Roku TV remote not working and how to fix it.

How To Fix TCL Roku TV Remote Not Working Issue?

If your TCL Roku remote not working, follow the below mentioned ways. The ways to fix the standard IR remote and enhanced remote is mentioned below. Follow the steps carefully to fix your TCL Roku TV remote not working issue. Let's check now how to fix the issue.

  1. First, point the smartphone or digital camera towards the TCL remote's tip. 

  2. Now, look into the camera like you are taking a picture while pressing any button on the remote.

  3. You must see a flashing purple light when you press and hold the button.  

Standard IR remote

Here are the ways to fix Standard IR remote not working issues.

  • Confirm that there were no obstructions between the TCL remote and the remote sensor, which is located in front of the TV. Suppose, If you have a soundbar, make sure that it is not blocking the TV sensor. 

  • Point the remote directly at the TV.

  • Remove the batteries and insert them again that may cause the issue sometimes. So, re-insert your batteries. If that does not help, then replace them.

  • Unplug the power cord and push the power button on the TV for some seconds (approx. 15 seconds), then plug the TV back into the power outlet. After that, use the TCL Roku TV remote to turn on the TV.

  • Perform the Infrared emitter test. The procedure involves a smartphone or a digital camera with a live display. A darkened room is prefered to conduct this test.

If you don't see the light from the IR emitter, then the remote can be defective.

Voice Remote and Enhanced Remote

Here are the ways to fix voice remote and enhanced remote not working issue

Restart TCL Roku TV and enhanced remote

  1. First, remove the batteries from the remote.

  2. Press the physical button on the TV and restart it.

  3. Put the batteries back on the remote when you see the home screen of the TV.

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Re-pair the enhanced remote and TCL Roku TV

  1. To locate the pairing button, open the battery compartment.

  2. Press and hold the pairing button for just 3 seconds or hold it until the pairing light starts flashing. If you don't see the light flashing, try again. Again if the light does not flash, then you have to replace your batteries. Repeat the 1st step after replacing the batteries.

  3. Restart the TCL Roku TV

  4. Wait for at least 30 seconds while the remote establishes a connection with the TV.

  5. A remote pairing dialog must show up on your TV screen. Once the enhanced remote and TV were paired, the TV would show the battery status of the enhanced remote.

Try replacing the batteries by doing the following

  1. Remove the batteries from the remote.

  2. Insert new batteries of the same type.

  3. Perform a power drain on the TV.

Performing Power Drain

Unplug the power cord and push the power button on the TV for some seconds (approx. 15 seconds), then plug the TV back into the power outlet. After that, use the TCL Roku TV remote to turn on the TV.

If the above-mentioned steps do not work, then it is better to replace your remote.

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TCL Roku TV remote not working - FAQ

1. What are the TCL Roku TV types?

If you are using the TCL Roku TV, and you will have either Standard IR remote or voice remote and enhanced remote.

2. How do the Standard IR remotes work?

Standard IR remotes use invisible IR light to transmit remote key selections.

3. How do the voice remote and enhanced remote work?

They connect over the wireless network, and you don't have to point them directly at TCL Roku TV.

4. How to fix Standard IR remote?

Here are the ways to fix Standard IR remote not working issues.

  • Confirm that there were no obstructions between the TCL remote and the remote sensor, which is located in front of the TV. Suppose, If you have a soundbar, make sure that it is not blocking the TV sensor.
  • Point the remote directly at the TV.
  • Remove the batteries and insert them again that may cause the issue sometimes. So, re-insert your batteries. If that does not help, then replace them.
  • Unplug the power cord and push the power button on the TV for some seconds (approx. 15 seconds), then plug the TV back into the power outlet. After that, use the TCL Roku TV remote to turn on the TV.
  • Perform the Infrared emitter test. The procedure involves a smartphone or a digital camera with a live display. A darkened room is prefered to conduct this test. 
  1. First, point the smartphone or digital camera towards the TCL remote's tip. 
  2. Now, look into the camera like you are taking a picture while pressing any button on the remote.
  3. You must see a flashing purple light when you press and hold the button.  

If you don’t see the light from the IR emitter, then the remote can be defective.

5. How to fix Voice Remote and Enhanced Remote?

Here are the ways to fix voice remote and enhanced remote not working issue

  • Restart TCL Roku TV and enhanced remote
  1. First, remove the batteries from the remote.
  2. Press the physical button on the TV and restart it.
  3. Put the batteries back on the remote when you see the home screen of the TV.
  • Re-pair the enhanced remote and TCL Roku TV
  1. To locate the pairing button, open the battery compartment.
  2. Press and hold the pairing button for just 3 seconds or hold it until the pairing light starts flashing. If you don't see the light flashing, try again. Again if the light does not flash, then you have to replace your batteries. Repeat the 1st step after replacing the batteries.
  3. Restart the TCL Roku TV
  4. Wait for at least 30 seconds while the remote establishes a connection with the TV.
  5. A remote pairing dialog must show up on your TV screen. Once the enhanced remote and TV were paired, the TV would show the battery status of the enhanced remote.
  • Try replacing the batteries by doing the following
  1. Remove the batteries from the remote.
  2. Insert new batteries of the same type.
  3. Perform a power drain on the TV. 
  • Unplug the power cord and push the power button on the TV for some seconds (approx. 15 seconds), then plug the TV back into the power outlet. After that, use the TCL Roku TV remote to turn on the TV.
6. What type of TV is Roku?

Roku TV is a smart TV. The TV is very simple to use and liked by many.

7. How to perform power drain?

Unplug the power cord and push the power button on the TV for some seconds (approx. 15 seconds), then plug the TV back into the power outlet. After that, use the TCL Roku TV remote to turn on the TV.