How to Program a Samsung TV Remote

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How to Program a Samsung TV Remote
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The remote control is one of the most helpful devices in the house. Samsung TV remotes can become out of sync by accidentally pressing the wrong buttons and deprogramming the remote from the TV. When the remote control is out of sync with the TV, the remote will not operate the TV. In such a case, you need to reprogram your Samsung TV remote control to get it back in sync with the TV.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Paper clip or other fine-pointed object

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  1. 1

    Turn off the TV you are programming the remote for. The TV needs to be turned off for the syncing process to be completed. Even though it's turned off, the TV still catches the signal from the remote control.

  2. 2

    Press down on the "TV" button on the remote. Pressing the "TV" button tells the remote that it is pairing with a TV so that the remote gives out the appropriate signal during the syncing process.

  3. 3

    Use a paper clip, tooth pick, or any other item with a thin tip to press down on the tiny indented "Set" button at the bottom of the remote control.

  4. 4

    Use the link in the resource section to find the code for your TV. Type in the 3-digit code on the number pad of the remote. If the first code doesn't take, continue down the code list until you find a code that works.

  5. 5

    Press the "Power" button on the remote. If the TV turns on, it means the code worked, but if the TV does not turn on, repeat steps 2 through 5 until the TV turns on from the remote.

Tips and warnings

  • Clear a path between the remote and the TV so nothing blocks the TV from receiving the signal from the remote.

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