Bell satellite remote volume not working? Look no further because here we’ve gathered ALL solutions that actually have a chance to resolve your issue.
You’ll learn how to address each possible cause and identify where the problem is coming from.
To fix the Bell satellite remote volume control you should change the remote’s batteries and perform a power cycle. Then you can try to re-pair the remote and resolve any signal interference. At last, you should reset your TV audio settings and clean the remote.
There is much more behind those methods and next, we’ll unveil the most frequent causes at your disposal. Once you’re familiar with them, you’ll learn how to identify which one it is.
If the volume on your Bell satellite remote refuses to work, despite your numerous attempts, quite a few things could have happened to the device to prevent the button from working.
Here are some of the well-known causes for Bell remote volume control issues:
If the batteries within your Bell remote have been used for a long time, it is possible that they are on their way, preventing you from adjusting the sound levels on your TV.
Wrong Sound Output Configuration
If you haven’t selected the right output device, it is possible that you will be unable to adjust the sound levels.
A possible interference caused by the surrounding objects might as well block the signal of your Bell remote.
Dust particles and fluids within your remote might prevent some buttons from functioning normally.
Wrong settings or firmware failure could have caused the volume issue.
Now when the problem is transparent to you, next we’ll review the top-rated solutions, so let’s jump right in!
Before proceeding with the solutions, ensure you haven’t inflicted lethal damage to the remote that could disable the button’s hardware.
If the remote was not damaged, then you can start with our solutions.
Before replacing the batteries, it is worth trying to resolve power problems with the remote.
This power cycle method will discharge the remote and entirely restart ALL services.
Here is how to power refresh your bell remote:
- Disassemble the battery compartment.
- Eject the batteries carefully.
- Press and hold each button on your Bell remote for ~5 seconds.
- Once done, put the batteries back.
- Test the volume control.
If this does not work, make sure to replace the batteries before you continue.
If you recently used output speakers or a sound system, but you no longer have them plugged into your TV, the audio output might still be looking for them.
Thus, your TV might not be using the default audio.
Here are some instructions to correct the sound output:
- Go to your device’s settings.
- Locate and enter the Sound options.
- Go to output devices.
- Open the menu and select “Default”.
Note: If your TV is not set to use the default speakers of your TV and you don’t have a third-party device plugged into your TV, you will be unable to adjust the volume using the Bell remote.
There is a really high chance to resolve your problem by re-pairing the remote to your TV.
First, you will need to disconnect it from the TV and manually re-add the remote.
Here are the steps to erase and re-add your TV to Bell satellite remote:
- Press the Clear TV button on your bell remote.
- Wait for the lights on the remote to light up and release the pressure.
- Press the red TV power button.
- Press & release the UP arrow once a second until your TV turns OFF.
- Press the power button on your remote to try turning the TV ON.
If the TV turns ON then the re-pairing was successful and you can now test the volume control. If you’re still unable to adjust the volume, let’s take a look at your TV.
Some of the remote’s buttons could get impacted, if there is severe interference, blocking the remote’s signal to the TV/device.
Follow these steps to get rid of possible interference:
- Remove any large objects in front of your TV and remote.
- Disconnect ALL devices hooked up to your TV.
- Remove any radio stations or RF transmitters near your TV or remote.
- Make sure that you’re not triggering the volume of another TV/device.
If the Bell satellite remote volume not working even after all solutions so far, then the problem might NOT be in your remote. Next, we’ll focus on resolving issues with your TV setup.
Since not all TVs have a dedicated setting for resetting the audio settings, to achieve the same result you can perform a factory settings reset.
Enter your TV options and navigate to the audio settings, if there is no way to restore only the audio settings, you need to perform a soft reset:
Here is how to restore ALL your TV settings to default:
- Go to the TV Settings.
- Enter the Advanced/All Settings.
- Look for Reinstall TV, Factory Reset, Reset TV or similar.
- Reset your TV.
When the reset is done, don’t forget to check for updates from TV Settings > Firmware > Check For Update. Running the latest and clean firmware, test the volume control of your Bell remote.
If your warranty is over instead of throwing the remote away, you can easily open the remote and clean the insights.
If there are other buttons that are not working, then cleaning inside would be a pretty good approach.
Here is how to open and clean the remote safely:
- Open the battery compartment and unscrew the single screw.
- Reach between the top and bottom panel to disable the remote.
- Push out the rubber buttons to separate them from the top half.
- Clean the PCB (upper half), and the bottom of the rubber button sheet.
You can use a wet napkin or toothbrush to wipe the parts. Focus on the volume buttons and check if there are particles preventing the “click”.
Once done, put everything back together and test the volume control.
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If your Bell satellite remote volume is not working after all of our solutions, then you should start suspecting the remote’s hardware.
If you’re using a receiver, make sure to perform a restart and even factory reset, then ensure the proper audio transfer to your TV.
To exclude the entire TV set up as a possible cause, we recommend testing with another remote and if the volume is working then the problem is definitely in the Bell remote.
If the warranty is still intact you could always apply for a replacement.
When Bell satellite remote volume not working the problem is often in the signal reaching your TV.
If you’ve tried all of our solutions and the volume is still not working, there is a high chance that the remote is faulty and you’ll either need a repair or a new remote.
If this post was helpful and you’re experiencing other issues with your Bell equipment, check our blog to discover the solutions you need!
Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.