If your Mitsubishi TV remote not working there are a few possibilities that you need to take a look at.
In this post we will share with you exactly what might have gone wrong and exactly how to fix it, so keep reading to find out!
To fix a Mitsubishi remote, first, try power cycling the remote and replace its batteries. Then, ensure your TV is receiving a signal from the remote, check the infrared LED of the remote and ensure there are no solid objects blocking the IR sight of your remote.
Before moving on to the essential troubleshooting, let’s take a look at some possible causes and what might have caused them.
Why The Mitsubishi TV Remote Does Not Work?
It is important to remember if the remote had been an object of water or physical damage/drop in the recent past.
If this is the case, the soldering inside could be loose leading to a non-working remote.
If however internal hardware damage does not seem to be the case, here is what could have gone wrong:
1. Worn-Out Batteries
The traditional cause for this issue is worn-out batteries which will make your remote unresponsive.
2. Signal Blocked
Object blocking the signal between your remote and TV might make you think there is something wrong with the remote.
3. Remote Erased from TV
It is possible that your TV erased your remote’s connection threads as a consequence of a factory or system reset.
4. Hardware Damage
Any drop or water damage could have eventually led to the end life of your Mitsubishi TV remote.
Now that we have these causes mentioned, let’s get into the troubleshooting process and get this issue unveiled.
How To Fix Mitsubishi TV Remote Not Working?
It is good to first ensure you are using the correct remote with your TV. Some users who have cable boxes connected to their TVs may have an extra remote which will be nonfunctional during the time your cable box is turned off.
If you’re certain you are using the correct remote, here are some easy steps to troubleshooting the issue.
Method #1 Perform A Reset On Your Remote
Performing a reset on your Mitsubishi remote might manage to bring it back to life.
Here is how to reset the Mitsubishi TV remote in a few simple steps:
- Grab your remote and press and hold the INPUT and VOL+ buttons.
- Proceed to put pressure on the buttons until 10 seconds have passed.
If your TV is unresponsive, however, try this:
- Open the front panel of your remote by pushing it sideways.
- Grab a pointed object (paperclip or needle).
- Locate the small “System Reset” button inside of the compartment.
- Using the pointed object press the button down and wait for around a minute.
After waiting for 50-60 seconds, release the pressure from the button and wait for a couple of minutes. Green LED light will mean that the reset was successful and you may release the system reset button.
Method #2 Replace The Batteries
If resetting the remote didn’t manage to resolve the situation, then perhaps the batteries of your Mitsubishi remote are worn out.
To replace the batteries of your remote, you can follow the instructions below:
- Unscrew/Push downward the compartment underneath your remote.
- Carefully eject the batteries from their location with a slight push.
- Inset a fresh set of batteries into your remote and re-install the compartment cover.
After performing these steps, you can check if your remote is functional now.
Note: If the batteries stood inside the compartment for a long period of time, it is possible that there has been a battery leaking, damaging the whole battery compartment of your remote.
If this has happened, it is best to purchase a new remote for your TV.
Method #3 Check For Interference
The next thing you can check for is a possible interference. Any solid object located between your remote and TV could eventually block the signal, making your remote unresponsive.
Ensure the pathway between your TV and remote is clear and proceed with the next method.
Method #4 Re-pair Your Mitsubishi Remote
After a factory reset or system erase, remote disconnects may often happen. This is why you should try repairing the remote to your Mitsubishi TV, in case it got disconnected during the process.
To re-pair your remote, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Ensure your TV is turned on by pressing the hardware power button.
Step 2: Press and hold your Mitsubishi remote’s power and device buttons at the same time.
Step 3: Wait for several seconds until the power button comes on and release both the buttons.
Step 4: While pointing the remote at your Mitsubishi TV, press the power button once again and wait for another 2 seconds.
If your TV ends up turned off at the end of these steps, then this means you have successfully repaired the remote.
Method #5 Try Hard Resetting Your TV
If the Mitsubishi TV remote is not working, even after performing all the previous methods, then it could be because of your TV, instead of the remote.
The most universal approach we could think of is the hard reset and here are the instructions to do it:
- Ensure your TV is turned on.
- Unplug the power adapter’s both ends and move it away from the TV.
- Wait for 5 minutes for the best results.
- Plug the power adapter again, as you first connected it to the TV and then the power source.
Easy as that, you had performed a hard reset on your TV and if the problem was from the TV it has a high chance now to be resolved. Feel free to test your remote performance now and if it does not work, let’s proceed further.
Method #6 Factory Reset (Optional)
The factory reset is meant to revert ALL settings to default. This method is optional because it does not guarantee that it will make any difference, especially if the issue is with the remote. However, in the case the issue is because of a software glitch, it will definitely be resolved.
Note: The factory reset will wipe clean ALL TV settings, so we highly recommend creating a backup using the mobile application as a remote (if possible).
Here is how to perform a factory reset on a Mitsubishi TV:
- Apply pressure to the front panel to open it.
- Use a paperclip or needle to reach inside the pinhole.
- Press & hold the System Reset button for about 50-60 seconds.
- Wait for the LEDs to stop flashing.
- Turn on the TV.
You might need to carry out the initial setup once the reset is over, but then you’ll be able to test and determine whether the reset has helped or not.
If the issue is still there the only options you’ve got left are either to buy a cheap universal remote or to purchase a more expensive but original Mitsubishi TV remote.
On the other hand, you can contact Mitsubishi TV customer service for even further troubleshooting but chances are that your remote is broken.
To fix the Mitsubishi remote, try resetting the remote first and re-pair it to your TV. Then, check for interference, replace the batteries with fresh ones, clean the remote’s hardware, and lastly hard reset your Mitsubishi TV if nothing works.
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Now that you know why is Mitsubishi TV remote not working, you can easily troubleshoot the cause with our approachable methods.
In the end, sometimes it is not worth the effort if the remote had simply gone faulty, if you’re confident that it is broken then you know what to do!
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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.