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Hisense TV Remote Not Working

Having trouble with the remote control can really limit your TV’s functionality and take away from the user experience. Today I’m here to talk about how to fix a Hisense remote that doesn’t work properly.

Hisense TV Remote Not Working

Hisense TV remote not working can be fixed by replacing the batteries. If your batteries are fine, try moving closer to the TV and avoid obstacles. You can also change the transmission mode, clean the remote’s components, or restart your Hisense TV. If none of that helps, get a replacement.

In this article, I will mention the possible reasons you’re experiencing this issue and offer some quick fixes that can help you resolve it.

Reasons Hisense TV Remote Is Not Working

Hisense TV Reasons Remote

There are several reasons why a Hisense TV remote may not be working. Let’s take a look at what they are.

Dead Battery

The first and most apparent reason could be that the batteries are dead and have to be replaced. To check if that’s what is causing your remote to malfunction, try inserting the batteries into another compatible device and see if it works. If it does, then the issue lies deeper than that.

The Signal Is Blocked

It might be that the signal from your remote can’t reach the TV as it is blocked by some obstacles. These could include other devices, furniture, or other signals, such as an active Bluetooth connection.

If you’re trying to use your remote from too far, the signal may not be strong enough to get through everything in its way.

Note that other devices in your home, like fans or air conditioners, can also potentially interfere with the signal and block it from getting to the TV successfully. Even direct sunlight can influence the connection.

Gizmo Geek Guide posted this on January 31, 2023 as the original owner of this article.

Dirt or Liquid Damage

Hisense TV Dirt or Liquid Damage

Any liquids spilled on your remote can cause it to malfunction. They can damage the electronics or simply gather between the components, not letting you push certain buttons. If you’ve recently spilled something on your remote control, this might be why it doesn’t work properly.

It can also be that dust, dirt, and crumbles have fallen in between the buttons and are now causing difficulties while using the remote.

The Sensor Is Not Working

A more serious issue could be that the remote’s sensor is broken. It means the signal can’t successfully travel to your TV. Here’s how you can check if that’s the case:

  1. Open the Camera on your smartphone and switch to front camera so you can see the screen.
  2. Press any button on your remote.
  3. If the sensor is working, you’ll see a red light flashing when a button is pressed. If no red light is visible, the sensor is broken.

How To Fix Hisense TV Remote Not Working

Hisense TV Fix Remote

Fixing a Hisense remote can be as easy as simply replacing the batteries. It can also be such that there’s no other option than to replace the unit itself.

1. Replace the Batteries

Here’s the easiest fix that helps in most instances. Following the steps mentioned above, check if the batteries need replacement. If you find out they are indeed dead, get them out of your remote control by opening the back panel.

Take the batteries with you to the local store and look for ones of the same size. Make sure that the batteries are compatible with your remote.

2. Restart Your Hisense TV

Another easy fix that can solve most problems is restarting your TV. You need to fully reboot it and give it a fresh start. Here’s how to achieve that:

  1. Turn your Hisense TV off.
  2. Unplug the TV and wait about a minute.
  3. Hold the Power button for a few seconds and wait another minute.
  4. Plug the TV back in and turn it on.

3. Remove the Obstacles Blocking the Signal

To determine whether your signal is blocked by something, look around for objects that could possibly interfere with it. Also, check all working devices nearby that can emit a signal of their own. Turn off the fan or air conditioner if you have one in the room.

With everything out of your way, move closer to the TV and try pressing any button on your remote. If the signal was indeed blocked, everything should work fine from here on.

4. Clean the Remote From the Inside

If you remember spilling a drink on your remote or it is a relatively old one that you haven’t cleaned recently, looking into its insides and removing all particles and liquid residue could help solve your problem.

Gizmo Geek Guide uploaded this as an original article on January 31, 2023.

  1. Disassemble your remote control. Hisense remotes are typically easy to take apart as they don’t have many screws.
  2. Use a toothpick to get any crumbles or clumps of dirt from between or under the buttons.
  3. Use alcohol wipes to clean the rest of the surface from any liquid remains.

5. Change Transmission Mode

Some Hisense remote controls allow you to change transmission modes. It means that the way of transmitting the signal to your TV can be manually chosen by you. If the current transmission method is not working, switching to another one is worth a try.

The two options you have are IR and Bluetooth. Hold the Menu button for about five seconds to change the current mode. The mode will be switched automatically.

6. Get a Replacement

If none of the tips above worked for you, consider getting a new remote control. These easy fixes can resolve most problems that cause a Hisense remote to malfunction, so if you’ve tried each of them and didn’t achieve a satisfying result, the remote is probably beyond repair.

Getting a replacement is the easiest way forward. Considering how much functionality is dependent on a working remote control, this would be a worthy investment. Getting an original Hisense remote is best, but a universal one would also do. It could be an added bonus if you have other devices to use it for.

If you watch most of your content on a Fire TV Stick, you should consider getting a remote controller for that. I wrote an article detailing how to fix the most common issues with it.


In most cases, getting new batteries or simply restarting your Hisense TV can fix the issue of a remote not working correctly. If these quick fixes fail, try removing possible obstacles in the way of the signal and cleaning your remote from the inside. Some remotes can also allow you to switch transmission modes. If these tips don’t help, it’s best to get a replacement.

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Gizmo Geek Guide published this original article on January 31, 2023.

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