Are you in a situation where only the power button is working on your Insignia TV remote?
The common reason only the power button works on the Insignia TV remote is that the remote got unpaired. To get the remote working again, you must re-pair it back to the TV.
Re-pairing the Insignia TV remote is pretty straightforward. Follow the steps below to learn how to re-pair Insignia TV remote to an Insignia TV.
Insignia Fire TV Only Power Button Works
If only the power button is working on your Insignia TV remote, you need to turn on the TV and press and hold the Home button for 20 seconds. If that doesn’t work, you should press and hold the Back, Left navigation,, and Menu buttons simultaneously for 20 seconds.
You need to re-pair the remote to the Insignia TV.
Why Only Power Button is Working on Insignia TV Remote
There are a couple of reasons why only the power button works on your Insignia TV remote. Let’s quickly go through some of the common ones.
- Remote Got Un-Paired: The most common reason only the power button is working on your Insignia TV remote is that the remote got unpaired. This is a common problem with Insignia TV. The TV remote will get unpaired for no reason. Re-pairing it back should help you fix the problem.
- Battery Issues: If the battery on your remote dies or barely has any juice left, issues like this can pop up. Swapping in a different set of batteries should fix the problem.
- Jammed Keys: Jammed keys are yet another reason only the power button works on the Insignia TV remote. You need to unstuck the keys to get the remote working again.
- The IR Sensor/Receiver Is Blocked: If the IR sensor on the remote or the IR receiver on the TV is blocked by some obstacles, the remote will fail to work.
Fix Insignia Fire TV Only Power Button Works
Below are a few troubleshooting steps to fix only the power button working on Insignia TV remote.
Re-pair Insignia TV Remote
Over 95 percent of the time, the single most reason why only the power button works on an Insignia TV remote is that the remote got unpaired from the TV.
Many people have complained that the TV remote goes unpaired for no reason. Out of the blue, certain buttons on the TV remote stops working.
The good news is that it is effortless to pair Insignia TV remote to the TV.
There are two different ways to pair your Insignia TV remote depending on the remote model. Follow the suitable method for your Insignia TV remote.
Pair Insignia TV Remotes Without Pair Button
Firstly, let’s see how to pair an Insignia TV remote without a pairing button.
Turn on the TV by pressing the power button on the remote or the power button on the TV itself.
Once the TV is turned on, point the remote to the TV and press the buttons mentioned below.
Press and hold the Home button for 20 to 30 seconds.
If the home button doesn’t work for you, you must try a combination of three buttons to pair the Insignia TV remote.
Press and hold the back, left navigation, and Menu (three horizontal lines) buttons simultaneously for 20 to 30 seconds.
Once 20 to 30 seconds are up, release the buttons and try pressing any other button on the remote and see if the TV responds.
Insignia suggests you press and hold the button for 10 seconds. But it is found that in many cases, you need to press and hold the button for a little longer – 20 to 30 seconds.
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Pair Insignia TV Remotes With Pair Button
If your Insignia TV remote comes with a pairing button, you may press the pair button to complete the process.
To see if your TV remote has a pairing button and, if yes, how to pair it, follow the steps below.
Slide the battery compartment panel on the backside of the remote.
To the lower right side, you will find a Reset button.
Point the remote to the TV and press the pair button several times to complete the pairing process.
Once done, try pressing any buttons on the remote and see if the TV responds.
You may have to try this multiple times to pair the remote.
Check The Batteries
A common reason why TV remotes generally fail is because of battery problems.
If your Insignia TV remote battery has died or has little to no power left, then issues like only the power button working may show up.
You need to replace the battery on your Insignia TV remote to fix the problem.
Slide the back panel on the TV remote to reveal the battery compartment.
Gently pull both the batteries and take them out.
You may try removing and inserting the batteries and see if the remote work.
If removing and re-inserting batteries didn’t work, you need to replace them with the new set.
Grab two new batteries, insert them correctly, and gently apply pressure to lock them in place.
Slide back panel back in.
Press any button on the TV remote and see if it is working now.
Note: It is recommended that you change both batteries at the same time. You may find success by only replacing a single battery, but it does more harm than good.
Unstuck The Buttons
If one or many buttons of your TV remote are jammed, other buttons may fail to work on your Insignia TV remote.
Your remote might have accidentally slipped through the crevice of your couch, or you may have accidentally sat on the remote, making the remote buttons stuck.
When one or many buttons are jammed on the remote, other buttons won’t work.
To unstuck all the buttons, smash them on the remote multiple times to ensure they pop out.
If smashing all the buttons didn’t fix the problem,, you may have to open the remote and manually clean and pop out all the buttons.
Check The IR Sensor/Receiver
If the IR sensor on the remote or the IR receiver on the TV is blocked, the TV remote may fail to work as intended.
The IR signal sends out from the sensor on the remote should hit the receiver on the TV for the TV to respond.
If any obstacle comes between the receiver or sensor, your TV remote may not work.
So make sure no objects block the IR sensor/receiver on the TV or the remote.
Unplug The TV
When the TV cannot detect your remote, Insignia recommends you unplug and turn off the TV and wait for some time before turning it on again.
Unplugging the TV will help you eliminate many problems, including the TV not turning on.
Unplug Insignia TV.
Wait for a minute.
Plug the TV back in and turn it on.
Now, try to use the remote and see if it responds this time.
Get A Replacement
If the remote doesn’t seem to work even after trying all the troubleshooting steps above, your TV remote may have become faulty.
It’s time to buy a new insignia TV remote.
Below are two TV remotes for Insignia TV and Insignia Fire TV that will work just fine as the original ones.
Most time, only the power button works on an Insignia TV remote when it is unpaired from the TV.
All you need to do is hold the Home button or the Left Navigation, Back, and Menu buttons simultaneously for 20 to 30 seconds to pair the remote to the TV again. Make sure to point the remote to the IR receiver on the TV.
Let’s go through what we did to fix only the power button works on Insignia TV remote:
- Re-pair the remote
- Change batteries
- Unplug the TV
- Check the IR sensor/receiver
- Unstuck all the buttons
- Replace the remote
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