Although Kodak Smart TV is running in good condition, at times, the TV remote may become dysfunctional. It may be caused by weak batteries, signal interferences, stuck keys, and so on. Since it is a rectifiable issue, there is no need to buy a replacement remote for Kodak TV if the remote stops working. Instead of buying a new remote, you can try these workarounds to fix the remote not working issue by yourself.
Why is Kodak TV Remote Not Working
If the Kodak TV remote fails to respond to button presses, the following would be the cause.
|If the Kodak TV remote has weak or drained batteries
|Obstructions or other devices’ IR signals interfere with the Kodak remote
|Because of physical damage, the remote’s hardware may become faulty
|Excessive dirt may be accumulated on the remote buttons
|The remote’s IR emitter may be defective due to an accidental fall
|If one or more buttons on the remote may get stuck
|The remote may get unpaired when it is not in a working range
How to Fix Kodak TV Remote Not Working
If you can’t able to use the Kodak TV remote, follow the below-mentioned fixes to resolve the issue.
Replace the Remote Batteries
When it comes to the remote, batteries play a vital role. If the batteries are very low or drained completely, the remote will not work and you will be experiencing issues like slow responsiveness. The only solution is to replace the batteries with newer ones. Before replacing the batteries, you should clean the battery terminals to make sure that no dust is accumulated inside the battery compartment.
Check the IR Signal
If you are using an infrared-based remote control, ensure that the IR emitter is not defective. There is an easy way to check whether the Kodak TV remote is capable of sending IR signals to the TV through a camera test.
- Open the Camera app on your smartphone.
- Aim the top end of the remote towards the smartphone’s rear camera.
- Now press the remote keys randomly and check if you can see the blinking light on the smartphone screen.
- If you cannot see any light, you can confirm that the signal emitter has an issue. In this case, you can either repair the remote or buy a replacement remote for Kodak TV.
Clean the Dirt and Debris
Since remotes are made up of plastic and rubber material, there is a high chance that dirt or gunk is jammed in between the buttons. As a result, the dirt may go inside the button, causing the buttons to get stuck inside. To avoid this problem, it is recommended to clean your Kodak TV remote at least once a week. You can use 99% isopropyl alcohol solution, microfiber cloth, toothpicks, cotton swabs, or tissue paper, to clean your remote.
Clear the Obstructions
Generally, infrared remotes need a clear path to send signals to the receiver. So, make sure to relocate objects such as furniture, Bluetooth speakers, or soundbars between the TV and the remote. Also, it is recommended to use the remote in a closer range of fewer than 30 feet. If it exceeds the functional range, then the Kodak TV remote won’t work.
Note: Signal interference is also the reason for the Thomson TV remote not working which can be resolved by clearing the obstructions.
Restart Kodak Android TV
If Kodak Android TV remote is not working, it may be due to technical issues. It is suggested to restart your Kodak Android TV to fix the issue instantly. You can use the Google TV remote app as a virtual remote to do so.
 Click the Settings button on the home screen of your Kodak Android TV.
 Tap Device Preferences and click About.
 Select Restart and again click Restart to initiate the process.
When you see the Kodak logo, reinsert the batteries back into the remote and test if it works.
Pair Kodak Voice Remote
Because of restarting the Smart TV, the remote may get unpaired. So, you have to re-pair the Kodak Voice Remote to make it work fine.
 Press the Home and OK buttons simultaneously on the remote.
 This will initiate the pairing process. Ensure to keep the remote closer to the TV; less than 3 feet.
Once pairing is completed, you can start using the Kodak TV remote and test the functions.
Power Cycle the Remote
Power cycling is the best way to fix if Kodak TV remote is not working. This method helps to clear the residual power left inside the remote.
[1[ Pop out the batteries from the remote control.
 Press and hold the Power button for at least 20 seconds to drain the residual power.
 Next, reinsert the batteries into the remote based on their positive and negative polarities.
Test the remote control whether it works without any issues.
Note: If your Kodak Google TV remote is not working, it is recommended reset the Google TV remote to get rid of technical glitches, bugs, and pairing issues.
Power Cycle the Kodak TV
If you think that the issue may be with your Kodak TV, you should power cycle the TV immediately.
 Turn off your Kodak TV by pressing the physical power button.
 Remove the cord from the wall socket.
 Wait for one to two minutes and keep your Kodak TV idle.
 Then plug back the power cables to your TV and wall socket.
 Now, turn on your Kodak TV and press any button on your remote.
Check now whether your Kodak TV is responding to the remote commands or not.
Factory Reset Kodak TV
Resetting is the one-last solution that would help to bring back your Kodak TV to its initial settings. Eventually, it would fix the Kodak TV remote not working issue.
 Turn on your Kodak TV using the Physical button and navigate to Settings.
 Select the Storage and Reset option.
 Next, select Factory Data Reset
 To confirm the reset, click on Erase Everything option.
After the reset, pair the Kodak Smart TV remote and verify if it is working or not.
Contact Kodak TV Support
If the Kodak TV remote is still not working after trying these methods, you can contact Kodak TV Customer Care. Explain the issue clearly and they will assist you with a good solution. If required, you can contact their official toll-free number 1800-103-3036 to speak to a customer support agent. You can even compose a mail at [email protected] to raise a complaint.
Use the Remote App
Alternatively, you can download the Kodak TV Remote app on your Android smartphone from Play Store and use it to control your Kodak TV. If the remote is physically damaged or not interested to use the remote app, you can order a new replacement remote online on Amazon. If you feel that the price is quite high, then opt for a universal remote which is less when compared to the original remote.
Note: Like universal remotes, there are some best universal remote apps to control Kodak TV from a smartphone.
To pair the Kodak TV remote to the TV, press and hold the Volume down and Volume up buttons for 5 seconds. Upon pairing, you can use your Bluetooth remote control to operate the TV.
You have to program a universal remote to Kodak TV with or without remote codes to use the remote.