Discussion topic: Remote not working

This message was authored by Dave109 This message was authored by: Dave109

Remote not working

Hi my remote control has stopped working again,sometimes it works through the microphone but not always 


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This message was authored by MarkGoldsmith This message was authored by: MarkGoldsmith

Re: Remote not working

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Check the batteries
An easy way to check is to cover the buttons slightly on your Sky remote with your hand. You should see a white backlight behind the buttons. If you don't see the backlight the issue is the power with the remote, so potentially a battery issue.

Still can't see the backlight? It’s likely you need to replace the two AAA batteries.

Re-Pair the remote

Press 7 and 9 together on your Sky remote for three seconds (This resets/clears the remote)
Press 1 and 3 together for three seconds (bluetooth mode) and follow any on-screen instructions.

The next option sounds insane but a number of users have reported it resolving the issue with their remotes. You could try holding the remote at both ends and giving it a gentle twist as though you were wringing out a towel. It

If it is still not working have a look at the following guides:

If none of these options work you can request a replacement remote via this link: https://www.sky.com/help/forms/streaming-tv-remote

If you have an old Sky Q remote, you can use that as an interim solution whilst you await the new remote.

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