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SAMSUNG TV Cannot set up new remotebn-59-0122e

Bought new Remote  can not connect  Pair does not work and resetsmart control does not- I followed instructionswith pres and hold and nothing happened - would appreciate any help -

Thanks Ralph

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Re: SAMSUNG TV Cannot set up new remotebn-59-0122e

Can you try the following? 


Reset the remote

  • Remove the batteries and then press Power for 8 seconds to reset the remote. Then reinsert the batteries and try to use the remote again. Check out the user manual( if you do not have one please visit type in your model number) if you need help accessing the battery compartment.

Check to see if the remote is sending an IR signal.

  • Get either a digital camera or use the camera on your phone or tablet. Point the remote at the camera, and then press and hold the Power button on the remote. As you hold the button down, look at the camera's screen. If the remote is sending an IR signal, you will see a colored light coming from the remote control.
  • If you do not see the IR light, replace the batteries with fresh ones and try again. If you still do not see the IR light, replace the remote.
  • If your remote is not a Smart Remote, and you see the IR light, turn your TV on using the control on the TV directly, and then try again to control the TV by pointing the remote directly at the Samsung logo.

If you have a Smart Remote, try to pair it with the TV.


Press and hold Return and Play/Pause simultaneously for at least 3 seconds until a message appears on your TV indicating that the remote is now connected.

If the remote will not pair, get your phone out again (or another similar Bluetooth device) and navigate to its Bluetooth menu. (On many phones you can swipe down to open the navigation bar, then touch and hold the Bluetooth icon to open its menu.) Look for your TV on the list of available devices.

Be sure to click " ✓ Accept as Solution" when you find an answer that works for you.