TV remotes are essential. TV-related. DVR or media player. Spectrum TV remotes are popular. People like the Spectrum remote because it controls multiple devices. It controls your TV and Spectrum box. How do you fix a Spectrum remote? Resetting the Spectrum remote.

This guide shows you how to fix and reset the Spectrum remote. Spectrum remote can be reset no matter the issue. Continue reading.

How to Reset Spectrum Remote

You’re here to reset your Spectrum remote, right? In case of the following Spectrum remote issues, use this guide.

  • Buttons not functioning as intended
  • Date and time issues
  • Incorrect pairing
  • LED light on the remote not flashing
  • Repeated flashing of red light
  • Volume button not functioning
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Now that you know the issues your Spectrum remote may have, it’s time to try some fixes and then reset it.

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Battery remote

The batteries in your Spectrum remote may be weak or dead. Slide the back cover out, remove the old batteries, and replace them. The remote will work fine with new batteries.

Disconnect everything

If you don’t think your remote is to blame, try rebooting your Spectrum cable box and TV. In this case, you must unplug your TV and Spectrum cable box and disconnect all cables. Disconnect devices for a while.

After a few minutes, plug in all devices. Use your Spectrum remote to turn on the devices. Remote should work. If it worked after power cycling your devices, do it once every two weeks or whenever the remote is slow.

Spectrum TV Control

Spectrum Remote may not be set up to control your TV, causing it to not respond when you press the buttons. Your TV remote may not work in this case. Follow these steps to enable Spectrum remote TV control.

  1. Start your TV and Spectrum box.
  2. Spectrum Remote Menu.
  3. In the menu, click Settings and Support. OK open Settings.
  4. Choose Support. Select Remote.
  5. Connect to TV using Connect Remote to TV.
  6. Spectrum will list TV brands. Choose the brand or View All to see all supported TV
  7. brands.
  8. Follow on-screen instructions to pair your TV remote.
  9. Now, your Spectrum remote controls your TV.
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Cable Mode vs. TV Mode

First-time users may find it difficult to switch between TV and Cable mode on their Spectrum remote, but it’s simple. Here’s how to switch Spectrum remote device control.

  1. Press and hold the CBL or Cable button as well as the OK or Select button for a few seconds.
  2. After a few seconds have passed, release both buttons.
  3. The Cable button will now be glowing.
  4. You need to press the volume down button and select the TV option.
  5. As and when you press the Cable button’s light will start flashing. This indicates that you are now switching the remote to control another device.
  6. To switch back to controlling your Cable box, simply press the Volume Up button instead of the Volume Down button.

Free Any Stuck Buttons

Over time, your Spectrum remote’s most-used buttons may weaken or jam. Simply use a sim ejector tool or a pin to lift the button’s edges. After lifting the button, you can press it like the other Spectrum remote buttons. Multiple buttons may have been pressed at once, causing your remote to malfunction.

Clean the Spectrum Remote

An object could block the remote’s signal from reaching your devices. Dust and dirt may also be on the remote sensor or TV and cable box sensor. Clean the devices with a dry cloth and ensure line of sight.

Perform a Remote Reset

Resetting the Spectrum remote is the last resort. Here’s how to reset your Spectrum remote.

  1. Press and hold the TV button for a few seconds.
  2. Also, press and hold the OK button and release both buttons after a second.
  3. At this time,  the TV, DVD, and AUX buttons will flash up. However, the TV button will continue to stay lit.
  4. Simply press and hold the Delete button for three seconds. The button will blink on and then stay off.
  5. The Spectrum remote has now been factory reset. But, the process isn’t over yet.

Repair RF2IR Converter

Now that your remote has been reset, it’s time to reset the RF2IR converter. Here are the steps.

  1. Remove the RF2IR converter from your Set-top box.
  2. Press and hold the Find button for three seconds.
  3. Keeping the Find button pressed,  insert the RD2IR converter back into the set-top box.
  4. Now, press the Find button and bring the remote close to the set-top box.
  5. All you need to do is press any button on the Spectrum remote.
  6. The RF2IR converter will now play a sound when the pairing has become successful.
  7. Once paired, your remote will function normally as required.

Here’s how to fix and reset a Spectrum remote. If after all these steps your remote still doesn’t work, call customer service for a replacement.

Here’s how to factory reset your Spectrum remote. Leave questions or comments below.

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