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How to Replace a Lost or Broken Television Remote Control

Toshiba remote control

How many times can you remember asking yourself or someone else “where’s the TV remote?” Considering remote controls are wireless, they are easy to lose, and are TV remote controls are among some of the most commonly misplaced household items. This can be frustrating, especially considering that some devices require the use of a remote control to even work at all. Because of people losing remote controls and their not-so-durable design, TV remote controls replacement is common. Before purchasing a replacement for your lost or broken TV remote, fist try resetting and reprogramming the device. In fact, an estimated 1 out of 3 dead remotes can be revived using this resetting and reprogramming method.

If resetting and reprogramming your remote control doesn’t work, most people will purchase a universal television remote for replacement. However, universal remote controls often don’t have the features the original remote that came with the device did. Instead, universal remote controls commonly provide only basic functioning capabilities for a device — this can be limiting, and frustrating for the device owner. Instead of purchasing a universal remote, many websites exist online that specialize is replacing original remotes from multiple manufacturers. Additionally, the device you need a remote replacement for may not be able to be programmed with a universal remote either, making the replacement of the original remote crucial.

These websites can replace a wide variety of manufactured devices such as Sony, Samsung, LG, Toshiba, Sharp, Magnavox and Panasonic replacement remotes. Panasonic replacement remotes and Samsung replacement remotes are popular because these remote controls offer a wide variety of features and options for the user to take advantage of. To determine what kind of remote you need to replace a lost or broken remote control, you must find the model number on the back of the corresponding device, or in the owner’s manual — in most cases, a serial number will not suffice. More on this topic.

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