Remotes

Learn how to reset a Roku remote, how a Roku remote works, or pair a new remote.
cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Kogano
Reel Rookie

Only certain buttons working on roku remote

I've had my streaming stick for not even 3 months,  and about 3 weeks ago my remote stopped functioning.  We also use the remote on our phones but it's a pain for our kids since they don't have the app. I tried new batteries,  unplugged everything for a few minutes,  repaired the remote, reset the network,  and nothing is working.  The right and down button won't work.  Now since I reset the network,  I can't reconnect that either since I need the non functioning buttons to enter the password.  Can anyone help,  I've spent hours on this. 

0 Kudos
8 REPLIES 8
renojim
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Only certain buttons working on roku remote

Well, since you mentioned kids, my question would be which one spilled something on the remote?  🙂  Buttons not working is often a sign of a dirty button.  If it were mine, I'd take it apart and try to clean it.  Roku remotes are a pain to get apart, but it's possible.

There's no way to get it connected to your network again without a working physical remote.

Roku Community Streaming Expert

Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution."
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Kudo.

I am not a Roku employee.
0 Kudos
Kogano
Reel Rookie

Re: Only certain buttons working on roku remote

Thanks for the idea,  but although it's possible I don't belive it's from a spill of any sort. None of the buttons are sticking. I've read about others having this same issue and have tried the suggestions that people have them,  with no luck.

0 Kudos
RokuJanadeeK
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Re: Only certain buttons working on roku remote

Hi @Kogano,

Thanks for sharing this concern with us. We're happy to assist.

We believe the remote wasn't specified yet. Do you mind identifying which Roku remote this is? Also provided in this support article are ways to possibly resolve issues with Roku remotes. Please check them out here.

If none of this works for you, please keep us informed so we can look closely at your devices and see what we can do from there.

Sincerely,
Janadee

Nadee K.
Roku Community Moderator
0 Kudos
DLC7
Reel Rookie

Re: Only certain buttons working on roku remote

I am having the exact same issue. The right and down buttons do not work. I have only had my device for less than a week. No kids to spill anything on the remote. I have reset…re paired…restarted… nothing works! Can it be replaced without having to purchase a new system?

RokuArjiemar
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Re: Only certain buttons working on roku remote

How are things? @DLC7,

Warm greetings from the Roku Community!

We are sorry to hear about the issue you reported and want to let you know that this is not the typical experience we expect from our products. We're pleased to assist,

If you believe your Roku product is malfunctioning or wish to return your order for a refund, you must first request a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. Before you submit a refund or replacement request, it is essential to understand the process details described in this article. Step-by-step instructions for returns and warranty replacements

Please keep us posted on what you find out; we will happily continue assisting you further. We look forward to hearing back from you.

Thanks,

Arjiemar

Arjiemar
Roku Community Moderator
0 Kudos
Nhillborn
Newbie

Re: Only certain buttons working on roku remote

I too am having the same issue. Nothing spilled on the report. Repairing did not work either. Same buttons are not working for me (the right and down buttons) as others have reported. Sounds like a bad batch of remotes. 

0 Kudos
FM000
Newbie

Re: Only certain buttons working on roku remote

Same issue here. Had my device for about two weeks and I have no kids in my house to spill anything on it. Works for about 4 times then just stops. Followed all tips and possibly solutions with 0 results. 

0 Kudos
RokuJanadeeK
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Re: Only certain buttons working on roku remote

Hi @Nhillborn and @FM000,

We understand that you're having issues with your Roku remote.

We'd like to assist you better via PM. Would you mind sending us one? To send a private message, click the user's name beside the icon, and you will be redirected to the user's profile. There, you will see "Send this user a private message."

We look forward to hearing back from you.

All the best,
Janadee

Nadee K.
Roku Community Moderator
0 Kudos
Need Assistance?
Welcome to the Roku Community! Feel free to search our Community for answers or post your question to get help.

Become a Roku Streaming Expert!

Share your expertise, help fellow streamers, and unlock exclusive rewards as part of the Roku Community. Learn more.