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My google fiber remote can turn off and on and the volume

Customer Question

My google fiber remote can turn off and on and the volume works but can't change the channel.
JA: What's the model number of your TV? How old is it?
Customer: Samsung UN46H6201. About 4 years old
JA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?
Customer: No, only volume works
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: It's on a TV we haven't used for about two months in a vacation home
JA: Anything else you want the Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm Nathan.
Sorry to hear that you're having trouble, but I'll do my best to help you. Please give me a few moments to review and reply.

If you press the channel buttons on the google fiber cable box, does that work to change through the channels?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 month ago.

Okay that would indicate a box issue then, not a tv issue or a remote issue.

The channels come from the box itself.

Unplug the power cord to the google fiber set top box, wait 5 minutes, replug, give it another 5 minutes to start up, then let me know if the channels work at that point.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Tried that already, didn't work
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 month ago.

That is a box issue then, so as a next step you'd need to call your cable provider (google cable) and they would need to replace the box for you as it has an internal defect. It was likely damaged by a power surge or similar electrical issue while you were away.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 month ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** of luck. Once you get the replacement box (they will usually just ship one to you) you'll just swap out the old one using the same connections and the old remote should work on the new box as well.

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Thank you, ***** ***** a nice day,