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How To Program The BN59-01178W Samsung Remote In 4 Steps!

How To Program The BN59-01178W Samsung Remote In 4 Steps!

Learning how to program the BN59-01178W Samsung remote sounds extremely complicated. But don’t worry, we have put together this simple guide to help you solve this issue in no time at all.

Before we start, ensure that you’ve installed new batteries into the new remote control and can point the remote at the television. If the connection is broken, we will need to restart the programming process.

There could be any number of things that is wrong with your remote but the most common issue is that it probably just needs programming correctly.

How to program your BN59-01178W Samsung remote in 4 easy steps

This is the section of the guide you need if you’re attempting to pair your remote to your TV.

If your remote hasn’t auto paired with your TV when you first opened it then you can use these steps to fix your issue.

  1. Point the remote at the IR sensor and on your smart hub press the RETURN and GUIDE buttons simultaneously.
  2. Hold them down for three seconds then stand back and watch the left side of the screen for pairing information.
  3. Try this multiple times and if it doesn’t work you can always try getting a replacement here.
  4. If you’re still stuck then contact Samsung support directly and they will be more than happy to help you.

Common issues with Samsung remotes

Although it may seem simple, one of the most common issues with all remotes is not realising that the batteries have run dead.

That should always be the first thing you check and try changing them to see if your remote works again.

Another common problem can be to do with the IR sensor on the TV which doesn’t allow signals to get through.

If you think the issue is more to do with how to fix your IR sensor and other problems, then head over to our blog page here!

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My remote still isn’t working

If you’re still experiencing issues with your TV remote control and have tried all of the above options then why not contact Samsung support on 0333 000 0333?

Alternatively, there are many universal remote controls available on the market which could serve you well as a replacement for the faulty one. stocks a universal remote control which works with Samsung TVs for around £5. You can purchase one online here.


  • Michael Stokes

    Over 10 years of experience working as a technical support engineer. Highly skilled in fixing any technical issue, including app configuration and account setup, gaming errors, television problems, and any other electronics-related issue. You can find out more about him at

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