BrianJ
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Solo 5 universal Remote control programming

My Solo 5 universal remote will operate the sound bar, but quit operating the cable system. It worked for a while, then quit. I have removed the batteries and re-installed them, but this didn't help. A couple of minor things on the TV will respond, but it will not show the menu or change channels. It used to do all of these things. I have had this system for less than a month. The sound is great and I love it. I have an older Visio TV and Xfinity/Comcast cable.

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Charlotte_G
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Re: Solo 5 universal Remote control programming

Hello BrianJ,

 

Thank you for your post and welcome to the Bose Community. 

 

I would recommend clearing the remote codes and reprogramming them.

  • On the remote control, press and hold a source button (i.e., TV or CBL-SAT) until all six source buttons glow, then release. The button that was held remains glowing
  • On the number keypad, enter 981. The source buttons flash to confirm

To program your remote, please follow these steps: Programming your remote

 

Let me know how you get on with this.

 

Warm regards,

Charlotte G - Community Support

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Re: Solo 5 universal Remote control programming

Sorry but this didn't work!

Vicky_W
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Re: Solo 5 universal Remote control programming

Hello BrianJ, 

 

Thanks for getting back to us, I am sorry that these steps did not work. 

 

Could you please try a product reset for me? 

 

You can reset your product by following these steps:

  1. Turn the product off.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Wait 1 minute.
  3. Reconnect the power cord.
  4. Retest the system.

I look forward to hearing how you get on. 

 

Kind Regards, 

Vicky W

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Re: Solo 5 universal Remote control programming

I tried this last night several times and it hasn't made any difference. The Bose remote still operates the Solo 5 sound bar, but not the able system. Thanks, Brian

Jessie_O
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Re: Solo 5 universal Remote control programming

Hi Brian, 

 

Thank you for following up with us! 

 

I'm sorry to hear that the troubleshooting provided has let to resolve your issue. 

 

I would recommend following the troubleshooting outlined in the LINK HERE to see if this improves your issues. I have also included this LINK HERE which should help outline how to control your connected devices. 

 

Let me know how you get on! 

 

Kindest, 

 

Jessie O 

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Remote

How do I get the Bose Solo 5 to pair with my LG remote for volume? If I try the volume, all I get is the symbol that it can’t. Thanks. 

Vicky_W
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Re: Remote

Hello Tomyoon,

Thanks for choosing Bose! 

You can find the details to program your remote in the post by @Charlotte_G above. 

 

Let me know if you have any questions. 

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Re: Remote

Sorry, but I want to use my LG remote, not the Bose. I can’t find the topic on her posts. Sorry. 

Tegan_M
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Re: Remote

I do apologise Tomyoon.

 

Your Solo 5 takes commands from remotes which are infrared. No setting changes are needed on your system to control it with a universal remote that sends IR (infrared) commands. 

 

If your remote is not IR, it will not be possible to program this. 

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