1 week old flirc suddenly wont recognise any remote in General Questions Posted June 28, 2015 · Report reply Not to be argumentative, but I can't reconcile "Bought a flirc one week ago .... it has been working well .,.....Occasionally it wont recognise the remote but then I try again a few minutes later and it's fine." with "no, you cannot program the flirc.....the flirc will not learn any commands or respond to any keypresses on any remote." If you could never program it, how did it ever work at all? If you're saying you initially could program it and now you can't, then--although unlikely--it sounds like the IR receiver went bad and you should exchange for a new one. When I received it I programmed it and it worked fine. Had to reprogram a few times just to figure out how it worked on different remotes (ie:, on MCe remote, not very well due to the MCE remotes quirks). Used the flirc for a week and it was fine, though a little sketchy at times, would stop working and then work fine again 2 minutes later, I put that down to issues with the Kodi setup waking up from sleep or something. One night it acted up in that it would only respond to commands from the remote if I held the remote right up and pointed it directly at the flirc. Next morning it failed to work at all. So then I tried to re-program it and this is the point at which it failed to respond to any remote. My thoughts too were that it would be very unlikely that a device that worked fine would suddenly stop working, hence my request for help/advice on this forum. My retailer has agreed to replace the device. Maybe it was dodgy all along and the intermittent failures were not just teething issues and sleep problems with Kodi, but evidence of a flirc that had a hardware fault all along.