How to Program a Philips Remote Control Without the Codes

by Andrew Smith
You can reprogram your Philips remote control to control your electronic items, even if you have lost the codes.

You can reprogram your Philips remote control to control your electronic items, even if you have lost the codes.

Programming a remote is something you most likely would do after purchasing a new Philips television or remote control. Each remote control comes with codes that can be used to program the remote, and losing the codes can be frustrating. However, you can still program a Philips remote control even if you have misplaced the codes.

1

Turn on your TV (or other device). You will have to do this manually until you program your Philips remote control.

2

Look for the “Setup” or “Code Search” button on the Philips remote control. Which button your remote has will depend on the exact Philips remote control you are using. This button may be a different color or may be labeled.

3

Hold either the “Setup” or “Code Search” button for about 10 seconds. If your remote has a light, the light should begin blinking. If there is no light, you can just count to 10 and then let go of the button.

4

Press the “TV” button on the remote to program the Philips remote to your television set.

5

Find and press either the “Up” or “Down” channel button on the remote. Continue pressing either button until the television channel changes. This may take several minutes. Once the channel changes, press the “Power” button on the remote to turn off the TV. Your Philips remote will now be programmed to your television.

Tip

  • check You can also find user manuals for Philips remote controls online by going to the link in the Resources section. The user manual will contain the programming codes for your particular remote control.

About the Author

Andrew Smith has been a freelance writer since 2006, specializing in sports and technology. His work has appeared on various online sites. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Pennsylvania State University.

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