How to Set a Universal Remote Control

by J. Anthony Cooley

Having an unprogramed remote control is like having a voice with no one to hear. Getting the remote programed to your TV is a simple yet important task that must be done to validate the existence of your remote. All you need to give your remote a reason to be here is the programing codes for your TV.

1

Go to the Jasco Products website in the resources section and click the PDF link located next to "3-Digit Universal Remote Codes" and find the code list on the PDF for your TV.

2

Press the power button on the TV set to turn it on. Press down and hold the "Code Search/ Setup" button on the remote control until the indicator light illuminates, then release the button. Press the "TV" button on the remote. The indicator light flashes then stays lit.

3

Enter the first 3-digit code for your TV by pressing each digit into the number pad on the remote control. The indicator light turns off. Point the remote at the TV and press the power button on the remote. The TV turns off if done correctly. If the TV stays on, start over at step one using the next code on the list for this step. Keep trying different codes until you find one that works.

About the Author

Jason Cooley began writing in 2005 as the owner of a personal-training business, authoring advertising copy and business contracts. He has since served as a writer with Oral B and On Top of My Diabetes.

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