How to Program the RCA SystemLink 3 Remote

By Andrew Smith

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The SystemLink 3 is an RCA universal remote control. This particular remote works with devices such as cable boxes, TVs, DVD players and VCRs. Having the SystemLink 3 eliminates the need for the remote controls that were included with your entertainment devices, which saves room on coffee tables or other surfaces. Using the remote control's “Code Search” option properly gives you the ability to control the SystemLink 3 without knowing any device codes.

Step 1

Turn the component, like a TV set, on.

Step 2

Hold down the “Code Search” key on the SystemLink 3 remote until the light that's on the remote turns on. Keep holding the button after the light turns on.

Step 3

Press the device button (“TV” button) at the top of the RCA remote. Then, release both buttons.

Step 4

Press “Off/On” repeatedly as the remote browses through available codes. Continue doing this until the component shuts off.

Step 5

Press “Enter” to save the code.