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RC16 remote issues...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Phroz, Jul 24, 2006.

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  1. Phroz

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    Recently, my RC16 (from my D10-300) has developed a tendency to "forget" all the programmed codes for my TV and A/V receiver every 3 or 4 days. I'll go to turn off my TV and the box will pop up saying this function isn't programmed. So I program it again, it works for a few days, and the process repeats.

    I've replaced the batteries, and that didn't help... any other ideas? It's starting to get annoying.
     
  2. AnonomissX

    AnonomissX Godfather

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    1) take the batteries out
    2) press and hold the "1" button for a FULL 10 seconds with the batteries out
    3) put the batteries back in
    4) reprogram the remote

    I know it sounds weird, but this is how a remote control is fully reset, before you program it again.
     
  3. Newshawk

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    Broken...
    Actually, there's abetter way to reset the D* white remotes:

    1: Press and hold Mute and Select until the LED at the top of the remote flashes twice.
    2: Enter 981 on the number pad. The LED should now flash 4 times.

    The remote is now reset to factory specs.
     
  4. mkmhr

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    The number 1 button method is going to work more often than the 981, the reason for this is because you are then actually draining the capacitors.
     
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