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RC16 remote issues...

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

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  1. Phroz

    Phroz Legend

    Jul 3, 2006
    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

    Jun 29, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV
    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

    Newshawk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 3, 2004
    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

    mkmhr Legend

    Jan 25, 2006
    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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