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Quick remote control check.

To test an apparently dead TV/DVD/Satelite/etc remote control, the easiest way to do this is to point it at a switched on digital camera and look at the camera display. The remote uses infra red light which the human eye cannot see, but digital cameras can. As you press any button on the remote, you should see a glow coming from the remote in the camera display.

No glow means the remote is dead.

A glow means the remote is most likely okay and it is the device that it controls that is actually faulty.

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URC-7140 i cant set up to my satelite receiver


go to www. remotecodelist.com and download . However you must test the rem.control for to see if working. Use camera digital turn ON, AND point at the rem.control press any key, ( see the picture) you must see the LED i.red ON, if NOT open the rem.control for cleAN the keypads, from grease, dirty, etc, and try again.
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Feb 28, 2013 | Televison & Video

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Our remote control locked somehow and we cannot unlock it, please help. We are only renting therefore we do not have a user manual. Its universal infrared remote control philips sru 3040 II (tv, vcr and dvd combo)


Hi,

The remote may be faulty rather than locked. It could also be a faulty Infra-red (IR) receiver in the TV. There are some simple checks you can do to establish the cause of the fault.

First, try this trick for unfreezing a 'dead' remote:

1. Remove the batteries.
2. Press and release every button on the remote one at a time until every button has been pressed and released at least once.
If your remote has any slide switches, you must repeat the button pushing for each switch position. When you've pushed all the buttons, put the slide switch back in the correct position to operate the device you use it for.
3. Put the batteries back in the remote, and make sure they are correctly installed. Use new batteries if you're unsure about the old ones.
4. Try the remote.


If this doesn't work, check the remote is sending a signal. Take it into a darkened room and look into the end which you point at the TV/VCR, etc. Press a few buttons and make sure you can see the red LED flashing. Alternatively, get someone to point the remote at you and press some buttons while you look at it through the viewfinder of any digital camera or an analogue (tape) video camera - a mobile phone will be fine for this. You should see the flashes clearly.

If you can see the flashes, try replacing the batteries and try with the TV again. If it still doesn't work, it's likely that the IR receiver in your TV (or whichever device you are using it with) has failed.

If you can't see any flashes after doing all of the above, then your remote is probably dead and the easiest thing to do is replace it as repairing it will cost almost as much (or more) than buying a new one.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
BElectric

Nov 25, 2010 | Televison & Video

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remote control not responding


Hi,

Are you sure it's the remote? It could also be a faulty Infra-red (IR) receiver in the TV.

First, try this trick for unfreezing a 'dead' remote:

1. Remove the batteries.
2. Press and release every button on the remote one at a time until every button has been pressed and released at least once.
If your remote has any slide switches, you must repeat the button pushing for each switch position. When you've pushed all the buttons, put the slide switch back in the correct position to operate the device you use it for.
3. Put the batteries back in the remote, and make sure they are correctly installed. Use new batteries if you're unsure about the old ones.
4. Try the remote.


If this doesn't work, check the remote is sending a signal. Take it into a darkened room and look into the end which you point at the TV/VCR, etc. Press a few buttons and make sure you can see the red LED flashing. Alternatively, get someone to point the remote at you and press some buttons while you look at it through the viewfinder of any digital camera or an analogue (tape) video camera - a mobile phone will be fine for this. You should see the flashes clearly.

If you can see the flashes, try replacing the batteries and try with the TV again. If it still doesn't work, it's likely that the IR receiver in your TV (or whichever device you are using it with) has failed.

If you can't see any flashes after doing all of the above, then your remote is probably dead and the easiest thing to do is replace it as repairing it will cost almost as much (or more) than buying a new one.

http://www.remotes.com/remotes/servlet/rs?uuid=12905539567530&o=c&o=c&a=Search&uid=0&m=Vxx2914

Hope this helps.

Regards,
BElectric

Nov 23, 2010 | Pioneer Vxx2914 Remote Control

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My remote control no longer works, even with new


First, test that the remote is actually working. The easiest way to do this is to point it at a switched on digital camera and look at the camera display. The remote uses infra red light which the human eye cannot see, but digital cameras can. As you press a button on the remote, you should see a glow coming from the remote in the camera display.

If it is working, it is probably a fault in your TV - not a DIY fix so take it to a repair shop.

If it isnt working, you'll need a new remote. A genuine Panasonic replacement will be expensive so you may opt for a universal one. However, universal remotes wont support all the functions the genuine one does.

Your choice !

Nov 02, 2009 | Televison & Video

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