I can set up the timer on my Canon EOS450D camera intending to use the RC1 remote, but it doesn't work. The automatic timer kicks in instead and I can't get the Remote to work instantly. I have followed the instructions over and over and it just doesn't work.
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You didn't specify the model of your Canon camera so I can't be specific, but on many cameras you have to set the camera to a remote mode before it will recognize the remote. Please refer to your camera manual for instructions on setting a remote mode.
SEARCHING FOR YOUR CODE
If your device does not respond to the remote after
trying all codes listed for your brand, or if your
brand is not listed, try searching for your code. For
example, to search for a code for your TV:
1. Press TV once.
2. Press and hold P until the red LED blinks
twice, then release.
3. Enter 9 9 1. The LED blinks twice.
4. Aim the remote at the TV and press Power.
The remote sends IR codes from its library to
the selected device, starting with the most
popular code first.
5. If the TV responds, go to step 6. If the TV
does not respond, press CH+. The remote will
try the next code. Continue until the TV
NOTE: Press CH- to try the previous code.
6. To lock in the code, press P once. The LED
7. To search for other device codes, repeat steps
1 to 6, substituting the appropriate device
Basically all it takes to restore the TV to factory setting is to unplug the TV from power and all connecting cables for about 3-5 hours (depending upon your model). This is called a Hard Reset and should restore the TV back to factory defaults.
In order for the remote to work the drive mode needs to be set to "self timer-remote" .....that is selected by the drive mode selection button identified with the clock and multiple frames symbol ....on the back of the camera...to the right of the lcd monitor