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Opened my garage door remote and now it doesnt work

I opened up the garage door remote to retrieve the code so I could program an additional one. I put the cover back on the original remote and it didn't work. Everything was working fine before I removed the cover to get the code (which I was very careful in doing and didn't change or touch anything on the inside). Now the remote doesn't work at all. It shows a red light when I press on the button. I park underground in a multi stall lot in my apartment complex. About 10 people have the same remote to the same door and everyone's is working.
I have no idea what to do and it's really annoying to have to get out of my car to manually open the door each morning I leave and evening I return. I appreciate any help.
Model # 109130-360
Brand- Overhead door

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Inside the remote are little switches. Make sure the little switches are in the correct position. Sometimes they are the same as the code?



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