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Dvd recorder remote control

When i was trying to reset clock i accidently hit another choice on the menu and now when i hit any buttons on my remote control it says rc3. i have unplugged the unit, took batteries out of the remote, reset back to manufactor settings but still cannot use my remote. it tells you how to reprogram the remote in the owners manual but i cannot use the steps as the remote will not let me use any of the controls. just tells me rc3 when ever i use any button even the power button. tried to call panasonic and they were closed and tried to use panasonics web site but they referred me back to the owners manual. help me!!!

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  • debbie ann Jan 28, 2008

    still no answer

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem / whilst trying to familiarise with remote functions Ihit the remote code choice setting 3, now when I use the remote it shows DVD 3on display , have followed manual instructions ,but cannot access FUNCTION MENU to reset code, Never really been happy with product since purchased 2 months ago ,Wouldn't recommend to any potential purchaser



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Anytime your unit displays RC1, 2, or 3 - the remote code needs to be reset. Other messages are "chk remote n" or "set n", n being the number 1, 2 or 3. These remote codes are set in case you have multiple products that interact w/ the remote - so when operating one device the other doesn't interfere. Unfortunately, every now and then for completely unknown reasons, they can slip out of the proper code. All you have to do (if your remote is, in fact, functional) is press and hold the number on the remote that corresponds with that which displays on the unit - in your case the number 3, and hold the Enter key at the same time for about 5 to 10 seconds. This should resume operation shortly thereafter. However, you will not see any confirmation on the display as you are performing this reset. It is trial and error.

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    kneice27289 Feb 13, 2012

    Thank You so much. I was freaking out over here. I cannot answer for everyone but this worked for my remote.

  • charly Oct 14, 2012

    excellant! finally a straight answer that worked!

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    sassysan98 Feb 10, 2013

    awesome fix!

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    david_wernha Apr 17, 2013

    It worked for us thank you, what a relief!


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I have a Panasonic remote control and everytime I pushed any button on the remote on the DVD display screen it would read RC1 so I read the above solution which helped but on my remote there was no enter to push so we pushed the #1 button and the OK button at the same time and it worked.

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To reset the unit back to factory settings including the default RC1 - press CH UP and CH DOWN buttons together on the front of the main unit - not the remote - hold them for a few seconds until 'SETUP' appears - then go into function menu and check everything - the remote should now operate the machine as intended.

Posted on Feb 13, 2011

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    Demonic-2011 Feb 13, 2011

    I should also point out that the reset tip will only work efficiently if the unit is in standby mode first. By default, the remote command mode should be RC1. Once you get it working - you can change this command in the function menu.


It worked. Great tip - thank you

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

Good Tip, I used enter+1 for mine, I believe that the "1" is the original factory setting.

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

Try this.. Push the Enter button and the 3 button on the remote for at least 3 seconds.

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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