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What do the button symbols mean on my Dell TV/ monitor remote control?

I have a Dell remote control device controlling Windows Media centre and a TV card in my Inspiron 531. I can't figure out what they are for- it took me 3 days to stop media centre recording one particular TV channel!

Question seems too simple for Dell help.

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  • Marmorus Feb 17, 2008

    Unfortunately I don't know how to add a picture to the question. If some kind person would explain that to me, a picture will follow.

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It would help if you could provide pictures of the buttons in question. There should be documentation on Dell's website for you to download for free... unless you can find the user's manual.

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To select a proper universal remote control, you should know about the number of digits to its set-up codes. There are 3 digit, 4 digit, 5 digit, 2 digit and even single digit codes, to some brand devices. After confirming this, check the sites linked here. Both the sites have set-up code list and set-up procedure to many popular brand remote controls. Check which brand remote control has set-up code/s to your device brand, and buy that one according to availability. Brand name of the remote control isn't a matter, but it should have set-up codes in its code list, to the device brand you have.
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http://electrohelponline.blogspot.com/
http://remotesearch.blogspot.com/
Universal remote controls are available at most of the electronic spare part selling shops. Visit some on-line sites too, which deals with electronic spare parts.

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Dell monitor Lock and Unlock instruction


'OSD Lock': Controls user access to adjustments. When 'Yes' (+) is selected, no user adjustments are allowed. All buttons are locked except the menu button.
All buttons can be locked or unlocked when the 'Menu' button is pushed and held for over 15 seconds.

May not be applied to ALL Dell.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/E153fpb/En/controls.htm
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/E173FP/En/controls.htm

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/SE198WFP/en/setup.htm#Using%20the%20OSD

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/3008WFP/en/ug/operate.htm

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How Control Your PC with a Wii Remote –


Control Your PC with a Wii Remote –

While some of us who jumped on the Wii bandwagon have a great time with Super Mario Galaxy and Cooking Mama, there are undoubtedly a few regretful gamers who just can’t get the hang of Nintendo's waggle-based gaming console. But there’s no need to chuck that Wii out the windows yet---you can use the Wii Remote as a wireless pointer for your PC!
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How do I connect my dell inspiron 3847 running windows 10 to my tv


Wayne Vernon,
Since you do not mention the tv you are connecting to I cannot be sure about it. With that said you may need to go into the TV Controls and set the TV to HDMI 1 OR 2 and then see if that will correct itself.
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Dell-Jesse L
Dell Social Media and Communities

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http://en.community.dell.com/resized-image/__size/550x0/__key/communityserver-discussions-components-files/3529/6354.monitor-settings.JPG

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try to download your installer here...

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