4 Steps to Program Comcast Remote

4 Steps to Program Comcast Remotes

Trying to program Comcast remotes doesn’t have to be a difficult task, but sometimes it seems like it. The way it is laid out in the instruction manuals can make it seem like you are reading a foreign text. We have decided to make it easy for you by giving you four basic steps to program Comcast remote codes. If the first set of simple instructions doesn’t work for you, then we have also included another four steps that will help make your remote search for the appropriate codes.

4 Simple Steps: Program Comcast Remote

Look at your remote control and make note of the buttons “TV,” “Power,” and “Setup,” knowing where these are will make it much easier to follow the instructions.

Make note of your television manufacturer, their name will normally be located on the bottom of the frame. If you have the Comcast instructions, which came with your remote, refer to page 2 to learn the applicable codes for your television manufacturer. If you do not have the original instructions, go to Comcast’s website to find the correct code. Write this code down. Some brands have more than one code, so write all of them down until you discover which one is correct for your model. If you have gone through the manual and still can’t find your manufacturer then jump down the page to find out how to Search for Remote Codes.

  1. With the codes nearby, turn on the power to your television. Now push the button labeled “TV,” which should be located near the top of the remote, one time. Next, push and hold the “Set Up” button until the TV mode button blinks two times.
  2. Enter the first code that was listed for your television. The remotes’ “TV” light will blink twice, if that is the correct code. If the code is wrong, the remote will return to its original status.
  3. If the first code did not work, repeat from step 2 and enter the next code on your list.
  4. Once the code is correctly entered and the mode light has blinked twice, push the “Power” button. If the TV turns off, then it is set correctly.

Searching for the Missing Codes

If you have exhausted all the codes for your manufacturer, or if your manufacturer isn’t listed, there is still hope. Your remote has a built-in feature, which allows you to find the correct code. By following the steps below you will be telling the remote to run through each and every code it has in its memory. The only problem with this method is that it can take awhile.

  1. Turn on the power to your television and press the button labeled “TV.”
  2. Push and hold the “Setup” button until the “TV” button blinks twice.
  3. Using the number buttons enter the code “9 9 1” — If everything has gone correctly, then the “TV” button should blink two times.
  4. Point the remote at the TV and push the “TV” button. Wait one second and push the “Power” button. Slowly alternate between these two buttons until the television turns off. When the TV has turned off, the remote has found the correct code.

Finding the Programmed Code

The remote might have found the code and the remote will work. However, what about when something happens and the codes are lost? Do you want to run through the whole thing again? Probably not, that’s why you need to discover what code the remote settled on. To do this, follow these simple steps:

  1. Turn on the TV power and push the “TV” button once.
  2. Push and hold the “Setup” button until the “TV” button blinks twice.
  3. Using the number buttons enter the code “9 9 0” — If everything has gone correctly then the “TV” button should blink two times.
  4. Press ‘1’ on your keypad and after a few seconds the “TV” button will blink and you must write the number of blinks down. This number is the first number of the code. If there was no blink, the first digit is “0.”
  5. After the light has ceased blinking, press “2” on your keypad and again record the amount of times the light blinks. This is the second number of the code. As before, if there is no blinking, the number is “0.”
  6. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the third and fourth digits of the code.

Keep the code in a safe place, so it can be recovered when you need it. It’s also a smart idea to write it on the back of the remote in indelible marker.

Programming Comcast remote codes is not difficult. Now that you know how to program your television remote, you can program in your other items as well. Simply replace “TV” buttons with “AUX,” “Stereo,” “DVD” or whatever other programmable buttons you have on your remote as you go through the steps above.

That is all there is to program Comcast remote codes. Now, life will be much easier, as all your peripherals work with one simple remote. Your friends and relatives will appreciate you assisting them in programming Comcast remotes for their televisions, as well.

If you don’t have Comcast, then check out a few of our programming articles for Time Warner Cable (TWC), Cox Communications, and Charter Cable.

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