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GE Universal remote controls - instructions

How to Program a GE Universal Remote Control

Programming a GE/Jasco Universal Remote Control is extremely simple, requires only a few basic steps. To find out the code of your device you will be programming into the remote see the GE remote control code lists for 3 digit or 4 digit GE remotes, or search for it here.

How to enter codes manually:

Step 1: Turn on the device (TV, DVD, VCR, Satellite receiver etc.) you wish to control.

Step 2: Press and hold the "CODE SEARCH" or "SETUP" button on the remote until the indicator light turns on, then release.

Step 3: Press and release the button for the device you are programming (TV, DVD, VCR, etc.). For AUX, press AUX button, then the device button you are assigning to AUX. The indicator light will blink then remain lit.

Step 4: Enter the three-digit or four-digit code (depending on your GE remote model) for your device using the number buttons. After your code is entered the indicator light will turn off.

Step 5: Aim the remote at the device you want to control and press the "POWER" button. Your device should turn off. If your equipment does not respond to the first code listed for your brand, repeat the code entry procedure with the next code. If the device turns off/on and responds correctly to common functions like Volume Up/Down or Program Up/Down, no further programming is required.

NOTE: The indicator light will either be a small LED at the top of the remote or the illuminated "ON/OFF" button.

If you can't find a working code for your device, or your brand does not appear in the code lists, try the "Auto Code Search" method described below.

Auto Code Search

Step 1: Manually turn on the device you wish to control.

Step 2: Press and hold the "SETUP" button until the indicator light stays on, then release.

Step 3: Press and release the desired device button on the remote (TV, DVD, CBL/SAT, etc.). The indicator light will blink once and then remain on.

Step 4: Point the remote at the device and press and release the "POWER" button (for TV) or "PLAY" button (for DVD, VCR, etc.) to start the search. The indicator light will flash (approximately every 2 seconds) as the remote searches. Note: the remote must be pointed at your device for the whole duration of this search!

Step 5: Place your finger on the #1 button so you are prepared to lock-in the code.

Step 6: When the device shuts off or begins playing, press the #1 button to lock-in the code. The indicator light will turn off. Note: You have approximately 2 seconds after the device shuts off or begins playing to lock-in the code.

Step 7: Point the remote at the device and check if the remote operates the device as desired. If it does, no further programming is required. If it does not, return to step 2 and start the auto search again.

The Manual Code Search Method (for some older remotes)

Step 1: Turn on the equipment you wish to control.

Step 2: Press and hold "CODE SEARCH" or "SETUP" until the light turns on, then release.

Step 3: Press and release the button for the device you are programming (VCR, DVD, TV etc.). The indicator light will blink once, then remain lit. For AUX, press AUX then the device button you are assigning to AUX.

Step 4: Press and release the "POWER" button repeatedly until your device turns off. Wait at least two seconds between each time you press "POWER". Note that you may have to press "POWER" up to 250 times!

Step 5: When your device turns off press the "ENTER" or "SAVE" button. The indicator light will turn off. Check other functions to see if your code is correct.

The SLEEP feature

Some GE remote controls like the RM94902, RM94904 or RM94905 have a handy "sleep feature" enabling you to turn off your TV after a preprogrammed time interval of 1 to 99 minutes. To use the sleep feature follow these steps:

1: Press and hold the "SLEEP" button until the indicator light turns on.

2: Enter the time interval in minutes using the numerical keypad. (for minutes from 1 to 9 press 0 before the actual number).

3: Leave the remote aimed at the television set.

To turn off the sleep feature, press and hold "SLEEP" until the indicator light blinks or press the "POWER" button to turn off the TV.