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How to Program a GE Universal Remote

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Setting up your GE Universal Remote to control your TV, DVD player, gaming systems, and other devices is easy—you can program it manually by entering a code or by searching for a code automatically. This wikiHow guide will help you search for the right codes for your GE Universal Remote, and teach you how to scan for codes without entering a code at all.

Entering a Code

Locate the version number of your remote. You’ll find this info on the white sticker inside the battery compartment. Look for V1-V5, none = V1 (older), newest = CL3 or CL4. [1] X Research source

Go to https://byjasco.com/support/ge-universal-remote-codes in a web browser. This website features a full list of programming codes for the GE Universal Remote.

Scroll down and click CL3. CL4. or CL5. Click the button that corresponds with the version number you found inside the battery compartment.

  • Some devices have multiple codes. In some cases, you may need to try one or more codes until you find a code compatible for your device.

Select the brand from the Brand Name menu. Once selected, you will see one or more codes for that device.

Turn on the device you want to program. For example, if you plan to use the remote for your DVD player, power that device on now.

Press and hold down the Setup button until the red light comes on. The light is usually at the top of the remote or on the power button. Release your finger once the red light is visible.

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  • If there’s no button for the device specifically for the device want to program, choose any other device button. The name of the button is just for ease of use.

Enter the device code. If you see multiple device codes for your device, enter the one at the top of the list. The red light will turn off once the code is entered.

  • If the device doesn’t power off, try the next code on the list.
  • If none of the codes work for your device, try using the Searching for a Code Automatically method.
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Code Search Programming

Power on the device you want to control. For example, if you want to use your GE remote to program your TV, turn on the TV now.

Press and hold down the Setup button until the red light comes on. The light is usually at the top of the remote or on the power button. Release your finger once the red light is visible.

Press the button for the device you want to program. For example, if programming the remote for use with your DVD player, press and release the DVD button. The red light will blink and then stay solid.

  • It’s important to keep pointing the remote at the device during the code search.
  • If the light does not blink automatically, you’ll need to press the Power or Play button manually every 2 seconds to search for the code.
  • If you had to press the Power or Play button manually to code search, the lock-in key might be Enter, Mute, or Save instead of the 1 key. [3] X Research source
  • If you had to press the Power or Play button manually to code search, press and release either Enter, OK, or Save to lock in the code. [4] X Research source

Troubleshooting Remote Problems

Replace the batteries in your remote if it fails to respond. Low battery life can sometimes keep you from being able to program a device.

Remove physical obstacles between the remote and the device(s). Walls and large pieces of furniture can prevent the remote from making contact with your devices.

Keep in mind that the GE Universal Remote may not control all aspects of a device. For example, you may be able to use the remote to power your device off and on, but you may not be able to adjust or control the volume of your device. This means you may need to keep other remotes nearby for more advanced features.

Community QA

It is probably a suboptimal code issue. Retry with another code or try/retry the code search programming method.

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You should see a ‘mute’ button on your remote that can be used to mute and unmute the volume. If you don’t see the mute/unmute button, you can try checking the manual that came with your TV. If nothing else works, contact the manufacturer.

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This article was co-authored by wikiHow staff writer, Nicole Levine, MFA. Nicole Levine is a Technology Writer and Editor for wikiHow. She has more than 20 years of experience creating technical documentation and leading support teams at major web hosting and software companies. Nicole also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University and teaches composition, fiction-writing, and zine-making at various institutions. This article has been viewed 985,936 times.

Find the version number under the battery. 2. Look up the code at https://byjasco.com/support/ge-universal-remote-codes. 3. Turn on the device you want to control. 4. Press and hold Setup until the light comes on. 5. Press the device button, such as DVD. 6. Enter the code. 7. Press the Power button to test the code.

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How to set up a universal remote

Can’t keep track of all your remote controls? Tired of digging around your couch cushions? A universal remote can make watching TV, listening to music and playing video games more manageable by combining multiple remotes into one. By imitating the signals sent by your original remotes, a universal remote will allow you to control multiple devices at once. They can turn your devices on and off, scroll through menus and access most other features found on your original remotes.

How do you program a universal remote?

Programming a universal remote doesn’t need to be a daunting task. There are three common programming options that make setting up your universal remote simple.

Auto-programming

Auto-programming, also called auto code search, allows you to program your remote without needing any additional information, like remote codes. To auto-program your remote, follow these easy steps:

  • Power on the TV or other device you’d like to connect to.
  • Insert batteries into your remote and point at the device.
  • Press and release the correct device button on your remote for the device you’re connecting. For example, if you’re connecting to a TV, press the TV button.
  • Now press the power button and the device button simultaneously. Hold until the power light on the device turns off and then back on.
  • Press and release the play button and wait five seconds to see if the device you’re connecting to turns off. If so, you found the correct code. If not, repeat the process. The remote will try a new batch of codes every time you hit the play button, so be sure to give it a moment to cycle through them all.
  • Press and release the reverse (rewind) button. This should turn the device back on. If not, repeat the process until it finds the correct code.
  • Press the stop button to save the code.
  • Test out several functions to ensure they are working correctly and then start using your remote.

Direct code entry

Auto-programming is not the only option for programming your universal remote — direct code entry is another way to connect to your TV or other devices. Unlike auto-programming, this option requires the correct code to be entered for each device. Some devices might have a code sheet on them that you can reference, or you can find device codes by searching online.

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  • Make sure the device you want to pair is powered on and that the remote has working batteries in it.
  • Press and hold the appropriate device button. The power light on the remote should light up. Continue to hold the device button.
  • Enter the correct code for your device while continuing to hold the device button. Continue holding the device button even when the power light turns off.
  • Once the power button lights up again, you can release the device button. You’ve entered the correct code and can start using your remote for that device.
  • Repeat the process for each device you want to control with your universal remote.

Brand code search

If you don’t have access to the specific codes for your devices, brand code search is another option to program your remote. Like auto-programming, brand code search allows you to look for a specific device code using your remote. The difference here is you will need to know the brand code of your device or look it up online.

  • Make sure the device you want to pair is powered on and that the remote has working batteries in it.
  • Press and hold the appropriate device button.
  • While continuing to hold the device button, press and hold the power button on the remote. The power button should light up.
  • Release the power and device buttons at the same time. The device should remain on. If not, repeat the previous steps.
  • Using the universal remote’s number pad, enter the brand code.
  • Press and release the power button on the remote a few times until the device turns off.
  • Once the device turns off, press the stop button to save the code. If the device you’re connecting to does not turn off, you’ll need to try another programming method or verify that you’re using the correct brand code.

No matter which option you choose, remember to check that your remote has batteries before you start programming. And, make sure you can point your universal remote at the device you’re connecting to; otherwise, you won’t be able to program your remote. For more help with devices or services, check out CenturyLink’s television support page.