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Remote control cable button flashes 6-7 times, unable to program

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Remote control cable button flashes 6-7 times, unable to program

I just got my 2nd dvr activated and for some reason when I push any button the cable button flashes 6-7 times (instead of once or twice). So I can't program my remote to work with the tv (volume,etc) and when I want to change a channel or anything else I have to wait for the cable button to stop flashing.  HELP PLEASE!

Gold Problem Solver

Re: Remote control cable button flashes 6-7 times, unable to program

The extra blinks usually mean the batteries are weak -- try replacing them. It that doesn't work, you can get a replacement remote at a Comcast service center.

New Poster

Re: Remote control cable button flashes 6-7 times, unable to program

Thank you so much!  As simple as replacing batteries :-).  That's all it took.  Thank you for the quick reply!

Gold Problem Solver

Re: Remote control cable button flashes 6-7 times, unable to program

You're welcome.  Smiley Happy

 

It's a handy feature. Most remotes just die suddenly or start to malfunction when the batteries wear out. With the "low battery" warning you have a chance to replace the batteries before that happens.

 

Now if only they would put this information in the remote's instruction sheet!

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Re: Remote control cable button flashes 6-7 times, unable to program

Thanks Bruce, that's the first time I've see that happen.  You saved my day...haha GoHawks!!