TV either ON or OFF, it does NOT matter.
Press and Hold CODE SEARCH button until ALL FOUR device choice buttons light up.
These FOUR buttons DO light up, they are on the SECOND ROW from the top; and from LEFT to RIGHT are named:
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After ALL FOUR are lit, RELEASE the CODE SEARCH button. All four lights will stay lit!
Select the device you want to control, (for me it was a Sears TV). Press that button ONCE!
The light will stay on for the selected device, the other lights will turn off. Press the OFF-ON button repeatedly until device powers up or down. If device is off and this turns it ON, try channel up or down. If device is turned ON and this turns it OFF, press ENTER and try to turn it on.
If this does NOT work, you don't have the correct code. Go through all the previous steps from the beginning. I actually counted the number of times I depressed the OFF-ON switch, and this helped immenssely! For example, the TV turned Off or On after 19, 45, 76, 94, 115 and 164 depressions of the OFF-ON button.
Of course it wasn't until I hit the 164 mark that it controlled all functions, and is now going great! But I knew NOT to dick around with a number I had all ready tried, and which didn't do the trick the first time!
Remember, when you start from the beginning, it's just that, from the beginning! You'll notice the device turns on or off after the same amount of depressions of the OFF-ON button, but that may not be the code you need.
Again, this is for an RCA SystemLink 4 Remote Control only, NOT for any other model!!
Loved your site. Found the instructions but not the codes. Too hard without the codes. Below is the instructions plus a link to the RCA remote code finder website.
Follow link to code finder service from RCA. It asks for the 1) Remote model, then 2) type of device and finally the 3) model. Up pops the code.
Thanks for your site and to those who share their experience with programming their equipment. Otherwise I wouldn't have been able to figure out how to program my old Zenith TV. Here's what I had to do:
With the TV "ON"...
Press and hold button devices, type 0000,release button.
The ligth will stay on.
Press POWER repeatedly until TV turns off.
Press and hold button devices.
Using number keypad enter code for the selected devices.
Release button device, ligth blink twice.