10-13-2012 12:29 PM
I just picked up a new remote control for Comcast yesterday. I was able to program the remote for the TV after several trys but the cable is not working. The cable light comes on but nothing else. I am able to adjust the volume but no other buttons work. The instructions claim that the remote is preprogrammed. I have a Sharp Tv and Scientific Atlantic converter box.
I also unplugged the dta box and let it reset and still no results
10-13-2012 11:44 PM
Cisco and Motorola boxes use a dark grey remote.
SA boxes use a light silver remote.
You may have received the wrong remote. There are 2 options. Local office will swap it out for you, or you can call 1-800-266-2278 and have the correct (SA) remote shipped to you. Generally there would be no charge for such but you may have to wait on UPS... 3-5 days.
Best of luck
10-14-2012 09:45 PM - edited 10-14-2012 09:53 PM
I googled and I found this. Worked like a charm. ETA: the website: http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin/mboard/whichr
Try assigning device code 1376 to the CBL device key:
1. Press CBL key
2. Press and hold SETUP until CBL blinks twice
3. Type 1376
It should blink twice. If it blinks long once, it could be one of two problems. One could be that CBL device is locked. To unlock it:
1. Press CBL key
2. Press and hold SETUP unit CBL binks twice
3. Type 982
If it blinks four times, now it's unlocked and you can do the above step to set to it to 1376. If it blinks twice, that means it was unlocked and now is locked, and you need to do the step above again to unlock it again. It also means that 1376 code is not present for some reason (possibly it was completely reset).
You could use device code CBL/0476, which is built in, but it will not have the DVR commands and you would have to use advanced codes to program that in manually. I would just get a new one (that's has the correct code), but if you want to program them in instead of bothering to go back to the cable company, I can give you the list of codes for the missing commands and how to program them in.
10-15-2012 09:43 PM
05-01-2013 07:58 AM
I am having the exact same problem. I tried everything listed here and still nothing. The remote works just fine for the tv but does absolutely nothing for the cable box. So now I am stuck manually changing channels, which sucks for me. I am disabled and can't be constantly getting up to change channels.
05-01-2013 06:02 PM
I tried the solution that Jettagirl described--the 982 code made the cable button blink four times and the 01982 code made the cable button blink two times. But I was still unable to power off or on the TV or the cable box. I guess I'll have to call for a technician to come out and figure out the problem.
09-05-2013 09:51 PM
How to program comcast dark gray remote with red OK/SELECT button to Scientific Atlanta 4250 box:
Press Cable button
Hold down SETUP until CABLE blinks twice
cable button should blink 4 times
hold down SETUP until CABLE blinks twice
Cable should blink twice
Cable box should turn off.
When box turns off, you're good to go.
11-17-2013 02:22 PM
I too had the problem where my Comcast remote didn't work. I tried all the codes, put new cables on, and even moved box to a different location. I finally fixed it by putting a post-it note paper in front of the ir window on the box and it works fine now. I found a forum reply about ir bleed and that is what they said to do.
11-17-2013 06:56 PM
The post-its are still working, but tracked down the sourse of the problem. It is being caused by some recently installed dimable CFL bulbs I put in an overhead light in the same room. Checked it several times. With light on, remote doesn't work and with light off remote works fine.
12-27-2013 09:31 PM
IR bleed - I tried 3 remotes, 2 different motorola HD DVR cable boxes, and 4 calls to Comcast before finding this post about the IR bleed. I have a Sharp LCD TV and putting the post-it note over the IR port on the cable box fixes the problem for me.
03-29-2014 07:04 PM
06-12-2014 06:30 PM
Jettagirl, that is exactly what I did. I pressed Cable then Setup till I got the 2 blinks. Then, I entered 01982 and all of a sudden, I was able to use my new cable remote. I was all ready to call a technician to come over until I read your message. I might even write in your name for president!!! Thank you so much!!!
12-07-2014 10:20 PM
JettaGirl got this right on! Everybody insisted the box was already programmed to the remote. I programed it to my TV with no problems but still the "pre" programmed box did nothing. Did exactly what JettaGirl said and everything is perfect now. BTW I had the light silver remote and it still worked.
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