Comcast remote not working with the cable box

Today we went to exchange our Comcast remote controller.  The new one was supposed to “just work” with the Comcast cable box.  But it didn’t.  We followed the instructions on the Comcast web site (removing the batteries and putting them back in, etc), but that didn’t work either.

After searching the web, I found this post (http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin/mboard/whichremote/thread.cgi?398) which worked like a charm. 

This is the list of steps that I took to make the remote work:

  1. Unlock the remote
    1. Press “CABLE” button
    2. Press and hold “SETUP” button until “CABLE” blinks twice
    3. Type 982
    4. The “CABLE” button should now blink four times.
    5. “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”
  2. Program the remote to work with the cable box
    1. Press “CABLE” button
    2. Press and hold “SETUP” button until “CABLE” blinks twice
    3. Type 01376
    4. The “CABLE” button should now blink twice
    5. The remote should now work

Thanks to Kupakai and superhooper!

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