You may have been forced to purchase a new or used remote control for a Sony DVD player if the original remote for that device is malfunctioning or has been misplaced. Even if the remote that you want to use is a Sony remote, it may still need to be programmed to your particular Sony DVD player. A Sony DVD remote can be programmed by inputting a code or by cycling through different codes until you stumble upon the right code.
Turn the Sony DVD player on by pressing the "Power" button located on the DVD player.
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Point the Sony remote control at the DVD player.
Hold down the "S" button on the DVD remote control for roughly five seconds.
Press the "Power" button found on the Sony DVD remote. Once you do this, you can let go of both the "Power" and "S" buttons.
Press the "DVD" button on the Sony remote if there is one. If not, move on to the next step.
Use the numbers on the DVD remote to enter the right code for that particular DVD player. This code can be found in the manual for the DVD player or online.
Press "ENT" located on the DVD remote and the code will be entered.
Test the Sony DVD remote control by pressing the "Power" button. If the player turns off, you have programmed it correctly.
Repeat the steps given in Section 1.
Press the channel up or "CH+" button on the DVD remote.
Press the "Power" button on the DVD remote.
Repeat the two step above until the DVD player shuts off. This could take several minutes due to the large amount of codes there are for remotes and DVD players.
Press "Enter" or "ENT" on the DVD remote to save the code once the DVD player shuts off.