An NEC projector uses a built-in infrared receiver to receive signals from a remote control. You can substitute a universal remote for the NEC's remote should it become broken or get lost. The universal remote, which can be acquired from a hobby store, electronics ship or even a drugstore, is programmed with the specifics codes that the NEC projector's infrared receiver's circuity expects in order to follow the commands being sent. No electronic experience is needed, nor will you need to modify the NEC projector in any way.
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Things you need
- Universal remote
Remove the battery lid from the back of the universal remote. Insert a set of fresh batteries into the battery compartment, lining up the positive and negative-labelled ends of the batteries with the positive and negative-labelled text inside the battery compartment.
Press and hold the "Program" or "Setup" button on the universal remote until the keys begin to blink. Release the button.
Enter the series of numbers that are provided for controlling an NEC projector in the instruction manual that comes with the universal remote; select a product similar to the NEC projector--for example, a Sony projector or a Mitsubishi projector--if the NEC projector is not listed.
Press one of the video source buttons on the universal remote--for example, the HD button or the TV button--as soon as the keys begin to blink again.
Aim the front of the universal remote at the NEC projectors infrared receiver--this will typically be at a bottom corner of both the front and back. Press the universal remote's "Power" button to turn the NEC projector on. Press other buttons on the universal remote to activate different functions of the NEC projector. Turn the NEC projector off with the "Power" button when finished using it.
Press and hold the "Program" button on the universal remote if some of the controls are not working. Release the button once the keys light up. Press a function button on the universal remote--for example, a "Video Source" button--followed by the code for the NEC projector taken from the code designations provided by NEC in the instruction manual that comes with the projector, or at the company's website.
Press and hold the "Setup" button on the universal remote when done. Release the button when the keys light up. Press the button that is being used by the universal remote for the NEC projector.
Tips and warnings
- There is a limited amount of time for entering the series of numbers before the universal remote resets itself.
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