If you've recently replaced a component in your home entertainment center, such as your television or cable box, your Sharp universal remote won't work with the device until you program it. The procedures for programming a universal remote usually change depending on remote model, even within a single brand; Sharp remotes are no exception to this rule, so when programming your Sharp remote, make sure to use the instructions for your specific model.

Model: VC-H982 VCR

Step 1

Turn on the device you want to program your remote to work with.

Step 2

Depress and hold the "Channel +" button on your remote; at the same time, depress and hold the "Cable/Sat" or "TV" button.

Step 3

Release the buttons after waiting at least five seconds. Point the remote at the device you're trying to program. This remote works only with VCRs, cable boxes and televisions.

Step 4

Enter the appropriate two-digit code for your cable box or TV. The code list is available online. Depress the device button, then let it go.

Step 5

Depress the power button to complete the process. Test your remote's programming by turning your device on and off with the remote.

Model: SD-SP10

Step 6

Turn on the device, which will be a TV or DVD player, that you want to program the remote to work with.

Step 7

Depress the device power button, which will be the "TV Power" or "DVD Power" button.

Step 8

Enter the appropriate four-digit code for your device using the number pad on the remote. The codes are available online.

Step 9

Point your remote at the device you just programmed it to work with. Turn the device off and on using the remote to make sure the programming process worked.