Setting dip switches?

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Old 01-21-07, 06:31 PM
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Setting dip switches?

I have a Hampton Bay cieling fan/light with a remote control. My 2 year old got the back off the remote and now it doesn't work. I can only presume that he moved the dip switches around.

Does anyone know how to fix the dip switch settings. I fiddled with them for a little while but didn't find a setting that got the fan working.

any help?
 
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Old 01-21-07, 06:48 PM
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You could drop the canopy cover at the fan housing and slide the receiver out to check the code set there.

You may want to write the code on the battery cover door once you find out what it is.
 
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I agree with PCboss, since there are over 256 different combinations, you would be there a year trying to "chance" it. Dropping the canopy is easier.
 
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Well, you can try all combinations of the switches (which will take while), or you can look at the setting of the receiver at the fan/light.
 
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my remote has 4 on/off switches. Is that really 256 possibilities?
 
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Old 01-22-07, 03:49 AM
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The way I understand it from 35 year old calculus, 4 to the 4th power.
 
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Four switches each with two positions is 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 16 combinations. This is also 2 to the 4th power.

The 256 that some were suggesting comes from eight switches. This yields 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 256, or 2 to the 8th power.

However, switches do not always have 2 positions. My old garage door openers had 3 position switches.
 
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Old 01-22-07, 07:10 PM
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Bob, you're right. Thanks for the heads up. I was using the number of switches rather than the number of positions.
 
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with 4 switches, there are 16 possibilities.
They would be
0000
0001
0010
0011
0100
0101
0110
0111
1000
1001
1010
1011
1100
1101
1110
1111
(easier just to give them for 16, than explain how binary works)
 
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I think I can understand the chart. 0 is an off switch and 1 is an on switch. I'll double check to make sure I tried all the combinations. If it still doesn't work it must mean that he did something else to it while he had the back off. Maybe he dunked it in the toilet or something.
 
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Old 07-28-13, 09:25 AM
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Thank you one million times!!!!

Classicat!!! Thank you so much for listing the dip switch settings, From six years ago!! Your post saved us hours.
 
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Thanks also, Classicat. Used the 16 combos to work through to change my new remote. This is actually a handy guide!
 
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