Dave, sboyer2, It Works!!! sboyer, you were right on....and Dave you spelled it out in the program..."enter your LCD address here, find it in the I2C scanner." I had to do a little google search on how to find the address (mine is 0x3f also) but after that it started to make sense. After all, I have only started tinkering with Arduino's for a couple months now... Funny thing, the grand kids came over this afternoon and the first thing out of my granddaughters mouth was "did you get the remote fixed?". I had to give her the bad news at the time...they left a few hours ago but at least I can have this ready for next time they come over! Now my final question...at least for now. I'm sure the electronic components are sensitive to shock. Dave I really like your acrylic case but if it was dropped to the ground or knocked off a layout, would it damage any of the electronics? I'm using foam board as a mock up for the face and now I'm thinking it might be a good idea to build the whole case out of foam board to soften any potential grand child mishap and still be sturdy enough as an enclosure. Thoughts??? I REALLY appreciate your guys help!!!