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RCA F32649 - Won't Recognize Ch 3

The tv no longer recognizes Channel 3. Subsequently, the cable box and satellite box will not work. It is not caused by parental control lock out or any other FAQ solutions. We have followed all the instructions in the owners manual, and on RCA's website. The tv worked one morning, and did not that afternoon. Nothing had been altered. RCA's "tech support" is a joke. No one answers. I really don't want to have to buy a new tv.

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  • Karen Clinton Apr 03, 2006

    You can manually put it on channel 3 - but it is nothing but snow. We have tried doing the auto-tune, and it won't pick 3 up. When the cable was installed Friday before last - everything worked. We left to go eat, my husband turned it off, and when we turned it back on... nothing but snow. He swears he did not hit any other buttons - especially the "Who Input" button. At this point, I'm afraid we've tried to "fix" this so many times that we really have ruined it. Thank you for your help!!

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    Hello, Yes my problem is the same, that the TV cannot find Channels 2 & 3. Got new indoor rabbit ears with the digital converter. The old one-pole antenna on Sylvania TV picked up many if not all local & non-local channels. TV used to get 2 & 3 but not since the new antenna & converter installed. Need Ch 2 to tune the digital converter. Hoped new antenna wood solve this.

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What do you mean??? it doesent reconize channel three?? does it skip over the channel three or can you take a remote and manually put it on channel three and theres all snow when you put the set on channel three There is no magic wand to fix a set unless I get a few more magic words(HE HE) please indicate what you mean dosent reconize channel three??? and if im not mistaken there is a video input on ythis set and I used a set for my satallite for overr 5 years so far and the set was given to me as it has a bad tuner so I simply ran my sat. through a video input and have a great set get bacj to me please

Posted on Apr 03, 2006

  • Larry  Dillon
    Larry Dillon Apr 03, 2006

    ok this sounds like a tuner problem and could be as simple as a resoldering around the tuner grounds But a quilifyed tech who knows this problem can assist you if it is ,or tell ya that the tuner is bad.. Use the video inputs!!

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