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I can't get favorite channels to set up. I didn't realize there would be a charge for help. TV is only 30 days old.

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Haven't figured it out yet......will work on it.

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JVC HD-56G886 56 in. Rear Projection HDTV, Serial Number 11082188. Sound just suddenly went out. We purchased it 6 years old and had a 5 yr. warranty. Right, now we need it, it's not covered. We...


Hi Edwin Robinson,

First of all thank you for contacting Fixya.com regarding your TV problem.

You didn't mentioned if the symptoms remain the same in all inputs, this is to isolate the AV board from fault. If you are using HDMI connection, I would advice you to try the other inputs like input 1-3 at the rear panel and the Audio/Video input at the side panel using the RCA cables. If there's no sound after trying other inputs, then this is an indication that the fault is in the audio circuitry inside the TV.



The DIY steps that I would advice you is to check the resistance of the internal speakers using the multimeter set in resistance measurement. Good speakers will read between 6-8 ohms (for 8 ohms impedance) and you can hear a crackling sound upon testing.

How to test speakers








RCA Cable Connector

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If the speakers are in good condition then the fault either the supply voltage line of the audio circuitry from the power supply board, the audio processor on the main board or the sound output circuitry. This require technical skills because series of test are going to perform to isolate where the fault came from.


Immediate solution.

You can still watch your favorite channel and movies to your TV while the sound is playing through your home theater system or amplifier. Just hooked up the video to your TV terminal jack and the sound/audio to your home theater system or amplifier to bypass the sound from your TV.


Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Have a nice day and take care!

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I have just bought a Samsung LE -26R82B tv. After adjusting the Picture Standard for Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness and Colour the picture seems to revert to factory settings after about 30 mins. This...


Your TV is in shop mode which can be turned on and off by holding the front panel menu button down for 3 secs.

( Shop Mode is used to reset to default settings after 30 mins. and to not retain settings after power off.)


Please Let me know if you have any further Questions

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Apr 19, 2008 | Televison & Video

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Need tv code, tv is locked


Hello,

Turn on the TV and grab the remote. In most cases, you will need the original remote to unlock the TV if you aren't sure of the unlock code. If you don't have the original remote, you will need to purchase one.
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Look at the screen. If you see a blank screen with a red key on the bottom of the screen, press 'Function' and 'Mute' at the same time. This should unlock the channel. This is an option for people who want the TV to stay locked but, want to be able to bypass the lock to watch a certain show or channel. All other channels will remain locked and the TV will fully lock when it is turned off.
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Unlock all of the channels on the TV by entering the factory reset code. There are three main reset codes that TV manufacturers set. These are 0711, 6688 and 3308. Try each one until you find the one that works. This will reset the TV to original factory settings. When you do this, you will loose any information that you have stored in the TV, such as favorite channels, automatic timers and the clock. You will have to go through the full initial set up.
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Call the technical support service number in your owner's manual if none of those codes work. A technician can help you troubleshoot the television because the problem may not be the locking control. When you call, make sure that you have the model number and serial number of the TV.
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Take your television to a TV repair shop. In some cases, a professional who access to wiring diagrams for your television set may have to rewire certain components in order for the television to unlock. This is usually the case when the TV locks by itself while it is on.

Also note that forgotten the passcode of your Mitsubishi TV. You can make it alive without knowing the passcode. Please follow
V_Chip lock bypassing prodedure is as follows
You can view your locked TV, cancel the lock, or enter the V_chip lock menus.

This is done by pressing the number "9" and "QV" buttons on the remote TV control at the same time, when your passcode is requested. This process temporarily unlocks the TV.
When entering the V_Chip lock menu, this process deletes your old passcode and prompts you to enter a new passcode.


I hope this will help to solve the problem...

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Samsung 50'' plasma model ps50b450b1wxxu keeps losing all stored channels and needing re-tuned,tv says weak or no signal, it is only 3 weeks old, is it something i,m doing wrong or is the tv faulty?


If you are always needing to auto program the tuner then I suspect a faulty main board. Bring it back as it should be under a 30 day return policy..

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Power/Standby light blinks green then screen goes blank (off) for


I have a similar problem. Just found out a possible solution yesterday. I am waiting for my lamp but here's what you need to do if you have replaced your lamp. Go into self diagnostics mode: Switch of your TV via remote, you will see red standy by light. Now,on the remote press "Display"=>"Channel 5"=>"Volume Up"=>"Power Button". All these keys need to be pressed within 3 seconds. You will now enter the diagnostics mode. Press "Jump" on remote (bottom right) 3 times and then press "Channel 2" 9 times. The screen will display your current lamp hours used.

In order to reset your tv to factory settings and for the new bulb to work you must reset this timer or else your TV will assume you are still using the old bulb and will automatically kick in "over protection mode". So here's what you do once you do on the lamp hours display screen. Press the "Channel 3" button on the remote 3 times then "Mute" then "Press Enter" to reset the timer to zero. Your TV should now work as normal. And remember, whenever a part is replaced all factory settings must be reset to zero. To do this, follow "Display"=>"Channel 5"=>"Volume Up"=> "Power Up" to enter service mode. Finally, press "Channel 8" and then "Enter" to put the TV back to factory settings.

The above mentioned is usually performed by a service technician and they charge somewhere around $95 diagnostic fee. You just saved this charge. If you see flashing red lights count them when they flash in sequence. This is a code for the techs to tell them what is wrong. These flashing red lights sequentially flash from 0 to 10 times to identify a problem. Usually, when the bbulb goes bad the only thing that might need to be replaced would be a "lamp Driver" aka "Power Block Assembly" $116.25 online from Sony, or the ballast. Sometimes, if you do not have a video a Thermal FUse can go bad which only costs $4.80 for the KDF60-XS955 but the techs will charge you over $300. You can do this yourself if you can get your hands on a service manual.

Hope this info helps.

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Old TV can't scan for cable channels


it depends on how old the set is. some of the older sets would only go as hi as channel 120. some really old sets only went to 36 on cable. how high do the numbers go?

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I installed an Insignia converter box, Model # NS DXA1, and it worked fine. I did not realize it would decrease the size of my screen, so I disconnected it and figured I would try again later. I have...


Ok, you have 2 issues:
1) Consult the manual page 8 for setting the 'type' of TV either 4:3 (Standard) Aspect Ratio or 16:9 (Widescreen) Aspect Ratio. Then the Picture Size for 'each individual station' can be Selected via the button on your remote in the upper right hand corner. It's labeled "ZOOM". As you push the button, it will rotate through the size types available. If you have an older standard TV (4:3) and want to fill the entire screen, then select 'CROPPED' for every channel(my preference). You will only see a center cut of the entire picture and will lose some picture on either side, but most of the action will remain in the center of the screen. If you select "SET BY PROGRAM" then some programs will appear in their actual Aspect Ratio so some will be in 16:9 and some in 4:3. More and more programming will end up being 16:9(the new DTV/HDTV Standard). Set this to your liking.

2) This is going to take a bit of explaining:
Depending where you live geographically, whether in a home or an appartment, and the Type of Antenna you are using, your reception problems may be affected by a combination of these. The FCC was not completely forthcoming in letting the public know that the best way to get DTV signals(and Analog) is with an Outdoor Antenna and that indoor Antennas may be useless. Plus most of the 'fancy HDTV touted" Indoor antennas are various degrees of bad when it comes to VHF reception. The new system they(FCC) selected has lowered significantly the power at which TV stations broadcast. So most people using Indoor Antennas may not get all of their favorite channels even with the best of indoor antennas and doing everything right with the 'placement' of that antenna. The same goes for and Outdoor Antenna. Just because you have a premium outdoor antenna and it has worked perfectly for the last 10yrs.(of more) with Analog TV, DOES NOT MEAN THAT it will work perfect with DTV for a few reasons:
1) DTV Signals, because of their lower power, require very deliberate placement of an antenna. Just pointing it in the right direction is not enough. DTV signal reception is a bit like 'Swiss Cheese' meaning if your are getting poor results and think that rotation will fix it, you may be wrong. If you are in the 'hole' and rotate, you are still in the hole. Sometimes moving your antenna a couple feet laterally can make a huge difference.
Why? Because the direct DTV signals coming from the TV stations are in the Kilowatt range (analog was usually more than a million watts!) They have now become more sensitive to interference from the back and sides of your antenna. Some sources of interference can be a reflection of the same signal off of a nearby tower or building which cancel some of the direct signal resulting in low or no signal. FM Radio transmissions, an Analog TV station from Canada(they don't go digital until 2010) operating on the same channel as your favorite Channel's new channel assignment can inject so much noise that your tuner cannot process it. Remember, runnig through just about every neighborhood are many other Wireless/Microwave Services: Phone, Internet, TV, Paging Systems, etc.. These, too can ave some affect.
So by moving your antenna to a position that I refer to as the "Sweet Spot", you are allowing your antenna to get more of the direct signal and 'de-tune' the unwanted signals from the back and sides.
Why did the channels you found before not show up the next time? Well, based on your current antenna's position and the signal strength its receiving from those stations, the level may have dropped off due to some of the above. Every DTV and Converter Box has a 'lower signal level cut-off point', meaning it needs so much signal before it cuts off. Because DTV either gives you a perfect picture or its gone, the old method of looking at picture quality to make sure your antenna was placed correctly is not valid. So the maker of the Converter Boxes put "Signal Strength Meters" in every box. Get to know where this is. It is your new best friend and is the only way you can be guided when placing your antenna. It can usually be accessed by pressing a button on the remote labeled :"SIGNAL or METER" and sometimes "DISPLAY or INFO". Some Boxes, like many DTV Sets, require you to go into the menu settings to locate this feature. Usually the sinal strength is indicated by a RED, YELLOW & GREEN scale and may have a % indication. To have reliable pictures, you should be above 60% or in the GREEN Zone. If you are only getting less than 60% or Yellow Zone, you may see the picture break-up into little squares or 'Pixelate' as it is known. If you are in the RED Zone or less than 30% your Box or DTV will not lock and give a "NO or LOW" signal indication. It is normal to see the meter indication 'hunt' or move up and down a bit due to atmosheric conditions and the swaying of the TV station's Towers.
Gee, Can you tell that I explain this often? Yea, I work for a TV Station in Cleveland. This switch has generated more than 700 phone calls all of which I attempt to call back on a daily basis. The public needs to be re-educated on this new system and how to make it work for them. Every installation is unique. In many cases, it will require the help of a qualified TV Antenna specialist to find the "Sweet Spot". Those of you in Apartment buildings, and anyone that may be a shut-in or senior with limited help or finances, my heart goes out to you.
Hope this helps!

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Wd-62628 video freezes, audio stops, 30 sec later TV shuts off


Intermittent problems are the most difficult to find because they don't show up long enough to trace them down. Today the digital sets are all cpu controlled and a glitch from any board can lock up the set. The problem can even be software related, such as settings or firmware updates. Unfortunately we as technicians do not have a history of symptom/cause on the newer digital sets. Your best bet is to e-mail Mitsubishi with the symptom as described above, such as the blinks, E2P, signal source etc ... and ask them what they think. techservice@mdea.com good luck

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No recption pass channel 12


judging by the year, this set should definitely be cable ready. check the front of the tv if it has a control panel for a switch that says catv/normal or something similar, if it does not have that switch, check the settings via the remote.

the channel a connector may require an adapter depending on the type of connector. i had an old tv that required an adapter in order to plug the cable coax into it, it resembled an rca connector and is used on some older tv's in place of a screw on connector.

if all else fails, your cable company should be able to provide you with a tuner/converter for free or minimal charge.

i hope this helps,
trin

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