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Lost audio & video

Lost audio and video 20 minutes after turning the tv. The screen is blue and remote, setup, menus, timers appear correctly set

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Re: Lost audio & video

You say that you lost audio and video but the screen is blue. That indicates that the majority of the circuits are working OK. To display anything on the screen the high voltage and drive circuits would be working ok. Try an input other than cable (the tuner input) and see what happens. If your unit works through those inputs then you have a bad tuner or matrix IC. If that doesn't give you any results then you probably have a microprocessor issue. The bad news is that Apex does not support their equipment so if the problem is not simple it will probably not be reparable. Good luck.

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Change from spanish to english


The Plug In Menu comes up automatically when you first turn on the TV after plugging it in. The

Plug In Menu helps you to get your TV ready to use by letting you set your preferences for:

• The Language in which you want the onscreen menus to appear,

• The Auto Tuner Setup of which channels you wish to receive,

• Setting the TV's clock to the correct time so your timer functions will work properly.

Descriptions of each of the Plug In Menu features appear on this page and the next.We recommend

you complete the Plug In Menu setup first so your TV is set up just the way you want,

right away.


Auto Tuner Setup


You can choose to view your onscreen menus in three languages: English (ENG.), French

(FRAN.), or Spanish (ESP.).

Press the MENU button

Press RIGHT or LEFT button to choose a language
You will not need to press the MENU button to enter this screen from the Plug In Menu.

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Blue screen has audio can change channels and hear different audio but no picture

If you can see menu on-screen display, just get into it, surf for blue-back option and turn it OFF first, and see whether there is any grains appears on your screen. If there is no grains, and only a plane raster, your TVs video processor Ic has got damaged, and should need replacement. If there is grains, you just retune it in autotuning option, and allow it to store all the transmitting signals at that time. This process may take two or three minutes to complete, and you should wait till then. Never forget to connect antenna socket to the antenna terminal of your tv.
If you are using set top box, and connected it to the TV through audio-video cable, your TV has no fault, but the set top boxs' video processor has got damaged. OK,

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I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(my remote (slightly different TV) has the zoom just above mute so I hit the wrong button often.)

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Hooking up & seeing a dvd player?

does the dvd have a coax output for coax antenna input on the tv? you can use that untill you can get the video input selection straight with the tv and a remote that supports rca's extra functions such as menu , tv/av button
also if there is a( wake-up) on/off timer in the tv menu , then you can also set it to come on with the video input instead of a tv station,set it a few minutes after the time it is when you set it( then just turn off the tv set after the time is set and you have exited the menu, then it will come on with the video input instead of a tv station)
otherwise you will need that remote that supports the video input selection on your tv

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Large black square blocks screen

Most likely it's the closed captioning has been turned on. From your post I assume you have the remote control and able to access the menus so try to turn off the closed captioning. I'll be notified if you post something new.

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32" Sony Wega -- initial set-up menu constantly on

Came across this because I was having the same problem. I was getting the menu immediately. It started with the remotes not working with the TV, so I unplugged it. Afterwards, the initial setup appeared, but couldn't complete. I don't have anything connected to the tuner, everything is on video inputs. Don't know why it wouldn't complete, it would get 20-40 channels into it, and stop, and the "initial setup screen" appeared. I ended up turning off all peripherals, waited about 10 minutes, then running the setup. it finally completed the scan of the tuner channels, and has not appeared since. Perhaps just an accidental solution, but hopefully something in there helps.

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You have a problem in the video circuit. Any video that comes into the set is not getting to the picture tube. The menus come from the system control microprocessor. This shows that the input at the picture tube itself is working. Also you system control is working. The signal would have to be traced through the set to find out where the loss is originating. Stargazer

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How do you exit service mode?

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Red-Orange Screen

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