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My Tv 32"(GE-brand)keeps changing channels on it own .. I have unpluged the set overnight for up to ten/hours .. and still the problem. The set is about nine/yrs. old but I'm the only user and so the set isn't on all the time. I even unpluged the VCR and still the problem exist .. the remote is only one/yr. old so that can't be the problem or is it? Please help.

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  • larry2439 Oct 22, 2008

    Kevin didn't help out at all.

  • larry2439 Oct 22, 2008

    still need help with my tv problem

  • larry2439 Oct 22, 2008

    Have no ideal what this person is trying to say ... English only Please!

  • larry2439 Oct 22, 2008

    the remote is not the problem as the tv still changes channel when turned on manually.

  • larry2439 Oct 22, 2008

    What a waste of my time and money ... this is a technical support site correct? Please don't tell me that the advise which I'm getting is from want-to-be's!

  • larry2439 Oct 23, 2008


    butoxige didn't have much to say that the others --NON-TECHNICIANS-- OFFERED. I would like it if a real television techical support person female/male could help me out with this problem ... so that when I do call a repair person I will have at least sonething to being to the table and hopefully not get sent to the cleaners!
    Thanks in advance.

  • larry2439 Oct 23, 2008


    kagebunshin Thanks for the advise ... I was afraid that a new set was in the works. Better to put the money to something new and with a warranty.

  • larry2439 Oct 24, 2008

    The GE service model no. is 32GT660YX1 ... will be calling a service repair 10/24/08.

    larry2439@msn.com

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Are you sure that there is no button stuck on your TV? Kindly check it.

Well, it is probably the controller circuitry. Probably an IC chip gone south or the voltage regulator that is feeding it. Some testing by a tech who knows what he is doing is necessary to check what has failed. Repair could be upwards of $100. Most tv shops will not take in a set this old because support is no longer available for them. If it turns out to be a voltage regulator or power supply problem it can be repaired with generic parts, but if the controller IC has gone bad it may be impossible to find a replacement chip.

As a rule, any tv of this size over 9 years of age is not worthy of repair; better to put the money towards a new set.

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Other than what melnavz said, the only other thing that comes to mind is the tv is getting interference from another source (this is highly unlikely) but its a suggestion. My advice is either to call GE and see if they will service the tv or call a repair guy, get him to look at it and give you an estimate. The other people have pretty much pointed out any other problems that it might be.

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Hello,

Your Tv got sticky in the switch or got rust in the board. please open the tv and verify the button switch and blow it air blower. Also verify your remote got clogged when point the remote to the TV it automatically change the channel.

may this help,

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U have to change channel changer circuit.

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Take out the batteries of all the remotes that are able to change the channel and put a piece of duct tape over the infared reciever and if it still does it, it is most likely defective.

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    Legin Varghese Oct 22, 2008

    if that doesn't work try disconnected the front buttons of my set. Pop off the speaker cover and
    note which color wires come off the buttons and then take off the lower
    back and you can see where it connects to a board. Generally the far
    right connection but trace the wires. After doing that my channels quit
    cycling and everything but the front buttons work.

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I am a technician.
Remove batteries from remote, to see if the problem is the remote. In that case I can find a replacement remote.

If you have channels changing on their own, then it is a fauty switch, probably a short or a stuck button, if your model has buttons. Otherwise is a faulty control board.

Post exact model if you want more technical support.

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