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Menu problem I have a Philips split screen TV the menu will not come up by using the remote or by holding down the the up down volume button on the TV set. It will also, not display channel #s. I can scroll up and down but I do not know what channel I on. I'm assuming it is a programming issue I can correct, when I can open the menu. Any suggestions?

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The first thing to try when you lose any feature or function is to unplug the set from it's power source for a minute to allow reset. The second thing to look closely at is to see if any button on the set or remote is engaged, meaning stuck. Sometimes a button gets lodged beneath it's surrounding framework and blocks certain commands from operating. If these two things fail to correct it, then it's time for a repairman, which, believe me, we're seeing alot of these lcd sets in for repair even only a year or two old. Most have power or screen issues, but yours sounds like there is a failure on the main p.c.b. This board controls audio/video processing and all information sent to the screen and speakers. Good luck with reset because defective replacement boards are becoming more and more numerous these days, Russmann.

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