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Erratic behavior... the buttons do random stuff. "CH Up" turns the power on/brings up the menu. "Menu" brings up the 'Guide Plus' screen/changes the channel down....etc. Picture is great on the channel it is stuck on and the sound is great on the volume it is stuck at. I can't get a remote to do anything but turn the power off, not back on. The function(s) that the buttons perform are not consistent. since the remote won't work either, it makes me think it may be braindamaged... Any help is greatly appreciated because I hate watching the game on my other tv, a thirteen inch somethin... thanks.

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  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    I have the same problem.

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The eprom has been scrambled. You need to go into service mode and reset it using the original TV remote. With the TV off you need to hit MUTE, 1, 8, 2 and then power. That will turn on the TV with the service mode menu. Choose Factory Rest and then press the menu button. The TV will turn off. When you turn the TV it should be fixed.

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Change all the little switches (on-off, channel up etc). If just one of the switches is intermettent, or a combination of one or more, it can cause you moe misery than you can imagine. The switches are not expensive but can cause you to lose an awfully lot of time and agravation.

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? When AUTO PRESET CH is activated where there is no TV signal input,"NO TV SIGNALS"
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Television factory resets


Factory Resets / modes

For all listed procedures, start with TV on, in TV mode, unless otherwise instructed. After procedure is complete, unplug set and re-plug in to finish reset.

If more than one procedure is listed for a given manufacturer, try the different ones until you see which one works for your set.

Coby:****************************************-

Enter menu, hi-lite "audio" then enter 8893

mode/source 2580 select "other setting",select "shipment" then yes, after it exits service menu you need to power set off.



Dynex ****************************************-

source/input 2580

hold vol down on tv and hold #1 button on remote, vol will jump to halfway and set shuts off. Turn back on have 1st time setup screen.

source/input 2580

menu 1999 (tv is on)



Element ****************************************

menu 0000

menu 1147


Haier ******************************************

pull up menu, hi-lite "audio" then enter 8893




Hisense *****************************************

In customer menu go to"Parental" enter 0000 then select"Clean All" then power the set off and back on and first time setup menu will be there.

For some models, same as above model except in menu it is labeled "Lock"



Insignia *****************************************-

input 2580 (tv is on)



Mitsubishi ****************************************

Menu 123 or menu 2470 (tv is on)



Panasonic

Hold vol- on TV, press and hold menu button on remote



Philips ******************************************

Push menu, select"Features"then select"current software info" push 062596-info on remote then push info again then red"initialize appears and changes color then complete. Push power button to exit

TV is on,push 062596-info on remote,then push info again, red"initialized"appears it turns green when completed, then push power button to exit

Polariod *****************************************-

Hold vol- and chan- or hold vol+ and chan+ (tv is on)



Proscan ******************************************

In customer menu go to setup,select parental control menu, enter 0000 then select "clear channel list".



RCA *******************************************-

Menu 1147



Sanyo *******************************************

hold vol down on TV, press and hold #1 button on remote, vol will jump to halfway and set shuts off. Turn back on have 1st time setup screen.



Samsung *****************************************-

Mute 182 power (tv is off)
(On some models, Factory Reset is on this menu, on some, you must go into the "Options" submenu



Seiki ********************************************-

Menu 0000



Sharp ********************************************
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menu 1999

menu, 3481

menu 1147

while holding vol- & input buttons on tv plug in set when "k" appears push vol- & chan-



Sony *********************************************

Hold "arrow up" on remote and push power button on tv (tv is on)




Symphony *****************************************-

Source/input 2580




Toshiba ******************************************-

on Menu, select "Installation", then "System Information" press the right arrow button, ("System Information" will change to "Factory Reset" or something similar) follow on-screen instructions



Vision Quest ***************************************-
Source/input 2580



Vizio ********************************************

In customer menu under "Help" tab is Factory Default enter 0000

Vestel (most):
Menu 4725 then select "RESET"

Samsung (European):
Power off, Info - Menu - Mute - Power, then find factory reset and execute option.

LG/Zenith:
Hold MENU on TV and MENU on remote for 5~10 seconds, then select reset option.

NEC:
While powering on hold "MENU" or "INPUT" on TV, depending on model. (Only disables error lock out/buffer and puts TV in temporary service mode.)
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Vizio Service Menu Method 1
1.Turn The TV off.
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3.Then press and release the {POWER} button on the TV.
4.Release the {CH +} & {CH -} buttons.
5.Now press the {MENU} button on the remote.
6.You should get your regular menu up, but with a "F" in the bottom right corner of the menu (This is for factory).
7.Press and hold the {MENU} button for few seconds.
8.The Service Menu will be displayed.
Vizio Service Menu Method 2
1.Turn The TV off.
2.Press and hold the {CH +} & {CH -} buttons on the TV.
3.Then press and hold the {POWER} button on the TV.
4.Keep all three buttons pressed for few seconds.
5.Now press the {MENU} button on the remote.
6.You should get your regular menu up, but with a "F" in the bottom right corner of the menu (This is for factory).
7.Press and hold the {MENU} button for few seconds.
8.The Service Menu will be displayed.
Vizio Service Menu Method 3
1.Press and hold the {EXIT} button on the remote for 3 seconds then release it.
2.Then press the {1} {2} {3} buttons on the remote.
3.To exit, press the {EXIT} button.
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GV42L FHDTV10A / JV50 / SV42 / SV320XVT / SV370XVT / SV420M / SV470M / SV420XVT1A / SV470XVT1A /
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VM60P

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VA320E / VA320M / VA370M / VT420M / VT470M

Press "Menu" and then press the following combination: "1," "9," "9," "1"

VW22 / VS370E

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From the page 28 of the guide.
1) Push 'menu' button of front panel of tv.. This will bring up the menu on the tv screen..
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3)press 'menu' button again then 'begin setup now' should appear and be highlighted.
4) Press 'menu again which will take you to 'language'
5) use the 'ch' buttons to move up or down to highlight 'English'
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Sanyo TV Service Menu Method 1

1.Unplug the power cable.
2.Press and hold the {MUTE} button on the remote control while plugging the power cable back into the outlet.
3.Keep pressing the {MUTE} button until the TV powers on with the Service Menu displayed.
4.Use the {CH+} {CH-} buttons to select menus.
5.Use the {VOL+} {VOL -} buttons to change settings.
6.Some menus might have sub-addresses. Use the numeric buttons {0} to {7} to adjust sub-item data.
7.Press the {MENU} button or turn the TV off to exit.

Sanyo TV Service Menu Method 2

1.Unplug the power cable.
2.Press and hold the {VOL -} button on the TV while plugging the power cable back into the outlet.
3.Keep pressing the {VOL -} button until the TV powers on with the Service Menu displayed.
4.Use the {CH+} {CH-} buttons to select menus.
5.Use the {VOL+} {VOL -} buttons to change settings.
6.Some menus might have sub-addresses. Use the numeric buttons {0} to {7} to adjust sub-item data.
7.Press the {MENU} button or turn the TV off to exit.

Sanyo Projector Service Menu Method 1
Factory Menu Access

1.Press and hold the {SELECT} and {INPUT} buttons on the Projector at the same time for about 10 seconds.
2.The Factory Menu will be displayed.

Service Menu Access

1.Press and hold the {MENU} and {INPUT} buttons on the Projector at the same time for about 10 seconds.
2.The Service Menu will be displayed.
Use the {UP} {DOWN} {LEFT} {RIGHT} buttons to move through menus and change values.
To exit, turn the Projector Off.

Sanyo Projector Service Menu Method 2

1.Press & hold the {MENU} button on the Projector for about 10 seconds.
2.The Service Menu will be displayed.
3.Use the {UP} {DOWN} {LEFT} {RIGHT} buttons to move through menus and change values.
4.To exit, turn the Projector Off.

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With the remote, press the Guide button. This should bring up the Guide Plus+ screen. Press the right arrow to move the cursor all the way to set up and it will ask, "What would you like to do?" Arrow down to "Review Options" and press OK.
The first question is, "Guide Plus+ System Auto Display? On / Off"
Arrow down to Off and press OK.

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Option A:
Select the GUIDE Plus+™ Menu from the Main menu.
Select Setup.
Select Options.
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Option B:
Select the GUIDE Plus+™ Menu from the Main menu.
Select GUIDE Plus+™ Auto Display from the GUIDE Plus+ menu.
Select Off.

Option C:
Press GUIDE on your remote control.
Select the Menu bar.
Press the right arrow button to select Setup.
Choose Review Options.
Select Off.

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http://sci.tech-archive.net/Archive/sci.electronics.repair/2006-12/msg01203.html

Turn on the TV

using original remote:


Bring up TV Main Menu and select option 7 (TV Guide Plus Menu)
Select option 1 (TV Guide Plus Setup)
Find the MENU, GO BACK and Input button on your remote
Press the MENU Button then immediately:
Press the GO BACK button then immediately:
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Note: It is important to press the Menu, Go Back and Input buttons quickly (within a second of each other)

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It sounds like an issue with the power button board and I would certainly make use of the warranty option.

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