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Intermittant remote Can the infared diode in the TV go bad? My tv wont work with the remote sometimes. Ive tried new batteries and a universal remote, still sometimes the remotes wont work. If the tv is unplugged for several hours it will work for a while then quit working with the remote. The front panel buttons work fine.

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Re: intermittant remote

Yes they do go bad. try cleaning the inside of the remote and check for a bad solder connection with-in the remote. the key pad can get dirty from your handling maybe a good cleaning but do not scrub it just lightly touch the pad with cue tip and alcohol

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My tv remote doesnt work from a distance i have to go very close to my tv for it to work, i have changed the batteries though.

There are several possible reasons. The light-emitting end of the remote, or the remote sensor window on the TV, may be dirty. The light-emitting diodes in the remote may be misaligned from dropping the remote control, or they aren't putting out as much light as they should. The TV may have another light source shining on it that prevents it from picking up the remote signal until it gets very close. The remote sensor in the TV might be bad. Or there may be an interfering signal. As more people start using compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in their homes, they sometimes find that remote controls begin acting strangely. It's also possible the replacement batteries you put in are weak, so you might try another set.

Sorry I can't tell you which of these is most likely. I've seen them all many times. Try another set of batteries first, then try a universal remote to see if the problem is in the TV or the remote.

Good luck! Hope this helps, and thanks for using Fixya!

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Before condemming the infared remote receiver, make sure that you have tried and original toshiba remote control. Sometimes universals do not always work. If you do have to replace the (IRR), the main circuit board or the button assembly must be removed. The part is soldered in and has only three wires. The approximate cost of the part is around $20. You local service center would probably charge you $80 to $100 for the repair. If you have already tried a number of universals, the chances are that the(IRR is defective). Also try the code search on the universal remote sometimes this will work. Scrivitron

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You have already diagnosed the problem,the remote receiver on the tv is bad,is rare but it happens but before you call for help try unpluging the tv from the wall for 10 minutes and then plug it back in and try it,sometimes this takes care of the problem,if that does not do it you will need the help of a servicer ,your remotes are working but the receiver is not processing the information.If you are familiar with tv service it should be easy to locate the receiver,sometimes is soldered to the chassis and sometimes is part of the push button assembly and conected to the chassis by wires,if is part of the push button is easier to replace,if you are not too familiar with tv service be safe and ask for help.

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