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IR sensor doesn't respond to several remotes including original. Only on intermittent occasions will it respond. Is there any way to fix this easily or somehow connect a new sensor without having to open up the TV?

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  • Rah-Dawg Mar 28, 2009

    My Philips TV does not respond to any remotes. I believe the IR sensor on the TV itself is dead. I would like to know is it an easy fix? Can I replace the sensor myself, if so where can I buy the sensor...or will it require a professional?

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