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TV and remote

My tv is not reading the remote every time. Sometimes the remote works with the tv and other times it does not. It doesn't seem to be a remote problem as it does the same thing with another remote. What should I do next? Thank you.

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  • Lori Thompson Mar 09, 2007

    Tried all 3 you listed. Batteries are new and I shielded the TV and remote from sunlight and fan. Still no luck. Anything else??

  • Lori Thompson Mar 10, 2007

    It is weird because we have had no problems in the 3 years we have owned the TV. I bought a new remote thinking that was the problem and it worked fine for a couple of days and then went wonky. That's what made me think is was in the TV instead of the remote. Could it be some kind of loose wire in the TV?

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Some devices simply use low performing infra red devices. Which means that they will work only in a specific angle and from a near distance. See if you can find an angle & distance which the remote works well for. If you do, this means that there's little else to do but to continue and use it in that angle and distance. Let me know if this helped.

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Some suggestions: 1. Try fresh batteries in the remote. Weak batteries make it hard for the TV to see the signal from the remote. 2. Is there sunlight or ambient light hitting the TV on the infrared receiver (the part which sees the remote)? If so, it could be "blinding" the TV. 3. DO you have a ceiling fan which is casting a "flashing shadow" onto the TV? This can interfere with its ability to see the remote.

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    Joshua Muskovitz Mar 10, 2007

    The only other (longshot) suggestions involve:

    1. make sure there is nothing sitting in from of the TV's intrared receiver. Infrared remotes require line-of-sight.

    2. make sure the lenses on the receiver and the emitter (on the remote) are clean.

    I doubt either of these will do it, but I would feel bad if these were the problem and I didn't say anything.

    Beyond this, all I can think of is that the contacts inside the remote are dirty. You would have to take the remote apart and clean it to find out. If you are handy with electronics (and tiny plastic things that like to break when you look at them wrong), then this is the next logical thing to try. If you aren't handy, then this is a good way to destroy your remote.

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