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TV has a mind of its own

Television will not turn on automatically using the remote or manually(pushing power button on tv). It takes a couple of trys to get it on and once it is on the menu screen automatically pops up in spanish and it will not go away. It's like the tv has a mind of its own. I manually press the buttons on the tv and it does not do the function I selected. For example, if I press the volume button the channel will turn and if I press the power button (to turn it off) the menu screen will come up or some red numbers and letters that read: P O 1.2 V O Any advice?

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Re: TV has a mind of its own

The front panel buttons are your trouble,you can disconnect these,first unplug the unit and remove the back cover,just below the top screws you can look under and see the top of the pictures tubes,in front of the middle tube is a small board,unplug the top right cable,this will disconnect the front buttons and you can use your remote to control the set,hope this helps

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