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Volume gone mad

I have a Sony television model KV-20FV300 that has a mind of it's own. Last night the remote would not work, I tried new batteries, no luck, so I got up and turned the set on the old fashioned way. About an hour later the volume bar appeared on the screen without warning and the volume maxed out before my eyes! I removed the batteries from the remote and unplugged the set overnight. The next day I plugged it back in and from the front panel of the television set I was able to lower the volume using the buttons, but as soon as I realease the button the volume climbs up to max again! Does anyone have any ideas? Signed, Needs Earplugs

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Re: Volume gone mad

Is there a ceiling fan in the same room? Under the right conditions, light reflecting off the whirling blades hits the TVs sensor at just the right frequency, causing mysterious things like this. Try covering the infrared sensor on the TV (it should be behind a red transparent piece of plastic somewhere in the front. If this keeps it from "going mad", then something in the room is to blame. If it still does it even when the sensor is covered, then it is the TV. Good luck, and let us know what you find!

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