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TV goes off on its own

I have been having this odd problem with my tv, but I want to make sure it is actually the tv before I buy a new one. I moved into a new apartment in August and since then my TV has been turning off while I am watching it. If I try to turn it back on, I need to press the power button on the remote twice, wait a second, and then a third time. It may stay on then for another hour or go off in ten seconds. I thought it was because of noise from the street because in my old apt it would go off but only when I opened the microwave door. I should say the TV was manufactured in 1989. Okay, I realize that no one should have a tv that old and I do not mind replacing it, but I dont want to get a new one if it is going to have the same problem. Could it be something besides the tv?

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Re: TV goes off on its own

Most TV's have an 'auto timer' function, accessible from the remote, which allows you to select automatic shut down in half hour increments - so that the TV will turn off (or on!) at the set time.

Your has probably been set to shut down after one hour.

People use function this to automatically create noise and activity while they are away on holiday, or because they tend to fall asleep on the couch! or because they use their TV as an alarm clock.

It's really easy to stray onto this setting on most TV remotes, and then set a shutdown time accidently.

Have a look in your manual under 'timer' or similar.

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

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Re: TV goes off on its own

It could be one of three things: 1. Your remote is doing wonky things and sending commands to the TV on its own. 2. Something else in the room is sending commands to the TV. 3. Your TV is doing wonky things on its own. To eliminate #1 and #2, try covering the IR (infrared) receiver on the TV. This should be a small red plastic window somewhere on the front, most likely near the bottom somewhere. You can put a book in front of it, cover it with a post-it note, or whatever. After it is covered, try using the remote to confirm that it is blocked. Now leave the TV on for a while -- does it stay on? If so, then it is either your remote or something else in the room. If not, then it is the TV itself. To determine whether it is the remote, simply take out the batteries. Does the TV still turn off? If so, then something else in the room is causing it. It can be something you don't expect -- a crystal ornament hanging in the window moving around that is sending just the right frequency of light, sometimes it is sunlight reflecting off of the blades of a ceiling fan. Sleuthing by moving the thing blocking the receiver can help identify the problem. If the problem is the TV, it is likely going to be too expensive to fix it. If it is the remote, you might be able to replace it with a universal remote, or find a model-specific one on eBay.

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