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
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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Usually on any equipment with a remote---if you hold remote real close and it works you have either a dirty lens for the receiver or a defective infrared receiver in the unit-----odd that moving things would cause this.
If it is only the on/off function having a issue--that would rule out both of the possible solutions I suggested.
Be sure batteries are new/good and no indirect light is hitting front of unit where receiver is located.
If the set is more than 10 years old the ceiling point for most sets has been reached, and prices have come down making it more attractive to buy new. To put money in an older set will be gambling with the odds of breakdown in other parts of the tv.
In most (if not all cases) it is cheaper to buy a new tv as to replacing the broken LCD. The odds of finding an exact match tv with other problems other than a broken screen is not very likely. To purchase a replacement out right is incredibly expensive. If it's not under warrant (or even if it is) a broken screen is not a manufacturers defect and they won't cover it. Just an example. I have a 46" Sony Bravia KDL-46V2500 with a screen damaged by a WII striking the screen. Still under warranty but not covered. Replacement screen is between $4,000.00 to $5,200.00 plus the labor to have theold one removed and a new one installed. NOTwoth the price to replace as two much newerand larger TV's can be bought for that kind of noney. So as far as a broken screen goes even the highend models are throw away's.
I've looked every where and I am unable to buy these transistors unless I want to buy 200 of them, what a joke, there are 3 options for these boards:
1. Buy 200 of these transistors
2. JVC sell a new version of this board for £50
3. Buy a fault TV on Ebay and take the parts from that.
I'm gonna go for option 3 then I will have loads of spare parts for any future problems.
Yes, a computer power cord is the same.
Without physical sign of damage, it will be hard to induce the movers
to cover the problem. You will need to take it into a reputable
TV shop and get their evaluation that whatever is wrong is due to the
move. Its odd that it failed while off, however of course all
these new TVs are not near as reliable as the old ones. Might
just be a dislodged connector inside.
Hope Ya Fix It!
Just a note, I am getting ready to buy the same TV. The person I am buying the TV from says the same thing. Not sure of the answer, but If you have the answer now I would like to know. As far as the sound goes, you will have to hook it up separately, the HDMI-DVI (Digital Video input) Video being the key word, it doesnt carry the audio signal. I hope to figure the problem out this weekend when I actually get te TV and try a few things.
You can try eliminating whethor or not the receiver is actually the problem by moving it to another TV and seeing if it works on one that isn't having any problems. Or moving a working receiver onto the TV to see if it will pick up signal with a working receiver. If you don't have any receivers in your house working, then odds are something needs to be serviced outside your home, like the Dish and/or LNB.
Did DirecTV actually come out to the home and troubleshoot at the site? If not, they would have no way of knowing if it's the TV or Satellite that's causing the issue.