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Service menu Hi; I need a working service menu sequence for a 1996 proscan ps36123 tv, chassis ctc169ej5. Got this set some time ago from a friend who got fed up with it's intermittant problems. Have solved major faults and been using set for a while now but finally decided to fix last trouble which I have worked around with vcr tuner. Had to make more fixes to tv tuner, and although problem is solved (hi freq air channels would quit), I need to retune them. Have tried various sequences including : hold menu, push power, then vol> (only works on 27 in chassis'); simultaneously press menu, vol<, ch< for 15secs (doing this with menu,+ gives green light but no hv/pic)!!; hold vol<, ch< and wait for green power light. Looks like there is a dif sequence for this earlier set since the control buttons are ; -,+,menu,ch<,ch>,vol<,vol>,power Help or I'll have to fiddle with coils!!

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  • Paul Aeberli Apr 23, 2007

    Thanks to all, but if there is no service menu, how is the tuner adjusted after installation ?



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Ctc169 tv's do not have a service menu, they are too old. sorry.

Posted on Apr 23, 2007

  • kevin letteney Apr 24, 2007

    any adjustments or test points would be on the main board near the tuner. Typically i find no problem with these parts & adjustments. usually will find bad solder connections in the tuner itself, if not i replace the tuner.
    good lick.


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Have you tried replacing the EEPROM? It may have lost it's programming for that set. Stargazer

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  • Simpson Neal Apr 23, 2007

    I don't think the CTC 169 has a service menu.
    AT least I've never seen one.



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