Question about Televison & Video
No remote control works with the E3D420VX television. I have tried the remote that was shipped with the unit as well as a universal programmable remote provided by my cable company - remotes previously worked and now both do not. The remotes have not been dropped, thrown, or otherwise damaged in any way. Batteries installed are brand new and were tested on other items to ensure this (flashlight, other remotes, etc.) I tried setting the television back to factory settings through the manual on-screen menu and the remotes still will not work. I believe the issue may be system board-related or firmware. Cycling power does not work to reset this neither does completely unplugging the unit and resetting. Is there another way other to enable the remotes from the television side to power on the unit than to take this unit to an authorized repair shop?
If the remotes have been tested and ruled out and do not work at even very close range to the set I would suspect the remote receiver in the set is bad---
It is of course inside the set but has to be up front somewhere with a lens--not very large.
Understand that both the remote and the front buttons(or side) both go to the same place inside the set with the manual ones having priority over the remote===remote signal is infrared and is translated inside the set---both that signal and the buttons go to the microprocessor which does the actual work.
If remotes are good something between the lens on the receiver and the micro is bad, the receiver is the common failing point. Not really a lot of parts from where the signal comes in until the micro.
Posted on Dec 04, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Go here and click on the question about remote codes (they give several three, four, and five digit codes): http://www.vizio.com/FAQ.aspx#
Posted on May 21, 2009
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