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Channels just change on their own

A few days ago, I noticed the channels on the TV were just changing on their own. At first it was occasional, but it has progressed to constantly changing channels. It goes from 0 to 99 and then recycles, staying on each channel about a "second". I thought it might be the remote control so I removed the batteries. The problem persisted. I haven't been able to find a manual on this model so don't have a clue as to where the problem is or how to fix it. I am electronic technician so I'm comfortable working on electronic problems when I know what they are and have service manual.

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Re: channels just change on their own

Easy fix the control panel switches on top are the problem ,one of them is stuck . . needs to be replaced you can obtain the part from just type your brand and model # if you need more help let me know

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