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Turning on tv

When turning on, or trying to turn on the tv screen, I must turn the monitor on and off over and over again in order to change the channels. Most of the time I am spending five minutes or more turning the monitor on and off just to get the thing to change channels. Please help. By the way, I already had to buy and install the component to get the picture to work. shawn

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Re: turning on tv

It sounds like a tactile switch stuck causing the problem . it is the remote control working?

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