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Centre input active

My tv can't adjust volumn and now no volumn at all , when press volumn button, there will be centre input active shown on the screen.

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  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    same probs man

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    this didnt work for me

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Go to..
Menu / Setup / Source

Scroll down and Highlight Center Input, And select Off.

If it dont work first time round, Disconnect all Audio/Video leads from TV, and try again.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

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Hi Joan, I am happy to help.
You will need to change your audio settings from the menu. The tv is currently set to accept a signal from a surround sound system and it wants to use the tv speaker as the center channel speaker.
Go to audio options and change the setting to stereo. Let me know how it goes and I can provide further assistance. Please rate this solution. Lone99star

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

  • maryncorey Mar 11, 2015

    It wont allow me to go to mono/stereo it goes right over it. Do you know why?

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