The power button is missing on my Sharp TV. I cannot turn tv on with universal remote. Is my tv problem bigger than a missing power button? Is this problem worth a $135.00 service fee? TV is about 8 years old.
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Re: missing power button
There is one thing you can do cheaply,
open the tv by pass the switch, put straps a cross switch contacts.
only two polarities enters your tv live and netrual, each one goes a cross the switch.
program your remote
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To power on the tv with your remote, the tv must be in stand-by. You should look if the tv is in stand by. If it is not, you should use a pen to power on the tv. (press where the button was)
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why dont you use rca's code search feature,Hold code search button untill lighted,press tv button on remote,then slowly momentorally press the power button on remote untill tv goes off,then press enter right after the tv goes off,there are abouy 200 codes on the rca remote control,so be patient.
Generally the power button has to be on first to put the TV in standby mode. If you cant do this no remote can ever work. Remotes are not capable of turning on a set that has no power mechanically turned off. and that is what the master switch does. once that standby light is off it is not live and consuming power and not under the control of a remote anymore
You can just try programming the remote with the Sharp codes they list in the instructions until you find the one that works. Follow the procedure for entering a code and try it. When you find the right one it will turn the set on when you hit the power button. The remote's instructions tell you to turn the set on to make finding the code easier (when the set shuts off you know you found the right one), but you can work without it.
I had a friend that had the exact same problem! We did use a remote to turn the tv on and then it was a matter of setting up the menu settings. It was trial and error, but it was worth it. As far as getting the power button replaced, I would recommend call and ask a TV repair person - but the remote worked just fine for my friend.
I don't know if you have this problem but I had a similar problem aswell. My TV remote and my universal remote wouldn't turn on or perform any of the funtions as they should. This is what I did to fix it:
1. unplug the TV from the power outlet.
2. take the batteries out of your TV remote.
3. press the power button on the TV remote, and then press every other single button one by one from left to right (as if you were reading a book).
4. plug the power cord back in the power outlet.
5. replace the batteries in your TV remote.
6. try turning on the TV using the factory remote.
These steps, as weird as they sound, worked just fine for me. My TV is now responding to my remote and my cable remote is able to control the TV again. No, I did not loose the universal (cable) remote's TV codes. FYI. the steps mentioned above were performed using the TV native remote (factory remote). Hope this will work out for you as well. And if you are wondering how I knew this would work, well I saw the same steps on another website (sorry I can't remember which website it was) and decided to give it a try before I took the TV back to BestBuy for warranty repair...which would have taken like two weeks.