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Can't change channel on Element TV

I am not able to change the channel on the tv by pressing the channel up or down button. I can only change the channel by entering the channel by the number keys.

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    My Element tv will not allow me to change channels by channel up or down buttons but I can still enter channel numbers on the remote.  The
    up/down buttons work in other functions of the menu so I know the remote and buttons on the side of the tv are working.  I'm wondering how to 
    do a reset on the tv...the menu reset doesn't do the trick.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    same here what the heck

  • US User Sep 18, 2010

    Sounds like what my TV is doing.... it is as well an element TV, (Flat Screen , LCD)


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SOURCE: Can't change channel using the remote or buttons on tv

Just run a channel scan, it should work after that.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

SOURCE: Volume and chanel number stays displayed

Pressing i+ button (bottom left on the original remote) for 5+ seconds worked for me...

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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SOURCE: My Olevia TV will not change channels using the remote or buttons

First thing, check batteries in remote, next make sure there are no obstructions between your remote and your tv. i would then call olevia tech support and describe your problem. sounds like the remote sensor has failed. usually covered under warranty. check with olevia to see if they have a factory wide problem or issue with remotes. persistance pays off in this case so just keep on top of tech support. hope this helps, john.

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: my remote control for my polaroid tv wont change channels.

You may be able to program your cable box remote to control your TV in addition to your cable box. When they initially set up your cable box they probably left a pamphlet giving you instructions on how to program your remote. I'm not sure why you can't change the TV channels manually but this may give you a work-around.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Channels will not change- 42

it means that only one channel save from your tv. press automatic search to search more channel from cable signal. now you can change channel.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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Reprogram channels on my Westinghouse tv model sk26h520s for a new location

Make sure that the source is set to TV. If you use the original remote, press the top button between the volume up/down and channel up/down buttons. If you use the buttons on the side of the TV, the Source button is next to the Channel Down button.

Next press Menu. (On the TV, it's the top button. On the remote, it's the top left button next to the arrow keys.) Now navigate down to Channels (use the Channel down on the TV) and press Enter on the remote (or Menu on the TV). Navigate down to Scan Channels and press Enter or Menu (as needed). Choose Antenna or Cable, depending on your source and press Enter again. (Note: the volume buttons on the TV are your left and right arrows in the OSD.) If you get a confirmation notice, select Yes and press Enter.

I hope this helps.

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I have a 20 year old Mitsubishi model CS-26201. Someone unknown to me (we have a vacation rental) programed the parental lock. Help! How do I break the code to unlock. Roland

ATTENTION!! PLEASE read through this information FULLY before trying anything, ok??

here's the instructions for "cancelling or changing parental

1) Press the MENU button. The Main Menu will appear on the screen.
2) Select "Advanced Features" using the ADJUST up/down buttons. Press
3) Select "Use Parental Lock" using the ADJUST button. Press ENTER/EXCH.
4) Enter the four digits of your secret code using the number buttons (0-
9). Press ENTER/EXCH.
5) If you have locked the TV, use the ADJUST up/down buttons to select
the setting "Off" to turn off the lock. If you have locked the channel.
use the ADJUST buttons to place the cursor next to the channel whose lock
you want to cancel. Press ENTER/EXCH.
6) Press the CANCEL button to unlock that channel, or use the ADJUST
buttons to change the channel to a new one.
7) Press the MENU button to return to the "Advanced Features" menu.



If you forget the code, you can view the locked TV without entering the
code. To do this, simply press the buttons on your remote labeled "QV"
and "9" at the same time whenever your secret code is requested.

Unlocking with this procedure is only temporary. To cancel the lock
completely, follow the procedure below.</b>

1) Turn on your TV. If the TV requests your secret code, press the "QV"
button and the "9" button on the remote control
at the same time.
2)Press the MENU button to view the main menu. Use the ADJUST button to
select "Advanced" Features". Press ENTER/EXCH.
3) Use the ADJUST button to select "Use Parental Lock". Press
4) Press press the "QV" button and the "9" button on the remote control
at the same time, instead of entering the code.
5) If you were using "Lock the TV", the lock must be turned off. Using
the ADJUST up/down buttons, select the "Off" setting.
6) If you were using the "Lock the Channel", use the ADJUST up/down
buttons to place the cursor next to the channel whose lock you want to
turn off. Press ENTER/EXCH.
7) Press the CANCEL button to unlock that channel or use the ADJUST
up/down buttons to change the channel to a new one.
8) Press the MENU button
to return to the "Advanced Features".


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I need to re tune my samsung tv but have no remote any ideas?

you can always use the button on your Tv itself.

ie menu = Menu
Channel up/down = take you up and down
volume = goes left and right.

follow these steps

channel down button to CHANNEL
press the volume button along
channel down button to AUTO STORE
press the volume button to Start the scan.

right now you have your telly tuned in. What you could do it get an old sky remote off a friend/ neighbour. or buy from argos etc ( a lot cheaper then getting a replacement samsung one)

press the following buttons on the sky remote to program it to work with your samsung tv.


try the volume if this works press SELECT to save this code if it doesnt press Tv then try the volume again. repeat this step until the volume works your telly. once it doest dont forget to press the SELECT button to save.

Now you will be able to change your volume use the number keys. if you also press the HELP button on the sky remote this will also change your AV / SOURCE I hope this post helps you out. When it does please leave a thumbs up for me Please

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Olevia not searching channels

try the following..

Q. Why are the menu settings that I changed not being saved? A. The TV is in Showroom mode. The following steps will help you switch to Home mode.
  1. Press Menu button from the remote,
  2. Press Down arrow key until you see the word Picture, then press the Right arrow key,
  3. Press Down arrow key until you see Mode, then press the Right arrow key,
  4. Press Down arrow key until you see Power Up, then press the Right arrow key,
  5. Press Down arrow key until you see Home, then press the Enter key,
  6. Press Menu button four times to exit out from the OSD Menu.
***Showroom mode is designed for retailers to display the TV and to protect from shoppers changing the settings that are predetermined for shelf display environment.***.

Q. Why does my TV display "No Signal" or "Channel not in List"? A. Channel search needs to run the very first time of use or after the default settings are loaded from the OSD menu. The following steps will guide you through the process.
  1. Press Source button until Tuner is visible on the upper right corner,
  2. Press Menu button from the remote,
  3. Press Down arrow key until you see Setup, then press the Right arrow key,
  4. Press Down arrow key until you see TV, then press the Right arrow key,
  5. Press Down arrow key until you see Auto Channel Search, then press the Right arrow key,
  6. Press Down arrow key until you see Air (for antenna; select Cable if you have cable service), then press the Right arrow key. The scan process will start.
  7. Wait until the process is complete then you will be able to select the channel you like to watch.

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Tv code

Setup Instructions
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    • You can try out each code by pressing one or more function keys such as power, volume or digit keys.
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    An email from Westinghouse that fixed the problem for me.

    Thank you for your inquiry.

    We apologize for any inconvenience in waiting for our response, but below is what I can suggest to move forward.

    It appears all you need to do is run a channel scan on the unit. Once you have run a channel scan, you will be able to scroll through the channels using the channel up and down buttons.

    If you have any further questions, you may contact us through email, or by calling us toll-free at 1-866-287-5555, between 9am and 9pm Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Saturday. One of our technicians will
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