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Insignia TV is acting wierd

My insignia will turn on if I press the power button. But if I press the channel up or down button the screen flashes black like it is going to change but then resumes the same channel. My remote is messed up too which is why i started using buttons. I reset the remote once and it worked fine for a few months, but now it wont even turn the tv on even with fresh batteries and a blinking signal indicator, before it stopped working it would use the wrong function for a button, like if I pressed 1and 9 for nineteen it would change to 39. Or if I hit the channel return button it would go to a random channel, like 0. It is just acting weird and seems to be stuck on vh1. HELP.

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  • mawmaw78 Feb 08, 2009

    I have a similar problem, If I turn up the volume on the remote, it turns the tv off. If I hold the remote backwards and point away from the TV it works. WEIRD!

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    My 32 in insignia flat screen TV will not turn on either by remote or power button. I have unplugged it from the power and left it for a time, but that has not worked

  • hydrotone Mar 11, 2009

    The power off/on works but none of the other buttons. It is is stuck on one channel. I don't have the original remote, but the universal I have does the same thing (power only). I was considering buying a new Insignia IS-LCDTV32 remote but it sounds like I need to replace the panel.

  • hydrotone Mar 15, 2009

    Same problem. I said panel but I meant mainboard. I can't find the part. I was wondering if anyone knew if any of the mainboards are interchangable, such as, 782-L32K51-560E, 782-L32K51-560F, 782-L32K51-560D, or 782-L32K51-560C.

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The problem lies in themain board in the tv. you can buy one from ebay for around $80 used. its not to bad to replace either. just remove the back panel the main board it the tin/ metal wit hthe ciruit board in it on the left side same side as the power botton just unplug the 5-7 wires and unscrew the 2-3 screws and carfully side that board out and replace with a new workign one and put back together and you should be good to go.
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