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The remote control will no longer work even when I put new batter

I have a 19'' tv and the remote control has stopped working. I have the same tv in another room and can use that remote for the other tv so I know it is not the tv. Can you help me to repair or reset the remote somehow. I have already tried new batteries. Thank you.I have the same problem with my 19" tv remote not working

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  • scottdnewlin Feb 18, 2009

    My remote problem is only with the Trutech PLV31199S1. It is not a universal remote.It came with the TV. Worked for a little while. Changed batteries. Does not work at all now.

  • scottdnewlin Feb 19, 2009

    Tried removing batteries for 30min to reset remoted, didn't work.

  • scottdnewlin Feb 19, 2009

    Last response was regarding loose crystal??? Where is this? and possible IR diode burned out??? DOn't know where/how to get to these. Is there any easier solution like maybe a new remote!!

  • scottdnewlin Feb 19, 2009

    ordered new remote

  • scottdnewlin Feb 19, 2009

    ordered new remote

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Http://www.electronicadventure.us/trutech.htm
from looking at the remote, it seems to be a universal type. If you go to the above website and find the code for your TV, it may work once you put the code back in. This is quite common for this type of remote. I had to input my code a couple times a year fom the wife pushing the wrong button. Just look on the site for the code for your set and try it. Then you will know if it needs to be repaired or replaced, good luck

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Hi

If you want to save some money, the following link will give you instructions of where to send it to have it repaired .

http://www.theremotedoctor.com/


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Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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Hi, this is a problem with a solder break. Im sure the break is isolated around the actual sensor located on the front side of this remote. you will need to disassemble this device and remove the board gently. after the removal of the board, kindly inspect the whole board. check for looseness in the sensor assemble. it will look like a small led light(very small). this will be your trouble spot. also, check the contact point area on the battery side of this board as well. you may have a lose fit here rendering the batteries inoperable.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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    Michael Masters Feb 19, 2009

    This remote is repairable.

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Hi there! thanks for using fixya.com!

If you have changed the batteries already. Please try to use any universal remote control if its working on that tv.

I suggest, get a new universal remote control and use it to your 2nd tv. and the original remote control that works on your 1st tv, let it be the remote.

but, if you can have your technician to check on it just to make sure that you don't have a problem with your tv.

Regards! Cheers!

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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    Dennis Jambalos Feb 19, 2009

    i am not sure, but i got more idealistic and practical solution with this remote control. : (

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Hello sir
it seems like the internal chip of your remote is dameged. And sorry remote cannot be repaired so i will you to buy anew one
thanks for using fixya
have a nice day

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Hello,

It is a remote problem, repairing remote cost you buck (sometime is pretty to repair but you loss some $) try to compare replace it with new remote or repair the remote.

So it is recommended that new remote is possible solution.

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Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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The problem is related to the IR IC on the TV board check if the sensor is defective or the wohole ic on the borad!!

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Hi!

I think there is some obstruction on the IR Signal catching sensor of your tv and needs to be checked out. Its on the front lower panel of the tv. It catches the signal from the remote.

Check for any thing kept in front of the lower panel.

If no obstruction is there then you need to get that sensor replaced by a tech.

Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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    Rylee Smith Feb 18, 2009

    Look for the sensor in the picture---



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I have the same tv in another room and can use that remote for the other tv so I know it is not the tv (FROM YOUR POSTING) WHAT DO U MEAN? U HAVE A DEFECTIVE INFRARED RECIEVER IN THE AFFECTED TV.

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The remote is a no serviceable part, that means that must not be repaired, and that schematics are not provided.

All you can do is spotting at a glance if you see a bad component or a bad solder joint.

The best solution is buying a replacement.

You can buy it on the links below:


TRUTECH PLV31199S1 remote control

Trutech PLV31199S1 Replacement Remote Contro

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Three possible repairs:

  • it may be necessary to clean/scrape the battery terminals of the remote. The idea is to expose fresh metals. In some instances, it may even be necessary to bend/stretch these terminals so that they offer more pressure in contact with the batteries;
  • a common fault in remotes is a loose/detached crystal. This requires opening the remote and locating the crystal and soldering it back into position. In the example remote board image, it would be the blue component normally marked as X1;The remote control will no longer work even when I - 50667c6.jpg
  • the IR diode has burned out. This would be the part that transmit the remote signals to the TV. A continuity tester (DVM/VOM) would be needed to check for forward/reverse. If replacing, pls be reminded that it has a polarity.c6cd380.jpg
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Hi there,

Remove the batteries for 30mins to reset the remote.

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Is this a universal remote? Make sure the remote has the universal capability. It might be just a dedicated remote to your other TV that's why is only works on one TV. Better give it a try again to another TV to check if it's universal or not.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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