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CANNOT GET MENU BUTTON TO WORK WHEN I PRESS TO PROGRAM CABLE

WHEN I PRESS THE MENU BUTTON ON MY TV.
I GET THIS:
PROGRAM INFO
TITLE
LENGTH _ _: _ _ ELAPSED_ _: _ _

ALLL I WANT TO DO IS GET INTO THE MENU SO THAT I CAN THEN PROGRAM THE CHANNELS TO BE ABLE TO GET CABLE AND I CANT EVEN GET INTO THE MENU.
I EVEN TRIED TO DO IT W/UNIVERSAL REMOTE AND HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM.
DO I NEED TO MAYBE RESET MY TV???
FRUSTURATED... PLEASE HELP!

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  • mariesprince Mar 11, 2009

    THANKYOU FOR YOUR HELP. NO I DONT HAVE THE REMOTE... SO I HAVE TO BUY A NEW REMOTE??

  • mariesprince Mar 11, 2009

    PLEASE HELP

  • mariesprince Mar 11, 2009

    MODEL 27GT624

    ITS JUST A 27 INCH TV NO COMBO

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An original remote purchase will solve your problem.

Thanks for using FixYa!!

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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You need to buy an original replacement remote to fix the problem.

You can buy an original replacement remote from any of the websites below:

GE Remote Controls - Replacement Remote for GE

GE TV Remote Control New OEM

Replacement Remote Control 1-888-8REMOTE

GE TV REMOTE CONTROL Part Number 240961

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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Is that a universal remote... hit the button for tv... then the menu button on the remote the other that you are seeing is for your vcr likely

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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I have a couple questions for clarification:

What happens when you press the menu button a second time?
What happens if you try to use the arrow keys on the remote, or the +/- buttons on the tv after you press the menu button?
Is there a 'Program' button on the tv or your remote?

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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Hi,
Please Check the Button both on TV and Remote. Check if there any stickey button.
Thanks, PREM

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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Unplug the set leave it overnight plug it back in.

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You will have to go to the options -----scan the channels --- in the menu.this will set the tv.but this can be performed only with the remote control.universal or orignal if you have.but scanning the channels will only set the tv as you want.it will automatically readjuist the system setup of the tv.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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Try opening the TV and see if the menu button is defective.
It should be each to replace it.

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Hi mariesprince,
Please provide the model number of your tv.
Is it a tv/dvd/vcr combo or a stand alone.
This problem should be able to be solved without having to buy a new remote.
Looking forward to your reply.
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Try to push menu button several times it should redirect you to right menu. If not TV probably stuck on one of the menu options
Try to restart by unplugging. If no help you can get the universal remote for $1 in Dollar Tree or Dollar Store

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OK, the best way to combat this is to order a replacement twin remote. All you need is the model number from the TV. Click here to purchase the remote.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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I you pressing the button on remote or tv itself. If on the remote, press tv button than menu. On tv, press the menu button twice. What you describe is a menu that looks like it's from vcr or recording device.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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    Nate Stansfield Mar 11, 2009

    Try leaving the tv unplugged for at least 4 hours to do a master reset. I do believe any reset would help you. This is very strange. There might be another menu under a settings button or something. It's really to bad you don't have the origional remote.
    I would try a reset.


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    Nate Stansfield Mar 31, 2009

    I would suggest buying a remote. Even a universal if necessary. If you have tried unplugging the tv overnight and it still exists, than a remote may be your only other choice.

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    Nate Stansfield Mar 31, 2009

    which brand is the television?



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    Nate Stansfield Mar 31, 2009

    I believe a universal remote should fix your problem

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    Nate Stansfield Apr 23, 2009

    How did this work for you? Did my suggestion work out for you?

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It seems you turned on Timer in TV. Please check timer option and disable it if enabled.

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Sounds like u are in a record program mode, u need the remote that came with the tv to access the input and set up functions, do u have the factory remote? unversal remotes don't have thes advanced functions.

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    Does the TV have a button marked "VIDEO"? OR ANYHTING THAT SAYS SETUP MENU? If not u need the correct remote to access the functions u need to set the TV up.

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    yadayada Mar 11, 2009

    sounds like u are lost, have u tried calling the TV's customer support line for assistance, they can tell u exactly what to do or if u need a factory remote.

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    yadayada Mar 11, 2009

    Look call the factory service agent, he will get the resolved in no time, why won't u do that?

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