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Trouble w/ my Phillips 50P8341 50 IN. HELP!!!

I just bought this tv used from a friend and he told me before I bought it that the manual switches (on/off, channel up/down, and volume up down) stopped working but the remote control operated the tv fine. Within two weeks I have lost control with the remote. I can turn the tv on and change channels, volume and settings for a brief period of time then I loose total control. The tv seems to freeze up. The red indicator light on the tv (that under normal operation only blinks when I push a button on the remote) stays on and wont go off. I also have a brand new universal remote that does the same thing; it works for a while then the tv stops responding. The tv also looses sound then about ten minutes later the sound comes back. I have to unplug the tv and let it sit for a few hours before I can turn it back on but then have to repeat the process all over again. Also, when the tv is not responding, I can turn my vcr or dvd on and can hear the video playing, but the tv just shows a blurry screen. I have noticed the inside has collected ALOT of dust. Any advice, suggestions, help, support will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Re: Trouble w/ my Phillips 50P8341 50 IN. HELP!!!

There is most likely a prob. with the keybd. switches all need to be replaced at the same time.

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