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Turn tv on, and it scrolls through the channels

WE turned the tv on using a remote. The tv just scrolls through the channels, going through all the channels on the guide without stopping. Sometimes the guide page changes, sometimes not. I can turn off the guide, but then the tv just scrolls through the channels on the tv. Would like to be able to watch my tv! Thanks for any help. just now, for no known reason, the tv stopped on one channel, but now I can't get the guid off of the screen. I tried pushing the ok button and the guide button, but no change. It seems to have stopped scrolling when it hit the last channel in the guide this time, channel 55. I pushed channel + and - several times, don't know if this made it stop since it didn't stop right away.

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Re: Turn tv on, and it scrolls through the channels

Had the same problem, channels would not stop scrolling.
It was as though someone had there finger on the channel up button.
Disconnected the sixth wire, starting with the black wire on the wiring harness for the front buttons, on/off, ch. up/down, vol. up/down, etc.
It works fine, no more unwanted channel surfing!!

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Lost remote. Must do manually on t.v. Two problems:\r\n1) I cannot get channel back on channel 3. It skips from 2 to 4. 2) TV has large black box on screen covering most of screen. I can push buttons...

Try website like to buy the tv original remote to used.U will used the tv original remote to turn to channel 3 with ease.After u have the tv original remote push the menu button go into Closed Captioning functions turn off like TEXT 1,2,3...The big black box will not appear on the screen again.Tv used it manually control buttons up and down channels trying to get to channel 3.U will never get it to tv channel 3 because tv channel 3 was not save on it memory list of on the tv turn manually channels buttons programming memory.Tv have a manual button said MEMU button on it tv front bazel frame?Yes.Might could used the Menu button on the tv frame to get in to turn off TEXT 1,2, stop the big black box to show up on the tv screen again.

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I have a philips I got from a hotel but i cant program the channel to 3 to hook up a dvd player even with a universal remote what do i do?

Channel 3 is probably locked out... here is how to fix it....

1) Press the Menu button on the remote or press both Volume buttons on the front of the TV to access the TV's internal menu's

2) Scroll to highlight INSTALL using down arrow on the remote or Channel - on the front of the TV.

3) Press the Right Arrow on the remote or Volume + on the front of the TV to access the INSTALL menu.

4) Scroll to highlight Channel Edit using down arrow on the remote or Channel - on the front of the TV.

5) Press the Right Arrow on the remote or Volume + on the front of the TV to access the Channel Edit menu.

6) Use the Left or Right Arrow on the remote or Volume + / - on the front of the TV until you get to Channel 3.

7) Use the Down Arrow on the remote or Channel - button on the front of the TV to select SKIPPED.

8) Press the Right Arrow on the remote or Volume + on the front of the TV to select OFF.

9) When finished press Exit on the remote or press the power button on the TV and then power the TV back on.

You should now be able to use channel 3.

Good Luck....

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How do i get the tv on av without using the remote?

push channel down button through the channels, then it will go into av mode(video) by just keeping to press channel down. it will be channel below channel 02. just keep pushing channel down button

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I have an RCA 27in. screen TV. Cannot program, all is fuzzy.

try unplugging and plugging back in 2 minutes later. go to menu and find channel selection. scroll down to where it says channel. then using volume up and down buttons. will add or erase channel. just play with it and you will see what im talking about. go to channel 4 and press volume up. this will save channel 4 in memory. if no work, try turn on video souce and do a auto program in menu. fixed. enjoy!

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1 Answer have to hit the power button multiple times to turn off tv 2.when watching a channel the tv starts scrolling through the channel set up. It eventually stops but then you can't use the remote and have...

Sounds like a tact switch problem at the front of the set. The switches are just behind the front panel buttons. Don't replace just one. Replace them all. They are not expensive and will avoid trouble later. If one switch is getting stuck internally, nothing else will work including the remote.

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How do you turn off close caption on magnavox 32crt tv w/o orginial remote, I have a univerisal remote doesn't have the cc on it nor on the menu on the tv screen please let me know

You don't need the remote. I just did this today.
First Press, menu, then use the channel up button to scroll up.

Once you scroll up about 5 items the CC options are there. A few clicks of vol + button will get that off your screen for good.

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Unlockin all the channels

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No remote, channels locked on smart tv

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Hope this helps in some small way!

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