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TV/Remote Issues This is a weird situation. The only way I can turn the tv on is by touching the power button on the tv and clicking power on the rca universal remote. This also happens when I want to change the volume, change channels and change inputs. Never seen this before.

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Odd problem alright. So you have to hold in the power button for the remote to work, and the power button won't turn the TV on by itself? Or am I misunderstanding. It sounds like the power switch relay is bad... and the board the receives messages from the remote is perhaps on the same circuit. The switch will need to be replaced. I wasn't able to locate parts online for this. RCA has a link to parts, but all they have is a replacement lamp. However, there is a service center locater link on RCA's page. Most places should be willing to sell you the parts you need, or get you in contact with those who do sell them. Or, you could just take it to them to be fixed.

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