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Can't recieve any stations

Just moved,plugged tv in, programed everything from the panel in front of tv, went through channel search everything was fine, set clock, picture, all was good, the only thing missing was my remote, I finally found the remote, put new batteries in, went to turn on tv, and whatever button I hit, I lost everything, I cant pick up any signal, no stations at all, I went through setup probably a thousand times, I even plugged in another tv to the cable and it is fine. Very frustrated, must have spent 5 hours yesterday fooling around with it, it has something to do with the remote, this remote also can be programmed to a dvd, vcr, etc, which is the way it was programmed before we moved, now it is just the tv, no vcr/dvd. I lost my manual, so I dont know if there is something that I can reset back, I dont know, if anyone can help. I would greatly appreciate it.Thank you. Jim

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  • mopartee1 Apr 22, 2009


    thank you for your advice, I have already unplugged the tv and let it sit, still the same. It has something to do with the way that remote was programed, I'm almost certain, the remote can still work the tv on/off, go through set up, but it is not picking up the signal for the cable

  • mopartee1 Apr 22, 2009

    the cable goes right to the set, I had already plugged another TV there, and it is fine, no picture, just all snow, when I hit menu, that is clear and I can go through all the set ups, when I go to signal, most of the time I have to reset it because it is on uhf



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The remote would need to reprogrammed for the other devices. It loses its programming when the batteries are replaced. There may be a model number on the back of the remote or under the battery cover. With that information you can probably find the instructions on the manufacturer's website. Or you can purchase another remote if all else fails. They're pretty inexpensive.

There's nothing the remote can do that would affect your TV unless you hit one of the buttons, possibly switching to another input. Unplug the set and let it sit a few minutes. Plug it back in and go through the initial setup again. This should bring everything back to normal for you.

If you're still having problems, please post a followup comment and I'll try to help more.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • Apr 22, 2009


    How do you have the cable connected to the set? What input are you using? Do you have a cable box or does the cable go right to the set? What does the screen show through all of this? Snow? Light screen but nothing else? What about channel numbers or other on screen display?

    Sorry for all the questions. Again, it's not possible for the remote to do anything to the set except control a setting change. This job was much easier when I went to the home and could see for myself what was happening.



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