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  • texasboy08 Dec 02, 2007

    tv will last for 20 minutes then when it gets warm it turns off and when you turn it back on it shuts off by itself after 10 seconds.



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If this happens after it has been on for 5 to 20 minutes and can be turned back on after 10 minutes or so, there is a transistor labelled Q601 whose collector lead has been formed and is too short to project through the solder on the circuit board. When it gets hot it pulls away from the solder. If this happens right away or after only a few seconds, there is a 3 terminal voltage regulator with 7805 in its part number that may have a low output voltage rather than 5 volts.

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Try taking out the batteries of your remote to see if there is an issue that is causing it to turn itself on.

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Do a Power Reset.
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2. Unplug the power cord of the TV from the electrical outlet.
3. Let the TV remain without power for 60 seconds.
4. Plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet. (If the television is plugged into a power strip or surge protector, remove it from the power strip or surge protector and plug it directly into the wall outlet. If the issue is resolved, the problem is with the power strip or surge protector and not the television.)
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Can another remote turn on and off the TV? Do the buttons on the TV itself work (assuming a front panel lock isn't engaged)? Is this the original remote for the TV or a universal remote?

The possibilities: 1) The remote has failed. If you have a digital camera, take a picture of the IR side of the remote when someone presses the buttons. When you review the picture, you should see a bright spot in the picture. This indicates the remote is at least sending a signal. Sometimes the buttons will fail to make contact with the circuitry of the remote (due to wear). Other times the IR transmitter fails (the suspect if there is no light in the pictures from multiple button presses of the less used buttons). It's cheaper to replace the remote than it is to repair it.
2) The remote has lost the code for the TV. If you have a universal remote, try reprogramming it. (Cable or Satellite controllers count in this group).
3) The IR receiver on the TV has failed (if the buttons on the TV work) or the entire board has failed. You can get replacements for these at some sites. Try (minimally used parts) or You will need to open the TV and get the part number for your individual model for best results.
4) The TV won't turn on due to power supply problems.

If you need a replacement remote, a universal remote should work but the low end ones may not access all of the features of the original. Check for buttons that match features like Menu and Source (Input) if your TV doesn't have equivalent buttons on the TV itself. The remotes that are programmed via a USB connection with a computer are the easiest universal remotes to set up. If you want the original remote (or a close substitute that will perform all of the original features), first check if a parts store exists for your TV manufacturer (Samsung for example). Next try and search for the TV model (leave out the manufacturer).

I hope this helps.

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We are watching tv and the volume just turns itself all the way up. If we turn it down, it goes right back up. It stays like that for about 15 min at a time and then it will allow me to turn it down until...

check the remote control, take the batteries out and try to adjust the volume on the tv set itself.
If this resolves the problem the button on the remote may be sticking, either clear it or get a universal remote.

If you still have the problem without the remote then its time to take the tv to a repair shop or claim on a warranty.

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I have the radion shack hdtv remote. Cat no

Download the manual and codes from here

Here is how to set the code...

1. Turn TV on
2. Press TV button on remote
3. Hold P button on remote until LED blinks twice
4. Enter the first 5 digit code for Magnavox TV's
5. Press Power button - TV should turn off. If TV doesn't turn off repeat steps 2-5 with the next 5 digit code, until either TV goes off or run out of codes.
6. If out of codes use searching for code method below...

TV codes for Magnavox

10047, 11454, 10054, 10154, 10000, 10250, 10051, 10180, 10060, 10030, 10171, 10092, 10706, 11913, 11904, 11755, 10019, 11365, 11254, 10802, 10386, 10282, 10020, 10187, 10186, 10024, 10179, 10096

Searching for code

1. Turn on TV.
2. Press TV button on remote
3. Press and hold P button until LED blinks twice
4. Enter code 991 on remote - LED blinks twice
5. Press 1 - Device key blinks twice
6. Press Power button once
7. Press and release CH+ key until TV turns off.

At this point in the manual, the manual is only correct depending on what type of TV you have.

In the manual if you press the Power on button the TV should turn itself back on, the fail to state that not all TV's turn on by the power button, the majority now are triggered to turn on, on channel change, however you can't use channel change here to check it as you'll go to the next code... here is my solution...

8. Turn TV back on either using original TV remote, or buttons on front (most TV's if you change channels they come back out of standby mode, very few now turn on by pressing the power button).

9. Press Power button on remote - TV should turn itself off again.
10. Press P button on remote to lock in that code.

If the device does not turn off press CH- to go back through the codes, press and release P button when TV turns off.

Finding code

If you used the search function you might want to know what code it's using. To do this follow these instructions...

1. Press TV button
2. Press and hold P until LED blinks twice
3. Enter 990 and LED blinks twice
4. Press 1 and count number of times LED blinks this is the first digit of your code (e.g. 1 blink = 1, 2 blinks = 2, etc).
5. Repeat step 4 pressing buttons 2 - 5 for the other digits (e.g. for the second digit press 2 count number of blinks.. etc)

At this point the manual doesn't tell you how to get out of this mode, I presume pressing any other button on the remote other than 1-5 will take you out of this mode, either that or leaving the remote alone for 5 minutes.

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Try this:

Unplug the tv let sit for a minute while you replace the batteries in the remote and cover the IR remote sensor on the front of the TV. Cover it with a piece of black tape or a piece of aluminum foil.
Plug the tv back in and turn on.
If it no longer turns on and off by itself then you have IR interference from some other remote operated device in the room.
If it does continue to turn on and off with the IR sensor covered then it is the internal wiring/processors and will need servicing.

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