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Difficulty with getting the TV to come on. I have changed the batteries in remote, checked the wall receptable, and followed the trouble shooting info in the manual. By unplugging it from the fall for a sustained period, it might come on when it is plugged up again. Sometimes it will come on using the remote. It might that on for a while and then just shut-off! Sometimes you can not shut-it off with the remote, but rather unplug it. The TV is was purchased at Target in Texarkana, Tx a few months ago. Serial No. is 5580G82900585; part no. is TW-55801=C026C. I would appreciate any help you can give me. My home telephone is 870-246-9452; my cell is 870-230-3208. Thanks.

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  • harriskg May 12, 2009

    I have checked to make sure there was nothing obstructing the sensor. As a matter of fact, I can detect the sensor blinking. This morning when I plugged the set up, it screen blinked and blinked for a few seconds and just went completly off. Now it does blink or anything. It is possible that I could plug it up again, and it might come on and stay on for a while, then shut itself off. Is there a chip or something in the remote that needs checking out? Can you provide me with a more specific answe?



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Hi there,

It seems that there was a problem on the remote sensor on your set, make sure that there was no object obstruct on the remote and to the tv. your unit must be check and repair to correct the problem.


let me know

Posted on May 12, 2009

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    micromaster May 12, 2009

    Also check if your tv set was still covered with warranty

  • micromaster
    micromaster May 12, 2009

    well its either the remote sensor or the tv remote sensor was failing on there. but the thing it only happen that when you try to turn off the set long hour and it will came back to function again, this could be the sensor on your tv set and not your remote has the problem.

    on this case you may need a technician to diagnose the problem for you.

    Thank you


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