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Have cable with converter box for extra channels channels would not change pick up old remote control and hit a button now channels will change but have no picture says no signal

Does code need to be reset.blank screen no signal

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On your remote control there is input button. Press that to the tv level.
There are other settings for box tops etc

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you probably changed the input mode.

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try to go to the menu,then find the words,blue on or off,turn it off,then you will see the changers.

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SOURCE: channel button on tv and remote control dosent work

Just press menu go to auto search
problem fixed and you'll have more digital channels as well

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SOURCE: Digital channel signal blue screen only

Press the "INPUT" button and make sure "TV" is highlighted.

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SOURCE: i have a 50 inch lg plasma tv and the picture is to big.

Ok take your Vizio remote control go to the Lower section of the buttons and look for the - Zoom + button than decrease the zoom.

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Thanks but i need more help


Don't be panic.
Check the batteries of your remotes control. FIRST
Be sure to aim the control to the sensor of your tv.

Usually you have one remote for your tv and the other to control the cable box or digital box.

You have to set the RMC10 again using the code of your tv Silvania (like the first time)
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Another thing, be sure that you are hitting the right buttons.
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What i mean?

The remote has on the top 4 key usually (tv, cable, vcr, aux, etc).
You must hit first cable to set the control to cable

1, Manually turn on the device(TV, VCR, etc.) to be controlled.
2. Press and hold the code search button until the red indicator stays on, then release the code search button.
3. Press and quickly release the desired mode button (TV, VCR, ect.). The red indicator blinks off once.
4. Press the Channel up button repeatedly(up to 300 times) until the device to be controlled changes channel. The red indicator blinks off with each button press. If you accidentally overshoot the code required, press channel down button to backtrack through the library until device changes channel. Pressing Channel up changes direction forward again.
5. Press and release Mute to install code.
1, Manually turn on the device(TV, VCR, etc.) to be controlled.
2. Press and hold the code search button until the red indicator stays on, then release the code search button.
3. Press and quickly release the desired mode button (TV, VCR, ect.). The red indicator blinks off once.
4. Press the Channel up button repeatedly(up to 300 times) until the device to be controlled changes channel. The red indicator blinks off with each button press. If you accidentally overshoot the code required, press channel down button to backtrack through the library until device changes channel. Pressing Channel up changes direction forward again.
5. Press and release Mute to install code.


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