We purchased our tv May 17, 2008 and the up and down channel button has stopped working, Is there a way to fix this or is is possible to replace this remote with a new Sony one. Surly the remote shoud work for more than a year, there are no children in this house so it has not been misused.
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Re: Remote is not working, channel up and down button
Try reprogramming it to the TV There are usually multiple codes for a TV and sometimes you can get one where everything works except for 1 button. Look in the user manual. If the TV is sony then contact sony...sometimes they will ship you a free one depending on how old the tv is.
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Usually if you go into the setup menu, there is an option to allow you to either "scan" for a channel, or "input" a channel. In this case, select "input" and see if the TV will allow you to press the up and down channel buttons and go to a specific channel. If so, when you get to channel 4, press the "add this channel" option (or whatever the menu option says) and you should then be able to go to channel 4 using the buttons on the front without skipping over it.
try scanning your TV channels down or up depending how close you are to the first or last channel you have programmed, if you continue to move past those settings you should come to the game channel for your TV, if it does not go into your menu>channel settings>manual settings, scan to the game channel and make sure it lists as active if not make it so.
I had the same problem. You need to go into SETUP > CHANNEL > SKIP and select NO for every channel with a signal. A few months after we purchased the TV it defaulted to this (software glitch). We had lived with it for months before figuring this out. There is no easy way to reset these that I know of. I literally had to go to each channel and then change "skip" to "no." JM
this is the same type of problem happening with other rca models and I know it is the EPROM CHIP but why this is failing is either because of design flaw , dirty enviroment that they were made in , to much voltage or current to the chip or too much of a draw from the chip causing it to fail . Or even a random frequency from the IR sensor or its circut I'm still investigating and testing.
leave the tv unplugged for at least 3 weeks durring this time resolder any solder that don't look good , I did this and it lasted for about 6 months(always plugged in to the wall) before it started doing it again. model # 27v412t
I think your remote may be at fault. Liquid spill or sweat from the hand accumelates on the inside over some time and then becomes sticky. Some of the buttons may be permanently activated. Then other functions won't work. Have someone check it for you or if familiar yourself. Regards, JUS004
For the majority of phillips/magnavox universal remotes: Hold code search button down till red light satys on. Press the tv button and the red light should blink and stay lit. With the tv on, push the power button repeatedly until the tv turns off.(dont push the power button again after the tv turns off or it will go to the next code). Push the mute button to save the setting.
Had the same problem, channels would not stop scrolling.
It was as though someone had there finger on the channel up button.
Disconnected the sixth wire, starting with the black wire on the wiring harness for the front buttons, on/off, ch. up/down, vol. up/down, etc.
It works fine, no more unwanted channel surfing!!
you need to program your remote control. take the battaries out. and maually turn the tv on. then hit the source you want to view. for example, I want to control the tv set. I push, code search and hold it then push the source button and then release the source button and then release the code search button. now, aim at the tv and then keep pressing power button till it goes off. when the tv is off, hit return or set or something like that.( every remote has different calling for it but still the same function) it should work. try it and let me know.