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Main Picture has gone out

While switching channels with my cable remote the main picture went out. Audio is okay and I can get picture in the PIP window but nothing on the big screen, any thoughts?

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  • ttroybrandon Jun 21, 2009

    Let me explain a little further. The pic was good to go and I was changing channels with my cable remote and the picture didn't come back up when i punched up another channel. I'm thinking I may have accidentally hit another button or buttons causing the picture to go out. I can receive a live picture in the PIP window and the TV was performing flawlessly prior to my fat fingers tripping over the remote.

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The first step would be to switch the inputs and see what you get. If that does not work then let me know and I will help with the troubleshooting.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

  • Matthew Boulden Jun 21, 2009

    And you have tried swapping the pip picture with the main one right? The PIP has a separate input which is why it may still work.

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