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TV CHANGES CHANNELS (BY ITSELF)

MY TV CHANGES CHANNELS, VOLUME AND INPUT BY ITSELF, IT ALSO TURNS ON WHEN IT IS OFF. I ALREADY CHANGED ONE TV ONE WEEK AFTER BUYING IT BECAUSE OF THE SAME PROBLEM. I REALLY NEED HELP!

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  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    Mine is only 3 wks old. I LOVE the pic, but today it started changing channels by itself, the volume goes up and down spontaneously, the menu starts going thru the options all on it's own, and it goes back and forth between mute and volume. Also, my TV will only change channels 2 at a time, then starts scanning thru all of them. FUN!!!

  • andresckim Oct 16, 2008

    We have a 37 inch Vizio LCD HDTV and we have a similar problem. When we turn up the volume it keeps turning up. When we turn down the volume it keeps going down. The remote keeps working until it reaches the maximum or minimum.

    When changing channel up it keeps going up. When we change the channel down it'll keep going down. It doesn't stop.

    We don't have too many neighbors around us so we don't think it is interference from anyone else. We haven't gotten any new gadgets and the problem just started an hour ago.

    thank you in advance,

    Andres


  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    Volume is going up and down by itself, I even removed the batteries from the remote and nothing. I had this exact same problem during the summer. I fixed it by removing all cables and letting it sit while I was at work.

    That same fix did not help this time and something new is thrown into the mix. The channels change when ever they want. Up or down.

    I have a Vizio VX32L and am very close to throwing it out the window. I also use this TV as my PC monitor


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Is this tv the same model/brand? far be it from me to claim poltergeists are at work, but who knows... the very first thing i would do in diagnosing this issue is to grab some electrical tape and aluminum foil, tape a patch over the ir receiver for the remote, this should be a shiny piece of black plastic somewhere on the front of the tv, some are marked, some are not.. if you have it, aluminum duct tape works great for this purpose.

to me, it seems like someone is messing with you using a remote, tv-b-gone, or similar product like a keychain universal remote.. if the tape over the ir sensor fixes the issue, i would look at roommates, kids, neighbors, or possible interference from other ir or light sources..

possible culprits would be:
universal remotes
dirty remotes that keep sending a signal with nobody using it
laptops or cellphones with an irda port
palm devices such as palm, clie, etc that have irda
intermittent strobes (emergency vehicles, bad ballast in a light fixture, etc)

i can't guarantee this is your problem, but it seems like it since this is your second tv with the same or similar problem... as a sidenote, the sony clie came with a universal remote program, i caused much chaos in my local video stores by shutting down their video wall while browsing.

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    Trinity Sabre Nov 20, 2007

    just following up on all of my "helpful" ratings, is there anything i can do to further help you with the problem?

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