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Our vizio won't turn off or on by our remote. However, we can change channels with our remote. Any suggestions?

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Possibly the on/off button is faulty (worn out) - you can test that by using the camera on your mobile phone (it shows infrared light as visible light). Just turn your mobile's camera on and try pressing the buttons on your remote while pointing it at the camera lens. Now, watch the display on your mobile phone and press various buttons on your remote - you should notice a greenish (or so) flash each time you press a button that works well. As for repairing a faulty button, you can either:

A) buy a new remote

B) cut the conductive pad off an old remote's button and glue it onto your remote's button (this procedure is kinda delicate)

C) buy remote repair liquid and apply some onto the well cleaned contact tab of the faulty button (you'l' need to disassemble the remote for that)

D) make your own repair liquid by mixing some rubber glue (a few drops), some graphite from a pencil core (smearing it with fine sandpaper), and some strong solvent (benzene, trichlorethylene, tetrachlorethane or similar, but in this case you must experiment somewhat with glue/graphite ratio to achieve the right amount of conductivity.

I trust you'll choose the option that suits you most - i've been using a homemade repair liquid and it worked well for quite some remotes i've repaired - just make sure to clean the contact tab well before apllying a single layer of liquid with a single stroke and let it dry.
Don't put on too much - it might stick to the contacts on the lower board and short them - this may cause your TV to "turn off by itself" or other buttons might cease to respond.

Sorry about this lenghty disclosure, but i hope it helps you in some way.

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Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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My vizio hd tv would not turn off the other night with either the AT&T remote, Surround Sound remote, nor the actual Vizio tv remote. I ended up having to hit the switch to off on the power bar. It has worked fine turning on/off since.

Posted on Aug 15, 2010

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Press the TV button on the lower right (not the upper right) to tell the remote to control the TV.

The upper buttons are the Input Selector buttons. The lower buttons are the Device Control Selector buttons.

I had this same problem until this dawned on me.

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The remotes for the TV and Direct TV box are universal remotes that can operate very basic functions for whatever else they are programmed to control. If you can program the TVs remote to operate the Direct TV box it will basically only control power and channel. Maybe something else, but not much. The same goes for the Direct TV remote. It will control basic functions on the TV; power, channel & volume. Best bet would be to purchase a universal remote that can learn functions from the original or just keep both remotes available by the TV.

PIP (Picture In Picture) - Your television should have the capability because it has two built in tuners. It can show two channels at the same time or show one channel and one video source (whatever is connected to the audio/video inputs). However, because you are using DTV (Direct TV) you are very limited because you are not using the built in tuners on your television. You should be able to see one picture from the DTV channel and one from lets say your DVD player. If your DTV box has two tuners built in then you should have the PIP capabilities from your DTV and not your television. I'm guessing your DTV is a single tuner (one satellite cable to your box). If you want to watch two different channels you'll need to either upgrade your box or attach another box to your television.

Option: you could also connect an antenna to your television this way you can use the PIP function. Obviously you'll only be able to view whatever local stations you can get with the antenna. Depending on where you live you might or might not have a lot of channels to choose from.

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