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Changing input without the remote to connect a DVD player remote turns TV on to blue screen @ can't change input

On a element ELEFW408. ALSO THE ANTENNA IN ON TV HAS BROKEN. HOW TO FIX ?

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    Brett Duxbury Dec 25, 2016

    Hi Missy Travis, we want to help you with your question, but we need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    what model number and make of tv ?
    And is it hdmi connection from dvd to tv as some tv will auot switch when a signal is detected on a HDMI input port

  • Missy Travis
    Missy Travis Dec 25, 2016

    No the DVD player isn't HDMI capable but the TV is

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You take it to a repair shop and have them fix it .

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