Question about Mitsubishi CS-36609 36" TV

4 Answers

TV Stuck in TV Guide Plus+ Installation Mode

Out of the blue the TV decided it wanted this mode and would not stop.

The message at the bottom of the screen reads:

Installing Guide Plus+ data now
Turn TV off during installation
CANCEL to abort

It stays at one of the kids channel for a while, starts running though the channels at about 3-5 second intervals, then turns itself off. I don't have the original remote control, therefore I have no CANCEL button to hit. I unplugged the TV for a coule hours, but that didn't change the situation.

Posted by on

4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: TV Stuck in TV Guide Plus+ Installation Mode

I resolved this problem by programming a Logitech Harmony remote to have the settings of the original remote (that I cannot find). Once the remote was set to this TV the problem was easily solved by pressing the EXIT button on the remote. I would guess this means it would work with the original remote too. It is very strange that the front panel does not fix the problem and that only a remote can resolve. Good luck.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

Re: TV Stuck in TV Guide Plus+ Installation Mode

None of the above worked for me even with the original remote. That installation message will keep repeating if the cable line is not directly connected to the tv (the message and tv will flicker with static which means it's flipping through each channel about 120). I disconnected the line from the comcast box and put it in the tv and let it flip through all the channels (it had picture this time and no static once the line was directly in the tv). I then turned the tv off for 2 hours and the installization was done.

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: TV Stuck in TV Guide Plus+ Installation Mode

I got a philips "universal consolidator" that controls 4 devices. It cost me $10 and the quit buttton on it did the trick.

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

Re: TV Stuck in TV Guide Plus+ Installation Mode

Buy a good universal remote and it will have the correct button, that's what I did, I got the Radio Shack 8-in-1 remote and programmed it and it got rid of it.

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My rca guide plus gold gemstar tv will not change

Do a reset to this set, and check. If it do not help you, the main system control memory IC to your TV is faulty; and should be replaced.
To make it a hard reset, just unplug the TV from AC mains wall socket, and re-plug it back after 15 minutes or so. This procedure will make it a hard reset. If you want to make it a system reset [Factory Reset]; you have to enter its service mode option, and select the factory reset option. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. Surf the site with patience.
Service mode entry, adjust and exit procedure to many popular brand TVs are given. Never forget to exit the service mode, after all adjustments have been done.

Oct 05, 2014 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

7 Answers

Guide plus stopped working on my rca tv

Can you please inform us the brand and model of your unit so we can help you better...

Sep 28, 2008 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

1 Answer

We have lost our remote and our tv is stuck on game do we get it off of game mode?

Check user guide. If your TV has control buttons in the front try pressing the function button. watch the menu and proceed.

Apr 27, 2010 | Durabrand DWT1905 TV

1 Answer

How do i access the service menu of hitachi television. thanks!!!


* Press and hold the {MENU} button on the TV.
* Then press the {MENU} {8} {SELECT} buttons on the remote.
* To exit, press the {MENU} button on the TV or
the {EXIT} button on the remote control.

DCAM Mode:

* Using the remote control:
* Hold down the {TV} button.
* Press the {MENU} button.
* Press the {INFO} button.
* Release the {TV} button.
* Remote Control Key Functions When In DCAM Mode:

{INPUT} ............. Blue (13x9 adjust)
{ASPECT} ............ ROM Write
{DAY/NIGHT} ......... ROM Read
{MENU} .............. Remove Color
{EXIT} .............. Cross Hatch/Video Mode
{INFO} .............. Green
{GUIDE} ............. Calculation
{2} ................. Cursor UP
{5} ................. Cursor DOWN
{6} ................. Cursor RIGHT
{4} ................. Cursor LEFT
{0} ................. RED (7x5 Adjust)
{STOP} .............. Initialize
{PLAY} .............. Raster Position
{FAST FORWARD} ...... Phase

To Exit The DCAM Mode:

* Press and hold the {TV} button.
* Press the {0} button.
* Press the {1} button.
* Release the {TV} button.

Oct 25, 2009 | Beko 142746 TV

1 Answer

TV locked in VHS Mode

You should be able to access all menus from the buttons on the front of the TV. If not, then you need to see if you can find a remote that works, and program to work with your TV.

You don't know at this point if the remote works, but assume it doesn't because you can not get any function to work. The VHS tape should have nothing to do with it.

Reply back if you would like to pursue a dialog on the repair of this unit.

Feb 03, 2009 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

1 Answer

Philips TV stuck on the blue language selection screen.

unplug the TV from the wall outlet for two minutes, then try again

Nov 04, 2008 | Philips 32PT5441/37 32" TV

2 Answers

Sylvania TV stuck in Game mode remote no longer works

go up to your TV and go into the menu. Go to the channel selection and run the auto select for channels. This will take some time but the TV will end off the first channel found, the only thing is you cannot get back into video mode without the remote

Mar 26, 2008 | Sylvania 6413TC 13" TV

2 Answers

Dwt 1905 tv stuck in game mode

Comcast universal remote code for dwt 1905 is 0171, just tried it, it works

Nov 26, 2007 | Durabrand DWT1905 TV

2 Answers

Mitsubishi CS-32509 TV

Unplug the TV for 4 hours or more. This is called a 'Hard Reset'. Then plug it back in, turn it on and let the TV do it's thing. It will set itself up. Just follow the TV setup prompts. Guide Plus is a feature on the TV. Much like a TV guide showing all channels, shows, description of shows, times, etc..

Jun 30, 2007 | Mitsubishi CS-32509 TV

1 Answer

Guide Plus Demo

I have serviced lots of these, and as far as I know the CTC203 chassis has nothing like this, nor did anything made by Thomson before or since, so I am mystified. Adjustments are made with the remote or the front panel buttons using software and there are no "pins," test connectors, switches, or anything similar present on it. Usually the Guide Plus stops working entirely (which is nice for most users, as it is just an annoyance). Now if you unplug your TV for long enough for its microprocessor to reset, it will start with the Guide Plus screen. This is by design and can't be stopped without modification. Corruption of the set's internal program causing something strange like this is possible, but unlikely. (It was a problem on earlier models). Leave your TV plugged in and see if this problem goes away. If this is not the cause, you will have to take it in for service. Any demo modes can be turned on or off with the remote or the buttons on the set.

Feb 24, 2007 | RCA F27649 27" TV

Not finding what you are looking for?
Standard (CRT) Televisions Logo

1,349 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mitsubishi Standard (CRT) Televisions Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66463 Answers

matt martin
matt martin

Level 3 Expert

1187 Answers


Level 3 Expert

6993 Answers

Are you a Mitsubishi Standard (CRT) Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides