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Remote control sensor in tv doesn't work

I have been given a tv that has had the remote control sensor disabled in the tv. How do I resolder the connections on the main board, and are there diodes or capacitors in the connections. If there are, how do I get the right ones, and what directions to they go? I can't seem to find the model number on the site anywhere. It's a Toshiba 32A36C tv made in April 2006. Obviously there is no warranty on this unit due to someone tampering with this set. Also, how do I get a remote or the universal TV remote code?

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  • jet21 Jan 08, 2008

    my tv would not respond to my remote control. I did every thing I could change the battery, try it on another tv which by the work. I think it is the remote control sensor in the tv is not working. How would I change this sensor or fix this problem.

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    I'm sure the problem is with the sensor in my 32AF43 set and I see many other people with the same problem but no one with part number/answer or info about how hard the part is to replace ;-(

  • mslisa9 Nov 30, 2008

    All of a sudden my remote doesnt work for my TV. I have tried two different universal remotes with no success.

  • fahim_sylhet Mar 30, 2009

    All of a sudden my remote doesnt work for my TV. I have tried two different universal remotes with no tv model is sony KV-29K5U.How would I fix this problem.



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