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Toshiba TV I have a toshiba tv, and all the sudden when I turn it on, it is like someone is hitting every button on the remote, it is not changing the channels, but it is going through the menu options and changing them, it was fine for a day, but now it is back, also if I change the channels, I have to hold the button on the tv and hit the remote button also, weird, I thought it was the batteries in the remote I changed them, and it stayed fine for a while actually a whole day. Now back to going crazy, any ideas?

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  • bamaman421 Dec 13, 2007

    Thank you I tried that the other day, still no fix. Any other suggestion?



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Try to open the control and clean it... when you clean it you have to remove the battery, then with some cotton, moist it a bit with alcohol and try to clean all the contacts... after that, let it dry for about 10 mins or more..depends on how wet it is, so dont soak the cotton too much in alcohol.

then put everything back together and i hope it gets fixed..

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  • Asdrubal Perez Dec 13, 2007

    how old is the tv? is the control a universal one that can control any tv just with a code?

    when you opened the control, did you notice any kind of white dust? or some rust in some parts?
    it must be some loose contact and it may require soldering..
    there could be some condensers that could be busted.
    here is a pict of a condenser .. when they get busted they look fat and sometimes leak...



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