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Remote sensor on TV (LG 42PM1MA) seems to be broken. All of a sudden the remote stopped working. So I replaced the batteries. Still not working. So I figured the remote must have given up. So I went out to buy a universal remote to kill 2 flies at the same time (fewer remotes and replacement for tv remote). Now I have concluded that the old LG remote is actually OK, because the new universal remote (Logitech harmony 555) could actually learn signals from the old one... But the universal remote still cannot turn the TV off or anything else... So, what to do? Get service on the TV to fix remote sensor? Is there any other way to confirm that the sensor is broken?

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  • max_wenzin Sep 29, 2009

    I've now called service. A tech should call me back and hopefully give me a cost estimate. (I am in Sweden BTW.)

  • max_wenzin Sep 29, 2009

    Also, I have confirmed that old remote is fine by visually looking at IR signal through a digital camera. It shines. (Not visible with naked eye.)

  • max_wenzin Sep 30, 2009

    Ok, have spoken to technician over phone now. He was guessing the main board was going to need replacing and the cost estimate including work and parts would sum up to 3.700 SEK ~= 530 USD.

    That's a bit too much for this 3 year old TV in my opinion. (just to get the remote working)

    So I am looking into other solutions... like buying a new TV.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    remote is broken and i need a replacement.i am having trouble getting one as universal doesnt work for this tv

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Have the technician check for 5 volts on the remote IR Sensor if present the the Remote sensor has failed. Have him replace it to factory Spec's. No need to replace entire main board when the sensor is no more 5 dollars....

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Hi my name is Roety,
I hope I can help you with your issue ,
You most likely have a bad mainboard, the sensor may be cheaper, but I have replaced a few mainboards for this symptom.
 
 
 
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Eric

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

Testimonial: "I sure hope it's just the sensor and that the sensor alone is replaceable. The main board sounds more expensive..."

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