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Re: Search won't lock on to source.
Below is copy of my post to a similar problem.
This is a fairly common problem with this model. In most
instances, it is just "slow" in sensing the presence of a video source
as it cycles in its selection, internal DVD, VGA, Composite Video IN.
Since it does not have a manual source selection, your only option is
to really wait.
Verify that "Auto Source Select" is enabled in
the Management Menu (buttons-Proj/Setup then >/9) and "tap" the
"SRC" button on the projector itself to manually initiate the
Verify that you have done the
connections correctly. Yellow RCA connector is the video while the red
& white are the audio. Of course the Video input should be
connected to the Video output, same goes for the audio. Please refer to
pages 22 & 23 of the user's manual for more detailed instructions
as well as illustrations.
A couple of things to consider: it is not HDTV capable and pls don't loose the remote.
If the unit will not select a source after some time (minutes), perhaps your best bet would be to seek replacement.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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Make sure you have the TV tuned to the proper source.
My TV has multiple input sources ranging from the cable box to various AV and gaming equipment and I must select the right input source in order for the TV to receive a signal.
On my controller, there is a button at the top for selecting the input source. I can cycle through all sources by pressing that button. If you're using a programmable universal controller, that function may not be programmed into the universal controller so you may need to use the original controller that came with the TV.
If, after you've cycled through all of your available sources and still get no signal, check and see if a wire has come loose between your cable box and TV, either at the cable box end or the TV end.
be sure you have the correct source selected TV HD1HD2 HD3 PC etc... use the remote to change the source if you are refering to no signal from antenna or cable be sure coaxial cable is connected you may have to autoprogram (search for channels) on your TV again
Click menu, go to the third screen, unclick source lock, and select the proper source, remember that the format need to be setup according to your output that's coming in to the projector. Under each source format there are sub menus for various input types as well. Tony
Most projectors have an auto search function which can be switched off. You can then set the source to the specific input that you are using. Of the problem persists it may be the battery of the Elmo. (If it has one) Maybe it isn't strong enough to send the signal and maintain it.
I assume you tried the cable on a working TV to make sure there is a signal on the cable line and that the cable terminal is OK. See if you can control the input selector and set it up for RF or TV reception. If OK, try to tune in channels manually or in auto mode. Do this in programming mode. If you notice any noise on the screen, this means the source selector circuit is OK. If there is no noise, the source selector may not be latched to the RF circuit output. Try to feel the terminal at the back of the TV set. If it feels like it moves when pressure is applied in various directions, chances are the solder connection for the terminal onto the circuit board may be faulty. Resoldering them would be easy for DIY enthusiasts. If it isn't the culprit, try the DVD. If it works fine, then the video circuits must be ok. The trouble could be from the video source selector circuit backwards to the RF block. Usually an IC senses the power condition of the DVD player. If it senses that the player is ON, the IC latches on the signal coming from the DVD player. See if there i a separate power button for the DVD. More later, please post a feedback
I don't have the manual in front of me but what you need to do is change the source. The tv accepts input from various sources and connections. So you need to tell it where to find the signal you want. On your remote there will either be a button marked source or you will have to find it from the setup or menu button.
Usually there are 3 or 4 valid inputs. So all you do is press the source button and it switches to the next source. If there is nothing there you press it again and it goes to the next and so on. It will just keep cycling through the inputs as you press the button. You should see something marked as AV1 AV2 CABLE as you cycle through. When it finds the cable source it will then scan through and mark the avilable channels. This may take a few minutes. After that you can just use the remote to normally switch channels up/dwn etc.
in the menu option,under signal source , select option manual(deactivate auto search) & then connect inputs & try selecting each source from the remote If this does not work then the main board is at fault
Can you confirm that you didn't have any input signal?
My wife once accidentally pressed the reset button on the remote and the TV was stuck in this state. I tried to hook up an antenna to the digital antenna input and let the TV search for a channel. It did find a station and got out of the channel search mode, which was all I needed. Then, I unhook the antenna and continued to enjoy my DVD movie.
I didn't check the manual. So, it's possible that there is a better solution.
My TV was working fine and I think it just has a terrible user interface. I'm not sure about your TV's condition, though.