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No signal: hi, Had the tv for about 16 months and been working fine ,now unable to use AV button  and unable to select EXT channels to pick up sky or DVD player as when press it screen freezes (blank screen). Any ideas would be appreciated why it would not be picking up external devices??

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  • warmitup Dec 24, 2007

    Hi ,

    Connections are fine , they all work in old tv . When i go into the menu pages ,go into source page and its blank , in manual it appears should have several EXT channels listed my page is empty ?

  • warmitup Dec 24, 2007

    When press input source button the tv freezes , How do I reset ???as there are no listings on source menu when you say software problem is that serious??

  • warmitup Dec 24, 2007

    tried turning completly off ,the VCR is turn of on the install.under the feature menu EXT 2 out is reading TV only ,im unable to change and it freezes the screen (have to turn off then back on again).



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Did you check the cable connections? They may have become loose or have obtained some dust. I would suggest to disconnect the cables and reconnecting them. The cables could have also malfuntioned.

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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    Damen Wong Dec 24, 2007

    What happens when you press the input source button on your remote?

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    Damen Wong Dec 24, 2007

    This is really peculiar. When you go to the source menu, there should be the EXT channels along with TC and PC listed there. Did you try a reset? I suspect that this is a problem in the TV's software.

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Dec 24, 2007

    Turn the TV off and unplug it for a few hours. Say, under the install menu, is the VCR option turned off?

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Dec 24, 2007

    Try the reset under the picture menu. In the feature menu, what is selected next to Ext-2 Out?

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Dec 24, 2007

    I am sorry, but your TV needs to be serviced. The firmware/software is most probably corrupted and needs to be flashed (I say probably because it could also be some internal hardware failure but it's most likely a software problem). Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.



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