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Dell TV hard time turning on

Hi, I have a Dell 30" TV that doesn't come on the first time I push the power button. Sometimes it takes up to 7 or 8 times until the screen comes on. The sound comes on right away, but not the screen. I was told to reset it, but that didn't work. Any quick fixes? Thanks!!!

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Dct6200 can't find the serial number?

usually a sticker on the bottom of the box, sometimes on rear.
if it is to hard to get at or the sticker is missing try this:
1)turn everything all on as if your watching it
2)locate the d-pad, power button, and select button on the face of the box.
3)push power and right away start mashing select over and over
4)you should end up with a white screen and black text (a kinda debug screen)
5)use the d-pad to select #5 unit address and security
6)little over halfway down "host serial #" is your boxes serial number.

fyi: you can use the cable remote instead of the buttons on the box.

Aug 20, 2013 | Arris DCT6200 DTV Receiver

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Archos Av500 startup problems

its a HDD or OS failure
ull have to ask the company for a replacement if its under the warranty period
make sure to register ur device on the Archos website to get a 'Technical Support Passcode.'call Archos to tell them ur problem and if ur lucky they wud repair it free of charge
if u want to try it urself...i found this one of the forums on the net..
1.remove all the screws, and remove the battery.
2. Remove the hard disk from the player by disconnecting the ribbon connector carefully from the mainboard.
3. Try to startup the player after putting the battery back in place. This time, instead of turning off, the player showed a "cannot read hard disk" error with the option of formatting it. Made me realise that the hard disk was the culprit. However, I had heard the hard disk noises previously, and they sounded fine, so I realised it was a software issue (file system was corrupted)
4. Try to connect it back, same problem as before... Also it is very difficult to first start the player & then connect the hard disk, as the player is designed to shut off in that situation.
5. The best option after this would be to get a drive enclosure designed specifically for 1.8 hitachi hard disks to connect the disk directly to the computer using USB and format it.
6. However since I didn't have a specialised enclosure, I did a lot of trail and error with the player itself (running off mains while connecting the hard disk after starting the player without releasing the power button etc etc etc) which Im sure wasnt too kind on the hard disk, but voila, I managed to start it up fine WITH the hard disk in place without the player turning off using some weird combination of holding down the power button and connecting the ribbon on the bootup screen)
7. After this, he was able to select "format", and the player began working fine he lost all the data on the player itself, but luckily he had backups of everything!

Thanks for using Fixya

Jul 16, 2008 | Archos AV 500 400-Hours Video Recorder

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TH-42PZ80U blinks 4 times but, can't turn it on with TV button or the Remote.

4 blinks is power supply failure will need to bench tested and p/s replaced. Usually when powers supply's fail in the Panasonic they take out the A board and sometimes the SS board so be careful on repair charges usually NWR

May 01, 2010 | Panasonic TV Receivers & DVRs

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Program dish network remote

Hi rip_1958there is something you can do and we at DISH Network call it a "power scan" itwill allow you go through all the codes we have for the TV set. The first thingyou will do is hold down the TV mode button for 6 seconds and then you willwant to press and release the Big RED power button, then you will want to push andrelease on the channel up button until the TV turns off, once the TV turns offyou will want to Stop and press the # button to lock in the code. MikeHouston of DISH Network

Dec 25, 2008 | TV Receivers & DVRs

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Toshiba tv will not turn on

I have a toshiba tv and it will not turn on. There is a flashing green light that comes on, but there is no picture or sound.

Oct 31, 2008 | Toshiba DVD Recorder AND Series2 TiVo...

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3735w Viewsonic Power lock problem

I had the same issue on my Viewsonic N3752w
The online guide, said I had to press VOL+ and Menu at the same time, but forgot to say
a) it's from the TV buttons NOT the remote!!!
b) you need to keep pressing these 2 until it stop saying "Power unlocking" but Unlocked.

Sep 14, 2008 | TV Receivers & DVRs

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My Sony tv CRT

If it's between 5-10 secs, that's normal. You will turn the tv on and hear a loud (buzz/hum) that is the picture tube firing up, once it's fired up, it has a few more seconds until your picture comes up fully. That is about 5-10 secs from pushing the power button.

If it's taking longer than that, your picture tube may be going out.

I had a 36XBR250 and it took about 10 secs to fire up and show a picture, and it was 5 1/2 years old.

Nov 25, 2007 | TV Receivers & DVRs

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My DVR-625, wont even turn on.

at the time the hard drive problem came up the receiver would of went into recovery mode this can take a good hour for it to fix and can do nothing until it would finish on its own and take care of. Doing the power reset is just like unpluging the receiver. Try unpluging again for 30 minutes and plug back in again and just wait receiver should come back on its own. Don't hit any buttons. If not will have to send out to dish for repair. 800-333-3474 dish

Nov 22, 2007 | DISH Network DVR-625 DTV Receiver /...

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LG LST-5100P set top box. Several times a day have

cap-grant, my friend has the same problem with set top box. When I phone maker I was told it is due to poor and weak signal. You must have 80% signal strength to maintain good picture. When signal strength dropped picture would freeze and had to be turned off at the power point to restart as nothing would work. So I guess what my experience says is you may need better aerial to boost signal and prevent dropout Leonard210

Oct 05, 2007 | TV Receivers & DVRs

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