Question about Gateway GTW-P42M303 42 in. Plasma Television

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Remote Control Sensor

Remote control appears to function but TV will not respond. I assume the sensor is not functioning based on info from tech. Is the sensor a replaceable module? If so part number, part availability and price? TY

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  • Gatewayed Jan 07, 2008

    I've been had!! Does a TV manufacturer with integrity exist? Any recommendations? -Gatewayed in the backside!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2008

    Also have same TV with same problem... the remote seems to work (red light goes on in remote when pressed) but nothing happen on TV and also tryed to use an universal remote. Just wandering if will be a waste of time and money to call a TV repair tech!



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Had the same problem and had to replace the image board to get remote functions to work. I scoped it all the way to pin 80 on the micro. I now have my remote functions again. Hope it helps.

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Posted on Nov 02, 2008


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