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Buttons don't work

I have a Toshiba 32A33 32", and it seems like it's taking its own decisions. The buttons on the front panel don't work and I stopped using it 'cause sometimes sound goes louder and louder, and it changes the channel by itself... until I unplug it. Is there anything I could replace? My brother is a technician and I could tell him to replace or fix any part for me.

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Re: Buttons don't work

Cardpsycho is right.  We had the same problem, among many others (unresponsive remote, none of the buttons on the set working at all).  I taped a penny very firmly over the tv/video button on the set to keep it depressed at all times.  This fixed everything!!!

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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Just a quick fix that might work wedge something between the video button on your tv to where it is pushed in all the way then your tv shouldnt have a mind of its own anymore and the romote will work again . Just saying this cause had the same problem and thats what I did and my tv work fine again

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Re: Buttons don't work

You have to change some of the switches,or maybe all of them.You can use a multimeter to test it one by one.

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