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Channel stuck on TV

I cannot change channels or use any buttons on the remote control except menu. Within this area the channel function is not highlighted and plug and play is not accessible in the set up function.

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This may work;

Access the service menu by pressing, in order, whilst the tv is in stand-by mode:

info
menu
mute
power

when the tv comes back on you will have a service menu; select option 12 (reset) the tv will then switch off.

this will reset your TV back to factory defaults.

turn tv back on and you should be prompted to go through the plug and play setup again - go through everything and then all should start working OK (it did for me)

HTH

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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