Question about Philips Magnavox 20MS3442 20" TV
My Magnovox TV/VideoPlayer turns on by itself at odd times. I do child care and supect that my 2 year old has played with the remote and accidently programed it to turn on at multiple times and having lost the manuel, have no idea how to reprogram it. We came home at 10 p.m. from a months vacation to find it on. And have noticed it come on at 6:30 am one day and 9 am another. Is there a manuel for the Magnavox model MC192EMG/17 that we can download. Ghost in the machine! My Magnavox model# 20MS3442/17 S/N# DN1A0540359557 Comes on at odd times. The volume surges to 100% and with the remote (or panel buttons) trying to turn it down, it fights me trying to go back to 100%. Other times it comes on by itself and goes off by itself and goes into program channel mode. Then last night while fighting it again it popped up some codes i"ve ***** seen before. In order: FAC01 (Color: Fushia); RC-64 (red); GC-72 (green); BC-79(green); GD-28(green); BD-2B(green). I was pushing the channel button and the code RC64(red) went to RC-00(green) . I unplugged it for the night and pushed and held the power button for a couple of minutes (an old computer power drain trick) to drain. This morning I plugged it back in and just the red standby light came on. So I went to the computer to look for solutions and my son came and told me it was back on and full volume again. I love this tv and its a 20" flat screen, but waking up at 3:30am to a blaring tv is starting to get annoying. Anyone have any clues? Thanks if you do.
Usually it's caused by the internal power module/box going out due to a surge or overload...
It's also very common in RCA tv's.
It's a power module that the power cord runs out of inside the tv casing... when it goes out it causes weird surges, sometimes making the screen do weird stuff and volume to turn up on it's own.
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
Hi, I had the "Ghost In The Machine". I tried out what I descibed in my original posting.
#1. I unplugged The Set.
#2. I pushed in and held in the power button in for about 5 minutes before bedtime. ( The PC trick I learned) I gave it 5 minutes because a tv set has much more power inside it.
#3. I again pushed in and held the power button in again for 3 minutes the next morning.
#4. I plugged the tv in again. The red standby light was lit. The set did not immeadiatly come on when I tried to power it up.
#5. 5 Minutes later I returned and hit the power button on the remote and it came on like nothing ever was wrong.
#6. It has been fine now for 3 days!!! Powers up when commanded and shuts down like normal. It has yet to come back on or act up as it was doing.
I will keep a watch on it and if it starts up acting again I will repost. I hope this information will be of use to anyone who experienced the same problem. It didn't cost a dime, just some patience. Thanks for a forum that people can exchange information and save trouble and money unless all options are exhausted. Bill
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
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