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LG wireless dvd reciever system

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Can someone please help me,just installed new LG wireless speaker system.
Have problems as follows wireless speaker only stays on for 5 minutes and than red light comes on also the reciever turns off.
Have checked all connections (many times) but nothing seems to work .
After 5 minutes each time all turns off.

Can someone please help.
Regards
Bill

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Hi, I had the same problem, it seems to be a design error of LG or a typical problem with some component in the wireless transmitter. It is basically caused by the transmitter heating up, leading to a clock drift with the result of the receiver losing the signal. I tried to cool the transmitter in the fridge before using so it will run for about half an hour before producing this error (depends on the room temperature as well). My solution is to remove the plastic case of the transmitter unit and place it in a cool place where it does not catch heat from other devices. Without the case it does not overheat and also takes less space, just be careful if you have children. I placed the naked Tx unit behind the TV so it does not matter. Hope this works for you as well.

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

Try positioning the dvd unit away from other sources of heat, i.e. decoder / vcr, etc. It may just be overheating.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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