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Remote is inop

Remote stopped working. tried several different remotes, reprogrammed them, new batts ect... Problem appears to be w/ infrared receiver in set. What i the best way to fix this without calling in a pro?

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  • dc9dude Apr 19, 2008

    Thanks for the help. Unfortunately, I tried the factory remote as well as unplugging the set for an extended periood to reset it. No Luck. Next step is a tech since I lack schematics.

    Ain't it a shame that our parent's tv sets lasted for decades and we can't even gt a couple of years of trouble free service from these Far eastern pieces of ****.

  • whodat8 Jun 21, 2008

    I have the same problem. The TV works good except the remote (not any universal remotes work). I took it to a repair man and was told it would take about $200 to fix. Is there anyway I could order the IR sensor module and fix it myself? Do I need schematics? Where would I get them?

  • aarondade Jun 25, 2008

    I have the exact same problem with my ir in my set. I'm absolutely sure it's from the set and not the remotes. Send me the scematics of the television so I can fix it. The part would be nice to if you would sell that to me instead of the certified repair. I bought the tv and should have boiught the right to service my own and the scematics. a package deal. Either we come up with an easy fix or I'm going to have to buy a new TV. Oh and it definately will not be another toshiba. I loved this TV but, there is always something to ruin it.

  • vinpol Jul 04, 2008

    same problem tried new remote from toshiba still not working


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Well finally after trying everything else short of replacing the ir port or hitting it with hammer. What I done was drill a whole in the IR port screen about the size of a pencil so I could look inside.Well low and behold the remote worked from that day on. i don't know if I shook something in place or or the ir port was blocking signal. Either way i'm glad it works.

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After exhausting all other options, I have decided to buy a different brand TV.

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A universal remote is not a reliable way to test a remote control. If you can have an original remote this is the best way to test the remote function of the set. Or, if you have another set that is the same model as yours to test a universal remote, then the test would be acceptable.

If the remote has failed on the TV side, this can be from a number of problems in the set. It can be the remote IR sensor module itself, or one of the buffer amplifier stages on the way to the uPC, or the uPC itself. In some models the buffer amp is built in to the IR sensor module.

Without properly troubleshooting this fault, there is no possible way to actualy determine the point of failure. More than 90% of the time, the failure is the remote. Remotes get dropped, and abused often, and therefore they are subject to a high degree of failure.

Did you try unplugging the set from the AC mains for at least 15 to 20 seconds? This will cause a reset to occure for the uPC. If the fault is still there the set and the remote control will need a proper follow-up to service it.

Jerry G.

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Have thee remote tested--most shops will do this for free--point remote at the tester and it will react when buttons are pressed on the remote.

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A digital camera in many cases can also be used for this---in a very dark room point remote at the camera with the camera on---press buttons and look for a tiny flash of light on the camera display screen.

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If remote tests bad it can usually be taken apart and fixed OR you can opt for a new remote---I would avoid universal remotes as they often if program will be missing key and needed button/features.

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