Question about Toshiba 32A43 32" TV
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?
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.
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
After exhausting all other options, I have decided to buy a different brand TV.
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
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.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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You might need to reset the remote: remove batteries and press the number 1 button for at least 60
seconds. Release the 1 button, replace the batteries, and (if necessary) program the remote again.
Check also for
Something might be between the remote and the remote sensor on the component. Make sure there is a
• Maybe the remote isn't aimed directly at the component (DVD, TV, VCR) that you're trying to operate.
• Maybe remote is not in TV Mode. Press the TV button so remote will control TV.
• Maybe batteries in remote are weak, dead, or installed incorrectly. Put new batteries in the remote. (Note,
if you remove the batteries, you may have to reprogram the remote to operate other components.)
How to Use the Remote Control to Complete
the Initial Setup
The technical term is "Navigation"- how you move through the
on-screen menus. The method is the same throughout the menu
screens: highlight your choice and select it.
To highlight a menu item, press the arrow buttons on the remote
to highlight one of the items listed on the screen. Use the up or
down arrow button to move up or down. Use the right or left
arrow button to move right or left.
To select the item that you've highlighted, press OK.
Note: Highlighted means that the menu item stands out from other
menu items on the list (appears darker, brighter, or a different color).
Turn on the TV
Press TV on the remote, or press POWER on the TV's front panel.
Note: Pressing the TV button not only turns on the TV, but puts the remote
into TV mode. "TV mode" means that the buttons on the remote control
operate the TV's functions.
Complete the Initial Setup
The menu system in your TV allows the TV's features to work
properly. The first time you turn on your TV, the SETUP screen
appears with Language highlighted. The default language is
English. To choose another language, press the right arrow
button on the remote.
If these doesn't work, the infrared sensor inside your Tv has got damaged and should be replaced. OK.
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