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Lcd will not turn off

I have a gateway gtw-l26m103 lcd and recently have not been able to turn it off, and none of the buttons on the tv will work. I have my computer plugged in with a rgb and a hd tv box with component. when I turn the main power source on the power button light goes automatically to green when it usually is orange which means that the tv is turned off with the main power on. Now, when I push the power button(which is green) the screen will appear, and go to I am asuming the quickest input it recognizes that is plugged in because I now only have my rgb plugged in and it went straight to that input, and when I had both it went to the hd box.(which I had on last.) When I was watching the tv when I switched from hd to a regular station the screen would just blur like the tv couldn't switch back and forth. The volume button doesn't work and I can't get into the settings menu. Is this a processor problem or is there a way to reset the processor or just need a new one. By the way the picture quality is near perfect,(except when I switched from hd to regular digital cable.)

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the menu screen is garbled and the buttons don't work

have to input the numbers on my radioshack remote pushing a 1 then a 3 etc


must unplug cord to reset logic board I was told
great clear picture!! lisa

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