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RCA F32648 I have a problem with my RCA F32648 TV. When I turn the unit on, it scrolls between the Guide Plus and the menu and won't allow me to change channels or control the volume. It worked fine until someone sat on the universal remote we had to control the TV. I NEED HELP!

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  • holly1977 May 06, 2008

    I removed the batteries...that didn't work. Then I just replaced the entire universal remote. Unplugged the TV for about 3 hours to reset itself and it is still doing it. I have a repair man coming today, but for 150.00 for him to come out (because my set is big and very heavy I can't take it in), I wish I could fix it myself or find a solution online to help!

  • Lovelace J Michel Jr Sep 28, 2008

    I've change the remote with a new one and unplugged the set from three hours to three days. After turning the set back on it works for about ten minutes before acting up again. The remote has the battries removed. Unable to turn the TV off or on using buttons in front panel of set. What can cause this problem? Service tech can not find whats causing this problem

  • steve perry Mar 12, 2009

    Model F32648 main menu comes on or audio menu and some
    times it mutes and then goes to quide plus I switched
    remotes and cable remote and had it in the shop for two weeks but the
    symptoms did not happen in the shop it was good for a couple
    weeks but now is intermittently bad some days it does not happen
    at all The repair man changed soem computer codes but it did not
    last I think it is an interference from the cable signal steve

  • Aziz Chaudhry May 11, 2010

    Remove the batteries from the remote and see if that fixes the problem. If not please say so.



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The problem is in the switch panel. Lay the TV down flat on the screen on some carpet. remove the screws around the back (unplug first) and remove the back. You will see the board that the switches are in down behind where they are on the front. You can unsnap the panel from its location easily and pull it out. Also release the clip that goes into the bigger control board carefully. It has a clip that you have to press to keep from breaking it. The take the switch panel and get some good electronic spray cleaner and spray it directly into the buttons, while pressing them repeatedly. This will clewan the switches. The problemm is caused by one or more of the switches making a connection when you are not pressing it, so the TV is freaking out and doesnt know what you want it to do. Clean all six switches well and replace the panel in the reverse order. Should work like a champ!

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If it is a universal remote control , u need to reprogramer

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Went black and white rca f32648

so far no proper details are available regarding resetting this particular TV ( f32648 ) .... i have checked user manual also

have you tried following things

1 - playing different dvds (dvd player )
2 - changing different channels ( cable tv or antenna )
3 - increasing ( to maximum ) & decreasing ( to minimum ) [in menu ]
contrast colour tint black level sharpness
picture presets auto colur colour warmth
4 - auto channel searching ( cable tv or antenna )

even after these trials if picture is in black & white then it is a hardware problem - since it is a rare problem no details are available about which component might have got deffective ...... only the service engineer who opens & checks your tv can tell the exact deffective component .......... sometimes it can be loose connection ( cracks at soldering joints - hit your TV lightly with your hand on left side or right side or on top - if color comes & goes then it is loose connection problem - all soldering joints should be resoldered by service engineer ) ..... or an IC might have got deffective ......... only after opening & checking your tv mainboard exact deffective component can be identified ......

for nearest RCA service center call 1800 336 1900 ( this number got from your TV's user manual - click this link for your TV's user manual - free down load - RCA F32648 model -

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The remote will not control the tv, the guide plus screen will not go away we can not get it to get rid of it

A suggestion for your question. First make sure your TV is synchronized with your cable company account. Then go into the Guide Plus+ and go to settings. From there you can locate audio or remote settings to manage them there. Take time to look thru the Guide Plus+ menu, where you can find where you can turn on or off your Guide Plus+ screen, Its in there.

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How can I turn off the guide plus option, I'm want to use my cable remote, when I? turn on the TV with the new remote the guide plus comes up and I have to clear ir with the original remote

You should be able to unplug the TV and let it sit for a few minutes and when you plug it back up and it wants to go through the setup cancel out of it.

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Tv tuning instructions how to?

The quick user guide is available here: F32648 F36648

Tuning is automatic on this TV, ensure that auto channel search is on from menu.

Advanced Auto
Channel Search
Auto Cable/Air Switch sets tuner
to cable or “off-air” frequencies
during initial setup. Then system
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Remote doesn't work rca model #F32648,i can't access the input function. The onscreen menu doesn't show it or I cannot find it. Problem is without it I can not use the DVD player.

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The guide plus stopped working about 5 days ago no data

turn your set off at the mains, leave for 5 - 10 mins, turn the set back on this should solve your problem.

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Remote control ceased functions to RCA Home Theater Guide Plus

Frist of all your main problem is that you have a rca. You probley have some bad capastors that have lost there value. You probley will have to take to a shop for repair.

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Hi Unykue,

I am an electronics technician who just happened have been given the same set as you because it was giving the previous owner the same problem. Since I am confident in my trade, I took the set and diagnosed noise in the remote receivers input to the cpu.

What this means is that a capacitor( or something) wasn't working properly and was either not filtering the noise out or it was introducing noise into the data stream that controls the TV through your remote control.

My fix was to essentially cut out the entire remote control input to the TV. Since I have a directtv box to give me remote control, I don't care if the TV's remote works anyway.

The way I did this was to open up the unit and find the front I/O board were the buttons meet the switches for power,chaennel, volume, etc. On that board there is a plug with white wires and one black wire. The two wires to cut are the one next to the black wire and the one all the way at the other end of the black wire. These two wires are easy to splice back if you do not like the results of this procedure so that there is really no risk of damaging your set. If you wish to verify the proper wires to cut, they are the two wires that come from the IR receiver's side of the board YET DO NOT GO TO THE OTHER SIDE WITH THE BUTTONS! There is one wire that does indeed go to both sides.

This may not be a perfect solution but it is free. I hope that this will help someone out there.


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