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I have a Bush Idaptor DFTA1001 which has stopped working. The remote has been tested and functions fine, but the IR sensor is permanently on red and the Idaptor does nothing, all I get is snow. The TV (Bush 1403) is fine and receives analogue channels from the external aerial OK. Is it possible to work out whether the sensor needs replacing or the Idaptor and are they available? Thanks

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First you need to check if your set is in the cable mode and not antena mode,if the set is in cable make sure is in the standard cable mode and not another type of cable like HRC,if it is change it and try the autoprogram to set the available channels.I hope it helps.

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I would try 'waking up' the remote-Take the batteries out,press each button once then put the batteries back in.See if that works.

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you can build a ir sensore box find parts at radioshack or you could open your remote clean contacs with mild soap and water nothing else and do not use any thing that may scratch then check to see if your (leds) light emiting diodes are broken of the pc board

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Check out my solution here:

It's for the 37" version, but also works for the 26" TVs with little variation.

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It can be the remote sensor, or the circuitry that works with it. I don't know its exact location for your model, but you can usualy find it, because at its location it looks like a little black or dark red window in front of it.

The sensor and its related circuitry are servicable. To find the exact fault will require using a DVM and an oscilloscope to trace down where the signal is stopping from the sensor. The sensor feeds the main uPC controler via a number of components on the circuit board. An experienced service tech should be able to troubleshoot this for you, and replace the defective parts. On rare occasions the fault can be with the uPC itself.

It is also possible that there is a cold solder connection on the circuit board that is stopping the remote sensor from getting the remote signals to the uPC.

Jerry G.

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