Question about Imation SpongeBob SquarePants Npower 15 in. LCD TV

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After getting cable installed, I am not able to switch the input to use our dvd player and watch DVDs. The channel stays on 3 - and will not change. The outputs are connected directly to the tv and still will not change. Please help.

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  • sonoraatha Oct 13, 2010

    this did not work...i tried this already. i tried it by connecting the dvd directly to the tv without the cable hooked up and with the cable hooked up ...doesnt work....the tv stays on channel 3 - 0 and when the dvd is turned on and playing there is just a blank black screen on the tv. please help...

  • sonoraatha Oct 13, 2010

    I have an Npower Spongebob TV and I have just recently had cable installed. Since installation, I have not been able to switch the input to use the dvd player that is connected to the TV. With the dvd player connected directly to the TV, cable disconnected, and dvd playing, there is only a blank black screen. I also tried scanning the channels...didnt change. Please help ...

  • sonoraatha Oct 13, 2010

    tried this...i love how u say telly!!!....doesnt work...stays on channel three when i try to switch source..

  • sonoraatha Oct 13, 2010

    i checked the dvd player on another telly and it worked just fine....i tried connecting the dvd player via 3 wires yellow red and white directly to the telly with the cable box on standby..still black screen...i tried source button , switched to AV, still black screen???

  • sonoraatha Oct 13, 2010

    oh boy...i thought the cable guy just did something to it..becuse it worked fine just before the cable was connected

  • sonoraatha Oct 13, 2010

    Ha! ur so optimistic!!! u can tell ur not from the states!!! the first thing i did was reach out to the cable company..and they said it wasnt their problem....no one is as nice as you!!!! thanks for your help...i have insurance on the tv and hopefully with a new one it will work...thanks for your time...cheers!!!

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You DO NOT use "Channels" you must select EXTERNAL INPUT, to be able to process, the DVD signal.
You need to look in your TV manual for instructions to select an EXTERNAL INPUT, usually via the remote or the set's buttons, using the onscreen menu.

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Hi, is the dvd player plugged directly into the back of the telly if it is then it may not come on until you put the cable into standby.

also switch the dvd player on and look on the telly remote for one of the following buttons
av
source
input
ext
or a picture of a square or rectangle with arrow pointing to the right.

once you have found one of these buttons make sure the dvd player is on then press the button you may need to press it more than once depending on how many inputs the telly has, if pressing the buttons dont bring the dvd player on the telly then check the connections in back of telly pull the dvd lead out of the telly and refit it as it may just be slightly come loose when cable was installed also do the same the dvd player end just in case its worked loose.

let me know if it dont make any difference or if you need further assistance ok

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  • paul proctor Oct 13, 2010

    im in UK thats what we call them, when you press the button on the remote does it even look like its working do any red lights flash on the TELLY, also have you tried plugging the dvd player into a different input on the telly to see if that makes any difference.

    also have you got anything else you could plug into the back of the telly to make sure its not the dvd player at fault, if you have another dvd player or anything else with the same connector as the dvd you trying to use plug this into the input your dvd is plugged into just so we can rule out it being the dvd player at fault.

    if you plug something else in that you know works then we know its the telly if it still dont pick it up but if it then picks the other device up you will know if its the dvd player at fault.


    what input are you using is it scart lead fitting or the 3 colour wires red,white,yellow.
    let me know ok

  • paul proctor Oct 13, 2010

    it sounds like you have got a fault inside the telly itself if the dvd player works and the lead you are using works then this would rule out them being the fault, the chances are the solder has cracked on the actual video input board inside the telly its either that or it could even be a blown resistor, this would need testing to find out if its blown chip or cracked or cold solder joint that needs resoldering

  • paul proctor Oct 13, 2010

    it could well be the cable guys fault but proving it would be near impossible the chances are it could be that moving the wires put pressure on the connectors inside the telly and caused solder to crack or come loose, it could also be static caused by installing the cable that caused it to go wrong as static is usually built up in the wires until its earthed out inside your telly.

    proving it was the cable guy is a different thing all together.

    put it all back as it was when he installed it and give them a call say the bloke just installed your cable and you was watching a dvd just before he came then after he installed it you wanted to watch the dvd again but it wont come back on and you never had a problem with it before.

    your cable company will have insurance for problems due to installation so give them a call and explain what happened and hopefully they should come out and have a look at it for you.

    cant hurt to give them a call can it

    let me know what happens ok

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