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Menu Appears "on it's own"

We've had this tv for about a week.IWe have it wall mounted in a bedroom on the second floor of our house. This morning, with no one touching the remote, the menu for the input pops up on screen. It then started scrolling through the options and finally started selecting them (DVD, AV, etc). I switched the input back to TV and it did it again. This went on for about 15 minutes and then resolved itself. Is the TV on some sort of frequency that someone outside could be triggering? Another solution? Or should we be calling Ghost Hunters? hahaha. Seriously, though- what gives?

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  • SpookyTV Jun 04, 2008

    And now, the volume is turning itself up to full volume. When I try turning it down, it immediately goes back up full volume whether I use the remote or the buttons on the televsion.

  • SpookyTV Jun 30, 2008

    Very Helpful, thank you!!!!

    We ended up taking the set back and getting a different model since this was our second set of issues with the same brand.

    We did try the remote soultion and the curtains were pulled (although I did notice that we have a neighbor who has a direct sight line from their family room up to our bedroom so that was possible if the window was open.)

    Again, thank you for your response. I am pretty sure something in the set was defective.


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I have seen five types of causes for this type of fault. The fifth one is extremely unusual.

  • The uPC, and or the IR reciever and remote data amp circuits in the set went defective and started addressing functions from noise generation.
  • The control panel circuit board in the set has gone defective, and randomly addresses functions. (Sometimes people spill liquid inside while cleaning the set and damage this circuit board).
  • In the room, there are some compact fluorescent, or fluorescent lighting, and the frequencies from the lights are causing the IR addressing to malfunction.
  • The remote control itself is defective and sending commands. (Remove the batteries to test).
  • You have an unscrupulous neighbor that enjoys to annoy you, they can see your TV set in the window, and he or she is messing with it using a compatible remote! Very very rare to have this one! (Keep your curtains pulled to see if this fixes this type of fault).

Jerry G.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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