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Channels change by themselves after 20-30 minutes of tv being on

This week my TV started going crazy on me. I'll be watching TV and the channels will just start changing on their own on the TV itself ( not the Directv) No matter what I do it will not stop and when I try the TV menu the tv is still going crazy through the menu options and will not stop. Finally I give up and shut the tv off. After about 10 to 20 minutes I turn it on and its fine again for about 20 minutes then it starts all over again. It's very aggravating because I can only watch 20 minutes of tv at a time. I tried watching a movie last night and finally gave up. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this problem?

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  • dazstud Oct 20, 2008

    omg im exactly the same i got mine 2 days ago and its got worse so im goin to call the shop up and get a replacement but mines a 40" samsung 1080p

  • shootout Dec 13, 2008

    I am having the same problem and found a weird thing that fixes it temporarily. Next time it does this take your finger to the bottom right of the TV and graze back and forth over the grove. I know this sounds insane but my TV is weird and decides that this is what she will listen to. If anyone knows a more permanent and humane way to fix this problem, please let me know as my finger is getting sore :).


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Have you tried covering the IR eye on the front of the TV when this starts occuring? Sometimes other devices in your home can emit infrared light that in rare cases can be picked up by your TV as a command from the remote. If covering the eye seems to stop the problem, I would say my guess is correct. If the problem continues even with the IR eye blocked I would say that the internal tuner of the TV might be defective. good luck!

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