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SOVA Digital TV DS204D-S26

When I turn on the TV it says 'INVALID MODE" and there is no picture. The Manual provided says nothing about Invalid mode so I do not know ehat that means. Will you help me fix this problem?

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  • kanaga Jul 01, 2008

    I have checked the signal from the cable to the TV by connecting to another TV and get a clear picture. Also I get the same message 'Invalid Mode' when I connect the DVD player or VHS to the other input options such as S-video, AV-1, AV-2, and AV-3 etc. to the DS204D-S26 TV.

  • kanaga Jul 01, 2008

    I have already tried the options you suggest and still get the same 'invalid mode' message. I tried connecting ONLY one source of input at a time: cable, DVD and VHS with no change. Please tell me what invalid mode means and why is this not addressed or even mentioned in the User's Manual?

  • kanaga Jul 01, 2008

    Ihave tried what you suggest - same result. The message alternates from 'invalid mode' to the 'S-video. sub VGA. Also the on signal indicator at the right bottom of the set is amber in color not green like it used to be when the set was functioning properly before this happened almost suddenly on day while watching TV.

  • kanaga Jul 01, 2008

    I have tried EXACTLY what you four geniuses have suggested. The TV has not been working for over 2 months. So I have done all the possible solutions that you have given many times. Besides, I wrote to SOVA., Addison, Texas and have not heard from them yet. I seems like you experts are incapable of fixing this problem. Next you probably will tell me to buy a new TV. Please try to keep in mind that this is an expensive set and I really would like it fixed. Thank you.

  • kanaga Jul 01, 2008

    Let me re-try all the various posssible solutions again and get back to you in a couple of days.

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Digital Video Decoder the LSI device that decodes NTSC or PAL analog video signals into YCbCr and RGB digital data may be faulty.
Better take it to an authorized TV service station to test its functionality.

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Make sure that the signal from the source is correctly bieng given into the tv.please check it with the other available input source like dvd players ,playstations etc...

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Try rest by unplugging and plugging after minnimum 10minutes.or directly operating from the tv instead of remote.if does not get any help.refer

Here is the contact info I found for SOVA. Hope it helps...

Registrant:
Sova Digital Inc.

17300 Dallas Pkwy Suite 3158
Dallas, Texas 75248
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: SOVAUSA.COM
Created on: 12-Feb-04
Expires on: 12-Feb-07
Last Updated on: 22-Feb-06

Administrative Contact:
, yongshen@sovadigital.com
Sova Digital Inc.
17300 Dallas Pkwy Suite 3158
Dallas, Texas 75248
United States


Technical Contact:
, yongshen@sovadigital.com
Sova Digital Inc.
17300 Dallas Pkwy Suite 3158
Dallas, Texas 75248
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+1 (972)8181088

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Hi,

Initially, have you tried a full hard reset? If not, pls unplug from the mains. Most current devices would reset and revert back to factory default settings (assuming no internal hardware fault) when unplugged for a considerable period of time (from a few minutes to a couple of hours). Of course doing a hard reset erases all glitches as well as user settings and configurations.

Pls post back for any development(s) or even the lack of it.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Good luck and kind regards.

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    Louie Role Jul 01, 2008

    Hi again,

    To my knowledge, the message "Invalid Mode" refers to a function that your TV is trying to enable but since it is not part of its regular features, the system has frozen. Hence my suggestion of a reset. It appears that you have a firmware glitch. This could have been brought about by an accidental pressing of a combinations of keys in your remote or simply, the firmware acted up.

    If the reset for hours (or even overnight) was not corrective, then perhaps your TV would require a firmware update/flash and which can only be done at an authorized service center.




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I think there may be no signal from the cable to the unit

please make sure about the signal

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Please unplug the tv form the mains and wait for 30 min and replug it power on if still displays same please change the video format and try connecting a dvd player to tv ,..........

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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    Anand Kumar Jul 01, 2008

    If you would like to attempt a DIY, you will need a service manual to guide you. You can find one here:
    http://servicemanuals.vstore.ca/



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