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The remote on my vizio tv will not operate the tv. The remote has new batteries and the remote lights up when the buttons are pushed. It will work occasionally but not very often. What can I do.

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Well, we need to test the remote to see if it is actually sending out the IR signals to the TV IR receiver.
Testing remote control:
The remote control puts out IR (InfraRed) signal that human eyes cannot see, to find out if the remote is sending out the signal or not you just point the remote at the digital camera's Lens (Digital Camera can detect IR), you should see flashing light on the camera's screen when any one of the remote button is pushed. If you do see the flashing on the camera, then the problem is in the TV IR receiver or the main logic board; more troubleshooting with scope will be needed to look at the signals.
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http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7406380-tv_training_manuals
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