POSESSED TV//SOUND MUTES M-F @ 9:30 AM//NEVER ON SAT OR SUN//HELP
YES IT'S TRUE, THIS DAMN TV WILL GO MUTE EVERY WEEKDAY AT 9:30 AM...WE HAVE TO UNPLUG IT, PLUG IT BACK IN AGAIN TO GET SOUND BACK. THIS PROCEDURE HAPPENS 3 TIMES BETWEEN 9:30 & 9:45....THEN IT'S FINE ALL DAY. FUNNY THING IS THAT IT NEVER HAPPENS ON SAT. OR SUN. WE HAVE LOOKED AT EVERYTHING IN THE MENU AND THERE IS NO TIMERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SOUND. THE ONLY TIMER IS ON THE SLEEPER MODE AND THAT IS NOT SET UP. THIS WE KNOW IS AN OLDER MODEL BUT THE PICTURE IS GREAT...NO OTHER PROBLEMS. CAN YOU HELP BEFORE MY WIFE THROWS HER COFFEE CUP THROUGH IT?!?!?!
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Re: POSESSED TV//SOUND MUTES M-F @ 9:30 AM//NEVER ON SAT...
Many stations broadcast seperate audio channels to allow commentary or alternate languages to be heard if desired. If this setting has been altered in your television, it would explain why this happens on schedule, as it would be associated with the programming at that time. I recommend navigating your audio settings and looking for "SAP." If this is selected, turn it back to "Stereo," "Mono," or whatever other option is applicable to your audio setup.
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If you have an older style television and you have cable-then you have 2 remotes-somehow,the tv part went on mute but when you check your sound with the cable remote-it shows high level of bars which makes for confusion!Get out the old tv remote &select your menu then sound &take it off mute----You'll probably see see--sound off! Turn sound on and adjust your sound bars with same tv remote till just a bit more than 1/2 way up.That way you will not have to use cable remote to make it louder-much.In case,you forgot where you put your tv remote& only have cable one--think you can still get it off mute--byshutting down the cable part(which you have probably done several Xs by accident)---and then with cable light not coming on-right- only the tv light =try & adjust with cable remote by pressing mute button-should see MUTE go off!Then bring your cable button back into play and should be all set to go.If that does'nt work and your tv is still a tube tv might need a new part.But hope it was the simple problem.& that I managed to help you.Bye.
If the mute is ok, you want to check if your have a cable or sat box that the mute on those are ok as well, if so then your looking at a internal issue with the TV that would involve repair.
1. unplug the tv wait 10-15 seconds then plug it back into the wall outlet.
2. unplug any cable boxes or sat boxes that might be causing the issue.
If you still are having issues you might want to check it into a local repair shop near you, but take this advice for what its worth you might wind up paying more for the repair then the purchase of a nice flat panel.
Make sure if you do take it into a shop that there registered with the BBB and do not have complaints registered as those shops could end you paying more money.
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Hello! Try the audio out. Run the audio to a receiver to see if the audio is there. If it is, then I'd leave it hooked up to the receiver and save yourself some money. If there is not any low level audio out then I'd fix the set. The only Sony set I've ever seen that was not worth fixing was a 32" model from the early 1990's that had bad picture tubes after only 5 years. I am a Sony factory trained tech. Good Luck!
Go in to the menu for the sound setup. Make sure that the sound is not on MUTE, or SAP. Make sure that the speakers of the TV are in the ON mode, or any sound system that the set feeds is setup okay for the TV.
It is possible by coincidense that something in the audio section of the set has failed.
All of this has nothing to do with sitting on a remote control...!!!
there are two things that can cause this, 1 there is a muting transistor on the bottom of the PCB that is a surface mount transistor that goes short. this is the channel mute transistor. when you change channels it is designed to mute the static between channel changes. if it shorts then it mutes. 2 the EE-PROM is defective and needs to be replaced. i'de go with the transistor first. if you are unequipped to do this repair have a tech do it.