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TV STUCK IN "DEMO MODE"

AFTER CALLING TECH SUPPORT I LEARNED THAT THE TELEVISION WAS STUCK IN DEMO MODE...REVIEWING ITS MENU OPTIONS COMPLETELY ON ITS OWN. THE TELEVISION IS PRETTY MUCH COMPLETELY UNRESPONSIVE TO THE REMOTE CONTROL EVEN AFTER PUTTING IN NEW BATTERIES AND RESETING THE DEVICE BY PRESSING ALL THE BUTTONS WHILE THE BATTS WERE NOT YET IN (AT THE SUGGESTION OF THE TECH SUPPORT GUY). I HAVE EVEN TRIED UNPLUGING THE TELEVISION FOR HOURS AT A TIME AND NOTHING CHANGES. THE OWNERS MANUAL SAYS TO PRESS RECALL, EXIT, OR POWER ON THE REMOTE BUT LIKE I SAID THE TELEVISION IS UNRESPONSIVE TO THE REMOTE. IT ALSO MENTIONED PRESSING RECALL ON THE TV SET BUT I DON'T SEE A RECALL BUTTON. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

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  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    My Toshiba started doing the same thing today. Any suggestions?

  • lisa1706 Aug 20, 2008

    My TV recently starting havin the same issues. I have tried everything. I recently emailed Toshiba's customer service box for advice. If they resopnd with anything valuable I will post their suggestions. In the mean time, can someone give any new advice besides get a new TV? Thanks!

  • melanie b Nov 12, 2008

    My tv is a Toshiba 32A33 or 32A43. It is stuck on demo mode and I have tried to stop it but it is going on 4 weeks now.Sometimes it will stop on it's own, but not for more than a few minutes.I have tried new batteries, I have unplugged it for hours at a time, I have gone into menu and demo mode and pressed "stop". It is not responsive to the remote menu or the TV menu. My television is a 2003 Toshiba 32A33 or 32A43.Why are so many people having problems with this??? I don't want to pay for a new TV just yet. I am hoping someone knows how to solve this problem. ??

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    Same thing here. The television is about 200 lbs. (huge). Can't ship it out anywhere at a reasonable price. Anyone have any answers?

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I had the same problem with my TV, This is the way i fixed the problem i took a hammer and banged on the menu button a few times and know the tv works great!!!. Little weird huh:)

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I had the same problem...was told to unplug the TV for one minute, this resets it. Within an hour the menu started again. Then I was told to UNPLUG the TV for 4 hours...this worked and menu screen hasn't come up since! Try it!

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

  • nwauntie Feb 07, 2009

    Well, my T started Demo mode again, apparently the 4 hour unplugging is temporary. sorry all.

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The brand name Samsung is in the middle of the screen. I wish to remove it and with no manual I do not know what to do. Also there are other messages fliping on and off the screen too.


Method 1

To remove your TV from Shop Mode or Store Demo Mode, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Volume + button on the side panel of your TV. If your TV does not have a side panel, press the Volume button on the front panel. The TV displays the volume bar.
  2. With the volume bar displayed on the screen immediately press and hold the MENU button on the side panel of your TV for about seven seconds. Again, if your TV does not have a side panel, press the MENU button on the front panel. If Dynamic or Dynamic Mode is displayed on the screen, your TV has been removed from Shop Mode or Store Demo Mode.

    Note: You may want to press the INFO button on your remote again to confirm you TV is no longer in Shop Mode or Store Demo Mode.

Method 2
  1. Press the Volume button on your remote. The TV displays the volume bar.
  2. With the volume bar displayed on the screen immediately press and hold the MENU button on the side panel of your TV for about seven seconds. Again, if your TV does not have a side panel, press the MENU button on the front panel. If Dynamic or Dynamic Mode is displayed on the screen, your TV has been removed from Shop Mode or Store Demo Mode.

    Note: You may want to press the INFO button on your remote again to confirm you TV is no longer in Shop Mode or Store Demo Mode.

Method 3
  1. Change your TV to the "TV" source. The TV source is the coax (RF) source. It does not matter if you do not have anything connected to this source.
  2. Press the MENU button.
  3. Use the ??² or ??¼ button to select the "Setup" portion of the menu, and then press the ENTER button.
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    Note: On many TVs the menu sections name is displayed on the left side of the menu and sideways.

  1. The "Plug & Play" option should be highlighted if it is not use the ??² or ??¼ arrow to select "Plug & Play" option, and then press ENTER.
  2. Note: If the "Plug & Play" option is grayed out and can't be selected this means that you are not on the TV (Coax (RF)) source. Please return to step 1.

  1. Follow the on screen instructions. When the options comes up select "Home" instead of "Shop".
  2. Finish going through the plug and play option and your TV will no longer be in Shop Mode or Store Demo.

Feb 01, 2011 | Samsung TXD1972 19" TV

Tip

How to Disable Philips Magnavox Demo mode


  • Many people are annoyed about demo mode coming out of nowhere and causing problems with many Magnavox televisions there is a simple process which will allow you to disable the demo mode.
  1. Television must be turned off But remain plugged in
  2. First You must place both your fingers on the VOL + and VOL - buttons on the television.
  3. Then Turn on the television while still holding the volume buttons in for about 6 seconds..
  • The demo mode will now be disabled, Some televisions may turn off after demo mode is disabled just use remote to turn television back on or use programme up and down button on television to turn it on.
  • This will work even if you don't have the original remote as it requires no remote at all its a simple process and it will work with nearly all models of Magnavox televisions.

on Aug 01, 2010 | Philips Magnavox 27MS343S 27" TV

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Toshiba 32A42A - Menu options pop up all by themself, and the TV is making its own choices. Can this be fixed or do I call a Preist for an exercism or just get rid of it ?


I had the exact same problem yesterday. It took me 1 hour and 45 minutes to find a solution. Here is the solution: It is not a stuck button or the television being 'posessed' that is resulting in the menu cycling. It is the fact that the television is in the DEMO mode. I was able to read the manual for this television online at the Toshiba website. On page 30 it states 'To stop the DEMO mode press 'recall', ''exit', or 'power'. Unfortunately the 'recall', and 'exit' button are on the original remote which I no longer have. The power button on my model is broken. I use the cable box to 'turn on the television'. In reality, the TV is never off, it is just showing a black screen when the cable box and DVD player is off. I suspect this defect in the power button has occured on other TV's experiencing this problem. I was able to push the broken power button to the inside and side of the television casing exposing a round circle that the power button pushes when the power button is not broken. I pushed this small circle to turn the television off. After about 5 seconds I pushed the button again and the television went on without the annoying menu popping up. Just unplugging the television and plugging the television back in does not work. You need to be able to push the power button, or one of the other 2 buttons on the remote previously mentioned.
Also on page 30 it explains how to activate the DEMO mode. It's not too hard to accidentally do, especially when you have kids pushing buttons haphazardly.
I hope this helps someone outthere in cyberspace! Kevin

Sep 20, 2010 | Toshiba Standard (CRT) Televisions

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Turned off demo mode but it turns back on on its own


Viewing the demonstration (DEMO) mode
The DEMO mode automatically demonstrates several features of
your TV.
To start the DEMO mode:
1. Press MENU.
2. Press left or right button to highlight the SET UP menu.
3. Press up or down button to highlight DEMO.
4. Press left or right button to highlight START.
To stop the DEMO mode:
Press RECALL, EXIT, or POWER.
I hope this helps. Thanks for using fixya.

Jan 20, 2010 | Toshiba 36A43 36" TV

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Stuck on Demo mode?


try to hit back the tv by your hand then try to resolder back the tv ic board maybe some electronic part is loose contact

Mar 24, 2009 | Panasonic CT-36G24 36" TV

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Stuck in demo mode


I had the same problem. Was told to unplug the set for 1 minute but it still was stuck in menu screen scrolling. So I was told to unplug the TV for 4 hours, it resets it I guess because it worked! Try it!

Nov 19, 2008 | Toshiba 35A44 35" TV

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Serial num 44021591 model num PR1310 C125


I have not worked on this model of set, but on many TV models, you can get it out of the demo mode by holding down the menu button for at least 10 seconds or longer.

If this does not work call the tech support for your set. They should have a definate answer. It is also possible that there is a fault condition with the set, and it is not properly responding to the front panel controls to be able to be put out of the demo mode. But, this is not a common type of fault.

Jerry G.

Sep 16, 2008 | Philips Magnavox 27MS343S 27" TV

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My Maganavox #19PSC5 0121 19''


I just found a solution elsewhere on this site...
In order to make the Demo Mode stop, you should press Volume Up and Channel Up together, and hold for four seconds. This worked for my mom's tv, I hope it works for you, mooone (and everyone else, too).

Jun 01, 2008 | Philips Magnavox 20MS3442 20" TV

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Factofy mode


AKA demo mode ?? = hold two buttons on tv front for four seconds-------try vol up & chan up or menu & power......

Otherwise,describe "factory" mode...........T.

Nov 06, 2007 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

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35 in toshiba 35A44


unplug your television,then hold together the menu and the vol+.then press the power on,when its on release together the menu and the vol+ buttons

Nov 01, 2007 | Toshiba 35A44 35" TV

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