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I believe my ir sensor on my tv is no longer working, I have seen on the internet where several people have replaced their own. Please tell me how this is done, and where I may order/buy one

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Did you verify that the remote is putting out the signal?
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.

You can try to see if he has the IR receiver board in stock if it is bad for sure.

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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  • skapmcginty Mar 25, 2011

    Took a while to get back, but yes. I tested the remote and I do see it working through the camera.
    I called Philips and they had me put a piece of tape over the ir sensor to block interference, and that also does not work. Is this a hard piece to replace? Could I do it?

  • Bud Martin
    Bud Martin Mar 25, 2011

    Replacing the IR receiving module is just a matter of taking the TV apart and install a new assembly, the problem right now is that I cannot locate the replacement board for this model.
    To be sure that the module is bad or not is to check the signal output of the receiver with an Oscilloscope or just put in a new board which usually runs about $20.

  • skapmcginty Mar 25, 2011

    I have just discovered that I had actually bought a service plan for this set! And I am still covered, yeah! Will follow up when tv is fixed.

  • Bud Martin
    Bud Martin Mar 25, 2011

    Well, that is great news!



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