"...and an intermittent problem responding to the
remote. I had a service person check it out and was going to have it
repaired because it still looks and sounds very good. The part was
available at a cost of about $85-90 plus about $40 for the service.
However, the service person didn't want to come back again for
another service call because I was too far and it was not profitable
for him, so the part was never replaced.
The remote control is OK. It is the receiving module in the TV that
has a low voltage problem. If anyone is electronically handy it
probably is an easy fix to install a new module or it can be use
without the remote with the buttons on the TV."
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Hello, sorry to hear that you having issues with your remote or TV.
First, comes the most common questions but its worth a shot, Did you replace the batteries?
Second, You could try and clean the infrared eye on the tv with a moist cloth to make sure the window on it is not dirty or blocked from the line of sight of the remote.
Also check you batteries once more, also take the batteries out of the remote and push on the buttons as one ore more could be stuck causing the remote to malfunction.
Worse cases are bad remote or bad control board in the TV witch cause it not to respond to the remote. First check the remote very well. You could also replace the remote at www.remotes.com or purchase a universal remote as well.
Only if the new remotes do not work you would call it a bad control board in the tv witch could cost around $90 to replace if there are part available.
Most cases would be the remotes batteries or connectors itself or batteries incorrectly installed.
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Batteries are good? 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. Parts: www.shopjimmy.com www.remotes.com
If it is in the TV, it may not be worth putting the money into old 20
U have the original remote.Push the button said input or video to get out back regular tv.Or push the button on the front of the bottom of the tv pannel said menu push that button pick tv. U don't try Website 1-800- Remotes Factory Original.To buy an original or compatible remote.
could be the remote sencer that is in the tv or bad swithes that are leaking. I have seen this happen before the sencer is a small electronic eye that picks up the signal from your remote when you push the buttons on it. The switches im talking about are small button switches that are soldered to a board right behind where you would push the power button and chanel buttons on the set itself. I would start with the switches frist if it was me. Some times you can trace the wires on the front where the switches are and unplug that set of wires and stil use the remote to turn on the set to see if it still does the same thing. The remote sencer on some models are pluged in seperate if so then this should help you to trouable shoot this problem.
You can test the remote by holding it very close to an AM radio receiver and pushing the buttons on the remote. You may have to tune the radio accross the AM bamd to pick up the remote's signal. You should hear a popping sound each time a button is pressed.
You need to hold the remote near the tuner of the AM radio.
If you can't pick up a signal then you need to replace the remote.
If you do pick up a signal then possibly the remote receiver in your TV is bad or the remote is not putting out the proper IR signal.
On those particular Magnavox TV's you have to use the original type of remote to power it back on then un-lock the parental lock. It is a bummer that nothing else will work. Here is a link to purchase a replacement remote..
I pressed "Demo" on the front of my TV and it worked, I have an old Sony KP-53XBR35 VIDEOSCOPE XBR - no original remote and the Universal remote has PIP button but would not shut it off.
Finally it's off!!!!