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TV changes video source randomly

The TV is about a year old, and just recently developed an odd problem. My cable signal is sent to the TV via component cables, but all of a sudden, the TV decided that it is actually looking for the cable source and cuts out (since there is no cable source)
And the TV will keep searching for a signal that is not there!
Sometimes, you can use the remote to switch it back; other times it simply jumps right back to the missing cable source.

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  • rabele Sep 01, 2008

    Actually, the problem seems to have shifted for a bit, and has just today resumed.

    For a while, the volume became the issue, and it would just start adjusting itself with no input from me.

    Tonight, it resumed the original problem


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Hi again,

At your convenience, would appreciate an update on status of your concern.

Cheers.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Sep 01, 2008

    Pls check if any of the buttons on the front panel of the TV is stuck pressed down.

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