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Rca f36673et flashing picture

My rca's stuck on ch.03 and the sound and picture is cutting in and out wthf ups with tha?

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  • jafjames84 Aug 26, 2008

    already have univesial remote forgot to say that no buttons work either

  • jafjames84 Aug 27, 2008

    fixed it myself!!! the front buttons are stuck so i used my universial remote as suggested and got it to work properly thanks to everyone for their suggestions.

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Yea u the man always

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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    Jalal Sordo Aug 27, 2008

    always try things in ur own maybe u r the one who gonna solve it !!

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Your problem is that you have a problem with chanel 3 ???

If so...the problem is improper tuning (channel tuning also can be lost automatically)...

no problem with the remote or any thing else >> what you need is to re tune the channel...

if you don't know how to tune...you can look into the user manual...

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Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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Hi,

A couple of possibilities:

  • faulty firmware (flashing required);
  • channel memory erased (needs reprogramming);
  • depending on how cable signal goes in (VCR, tuner or Cable box), a probable fault in your incoming cable signal;
  • hardware problem which could simply be a loose connection, cold solder in in some cases, logic circuitry.
The last of course requires familiarity with electronic circuitry and components, use of a soldering iron and perhaps even a DVM. Should you be uncomfortable, then perhaps your best bet wold be to seek the services of a qualified professional.

As I have normally responded to similar concerns on probable cold solder issues, Additional information:
  • cold solder issues - each component is soldered into small holes on the printed circuit board which in turn connects said component to the other components. Due to time, heat, use, some solder joints would be cracked or loose. It is possible that the cold solder is still minimally connected (hanging by a thread). When the TV turns on heat would be generated which would be sufficient to further loosen up the solder joint to the point it no longer provides electrical contact. Jarring the unit creates movement inside enough to re establish the contact, sometime good enough sometimes not enough.
  • Again, since the unit still operates (sometimes) then it is highly probable that there are no defective components. As you have posted on then off then on, it is possibly a loose connection, solder joints are "connections" except that molten soldering lead is used to attach/connect the component to the board, "loose connection" in this sense is equal to "cold solder".
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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If your TV still does not turn on after unplugging , then you will have to retry for a longer period of time. Try longer periods of time such as overnight. And you must unplug the monitor from all connections that can supply power to the monitor. It is recommended to remove all connections. If still not working,then it maybe a loose contact or cold solder.
Cold solder issues - each component is soldered into small holes on the printed circuit board which in turn connects said component to the other components. Due to time, heat, use, some solder joints would be cracked or loose. It is possible that the cold solder is still minimally connected (hanging by a thread). When the TV turns on heat would be generated which would be sufficient to further loosen up the solder joint to the point it no longer provides electrical contact. Jarring the unit creates movement inside enough to re establish the contact, sometime good enough sometimes not enough.

Again, since the unit still operates (sometimes) then it is highly probable that there are no defective components. As you have surmised, it is possibly a loose connection, solder joints are "connections" except that molten soldering lead is used to attach/connect the component to the board, "loose connection" in this sense is equal to "cold solder".

Again on the assumption of no defective parts, then seeking a more experienced buddy for the soldering might be to your advantage. This is of course in addition to the possible electrical hazards when repairing....

Good luck:

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Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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    LORETO LACARON Aug 26, 2008

    Resetting the TV
    If the buttons on the remote AND the buttons on the TV case do not work (channels do not change and you cannot open or navigate the menu), the TV has stopped responding. Reset the TV as follows:

    NOTE:
    Some TVs have a reset button. If available and accessible, try using the reset buttons before using the steps below. Using the reset buttons can save time.


    1. Unplug the TV power cord from the power outlet.
    2. Unplug any connected devices (DVD, Set-top boxes, etc...)
    3. Press and hold the TV power button for five seconds.
    4. Plug the TV power cord back into the power outlet and turn on the TV.
    5. Open the on-screen menu to confirm that the TV is responding again.
    6. Turn off the TV and reconnect the devices.
    7. Turn on the TV.

    hope this may help;

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    VOTIT

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    LORETO LACARON Sep 01, 2008

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My suggestion is to buy a universal remote, which comes with instructions to program your remote to your tv, and you should be able to fix your problem

Good luck........

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Aug 26, 2008

    How about changing the channel from the TV control itself, did you try that??

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