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Remote Sensor on TV Doesn't Work and Can't Manually Adjust Menu

I bought this TV from Craigslist for cheap. I knew the remote didn't work when I bought it, but figured I could either use the cable box remote or manually adjust the TV using the keys on the front panel. Imagine my surprise when I find out the remote DOES work, but the TV remote sensor does not! Not only that, I cannot scroll thru the menu using the front panel buttons. Not sure why, btu they do not seem to work. I have no idea what to do. The captions to the TV are stuck on, and I do not have a cable box yet, so who knows if I can access the menu with a cable box remote. My dilemma: How do you remove the cover of the TV?? Is there any way to fix the buttons on the front panel so I can get to the menu? And is there any way to fix/replace a remote sensor without paying a technician hundreds in repair fees? Oh and I am sure it isn't the remote. It programmed my DVD player just fine. Thanks!

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  • Kait Brown Aug 20, 2006

    By "TV remote sensor" I mean the sensor ON THE TV, not on the remote itself.

  • ah3607 Nov 11, 2007

    My tv sensor does not work. I clicked child safty on tv and now i have no way to turn the chanels and I cant work anything. what do i do?

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    I have a Philips TV and the TV does not pick up the signal from the remote either. The channel is changed by the cable box so that I can do but I can't change the volume or turn the TV on or off, or switch over to the DVD or another item.

  • skbluesk Aug 03, 2008

    The TV sensor (Philips) won't work. I can't turn TV on or off, adjust the volume or switch from tv to dvd etc. It really stinks. I basically can't use my other equipment.

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    The remote sensor on my TV won't work. Does this site offer solutions to these problems or what?

  • lodom Nov 15, 2008

    I have a 27" Toshiba CRT television. I have been using a Sony Universal remote to operate the Dish box and TV. But the started responding less and less to the remote until nothing. I thought the remote was worn out.

    So I switched to the original remote but it doesn't work either. I do know the remote is working since I can see it flashing through my cell phone camera.

    Is the a replaceable item?



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I bought tv ,just week ago and tv sensor on tv want wwork, that why we cant use remote.

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