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Changing changes without notice

I just received this TV. the TV changes channels on it's own. kind of like if your sitting on the remote (but of course we're not). does anyone know if this is an easy fix or something I need to take to a shop to fix.

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The easiest thing to check is if the channel up or down buttons are not pushed in too far forcing the switch to make contact all the time,the other possible reason is some of the cleaning solution or water might have gone down to the buttons and creating a short making the switch active all the time.For this reason you will need the help of a servicer to find you the parts and replace them.Let Us know if you need more information.

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