23 inch coby flatscreen wont power on clicking noises
After purchasing it a year ago, I have had all sorts of problems with a Coby 23" LEDTV2326 since buying it new in the box at a very reputable long time established, high end pawn shop. It is hooked up to HDMI to my cable box and was working fine for the first 9 months and then it started showing the blue light coming on, but no picture. It is turned on and off through my cable box remote control. Every day it takes longer and I'm not even sure each time what it takes to get it to come on, but I just read something about sharing the power with another device (the cable box) in the same outlet. So, I unplugged both tv and cable box, then just plugged in tv without the cable box plugged into the outlet. I pushed only the tv button on with the remote, the blue light came on and the tv came on all the way on. I then plugged in the cable box and it eventually came on with the HDMI signal and the tv was again working as usual. I suspect somehow this relationship between the cable box and the tv is the problem, but I'm not sure. It also seems that this HDMI source is a problem even though the tv is designed for it. The TV picture is perfectly fine, so I have a hard time believing the failure of the tv to come on is tied to a flawed part in a 1-2 year-old tv, particularly when the picture looks perfectly fine with no defects and the blue Led light on the tv come on. I think it has something to do with the HDMI line to the cable box not transmitting an effective picture to the tv reception. Cox Communications Cable is one of the worst of the worst companies for giving customers old, outdated and defective cable boxes, cable lines and their customer service is horrible and unhelpful. So customers think it is their tv, when it is really the cable box. That's why the blue light to the tv comes on, but no picture - maybe. I found out that the last cable box they gave me was no longer even manufactured and hadn't been manufactured in two years prior to the one they gave me, it was refurbished, yet they were going to stick me with the same model when the other one broke down with whining and clicking noises and it was a DVR recording cable box and I didn't even order their monthly DVR service. They stuck me with it because they wanted to lure me later into ordering the DVR program recording service. That box was a nightmare. Every night, Cox would load their entire tv programming for the next 24 hours into the box so they could record my viewing habits without my permission and then drop in commercials based on my viewing habits in the middle of other commercials that would suddenly disappear when they clicked over to the inserted commercials based upon my perceived viewing habits. They hook up my computer and my phone all onto one system with the tv and it gets to be very "big brotherish" like all the other data collection scandals that are violating our privacy rights.
Apr 15, 2014 |
Televison & Video