At first I thought my remote had gone nuts because the tv kept showing up the menus and volume controls and mute etc. on the screen. After a few days the front panel started working real crazy also. No matter what button I pushed sometime it would show up as the correct menu and sometimes it would not. Then without anyone pushing anything and all the batteries out of all the remotes, the tv would start runnig through its menus. Finally the on/off switch stopped working correctly. I would have to push the volume button to turn the tv on and unplug it to turn it off. After looking at some other suggestions on this site, I took off the back of my tv and looked inside. I then removed the front panel buttons all together and actually unplugged them from the motherboard. Now the tv works without crazy images appearing. (I run the volume and channel changing through other things) I just have to plug and unplug the tv to turn it on and off. This is okay but I would like to know what that part is actually called (and it's part number) and if you think it would be expensive to buy a new one. And if there is a good place to buy it online. I'd appreciate any help.
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How old is this set? some of the late 90's early 2ks had issues with the Gemstar module, then you also said that you unplugged the buttons, if unplugging the buttons fixed your problem, you probably have contamination in the buttons and they are $2 switches, I would replace all 8 (if you have 8) as I do in some of the CTC169 Chassis televisions, depends upon your level of expertise and such. This set has the Guide+ system and I think that you might have a Gemstar issue still, it is a little 2" square box that has 2 ribbon cables that plug into it, and is fairly easily replaceable.
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U get those codes, if available, from the manufacturer of your universal remote. And remember that a universal remote only offers limited functions such as volume, change channels, mute, power on/off. Video input changes, menus and other items are not included.
The Philips remote is set to "push trough" the volume/mute to the TV for devices that typically don't have a volume function. Older versions of Philips remote used to allow you to select the device to push volume to, but for some reason this is no longer available (or at least I haven't found out how to). So here is the solution I used.
Teach (learning function) the remote to use whatever device you like for volume/mute.
1, Press the button for the device you would like to change 2. Hold down "learn" and the button you want to teach ex. "volume up" until the red light comes on 3. Place the original remote of the device you would like to change the volume on 5-10 cm away from your Philips remote and press "volume up" for this example 4. Repeat these steps for the "volume down" and "mute" buttons 5. Repeat these steps for other devices you would like to "push through" volume/mute to a device other than TV
Hope this helps others. I did find that some devices like SAT may not allow you to change the volume/mute, but otherwise this workaround does the trick.
Could be a contact piece of the MUTE button from your remote that is causing it. Go out and Big Lots or Radio Shack to get a cheap universal remote control(big lots would be between $5-$10) Pick up the code for it,and when the tv happens again,your the OLD remote MUTE button to turn it back on and then put away this remote control and use the new universal remote control. However,if the problem is coming from the manual MUTE button on the TV,you need a repair tech, to fix it! solutiondoct
i have a same problem, but on a rx-v1070, worked fine for a long time and one day i just turned it on and boom light blinking and no sound, if i crank the volume to about 80-90% i get distorted sound, i think our amps are gone, checked the fuses and they seem ok. Most likely its the amp. This unit was around $1200 back in a day. And it still produces sounds better then many recievers in stores today, too bad it has no 5.1ch surround.anybody have a solution pls let me know, for now i have a weak pioneer with 5.1 but no power.