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Remote control does not work for my plasma tv

I have a 42" LG Plasma TV, model #42PC3DVA, not even a year old. We use a universal remote that comes with our digital cable package that we use instead of the original remote that came with the t.v. Anyways, my problem is that, out of the blue, all of a sudden we're not able to turn the tv on or off, or turn the volume up or down with BOTH remotes (plasma and cable). We're able to change the channels just fine, but as for volume and power control...zilch. We're thinking it has something to do with the laser in the t.v. Any suggestions on what to do?

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  • mikey321 May 11, 2008

    i have the exact same tv, exact same issue. did you ever find a fix? i assume the infrared receiver in the tv is shot since i have 2 remotes that worked just the other day. granted one remote is the one that came with the tv and only operates the tv so i suppose it could be faulty, but my other remote is a universal remote that came with my dish network receiver and it operates the satellite and my dvd player still just fine.

    id be interested to know what you ended up finding out. [email protected]

  • dpmc65 Jul 19, 2008


    just happened to ur LG. No remote control will work. Not comcast DVR or the remote that came with the TV. What next?

  • bm2414 Oct 11, 2008

    my LG remote suddenly quit turning power on and off, stop changing channels, and would not change input

  • protrade57 Dec 19, 2008

    Do I need a NEW remote or what is wrong? My comcast remote will not control Volume, On/off, just channel change. Where can I get a remote? and Cost? Or is that not the problem?

  • not2techno Dec 21, 2008

    my remote does not turn my LG tv on. Sometimes it will turn it off, change the channel a few times before that quits, works the valume a few times, and will access the other functions three or four times before it stops working...but it will not turn the tv on!

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    TV doesn't respond to any controls. Cable remote will change channels but no volume control. Tv remote has no effect on TV. Controls on TV don't work either. New batteries in remote.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Have a RCA universal remote need code 4 digit


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I also had this same problem. Both the original remote and my universal remote failed to give any response on the TV. Normally the green light flashes when it receives a command from the remote. Called LG Support and they made me an appointment with a local repair company for 3 days later. This seemed pretty quick compared to other companies repair times I'd read about. However next day the repair company called to say it would be 5 more days before they could get a Tech to my location (downtown ATL). 8 days was a long time to wait but once tech arrived he diagnosed it to a bad board and simply went to his truck and swapped it out with mine under factory warranty. Everything has been fine since.

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Sounds strange, sounds like an issue with the TV itself, and not the remote. You could try ordering a remote from a site like http://www.remotecontrolhookup.com/lg/ or you might be best suited to call LG and see if they can send out someone to look at the tv.

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Well the first thing you need to figure out is if the problem is in the remote or the TV, right?

So what I'd do is get a universal remote - they're like $5 at Target - and try to command the TV with it.

That's one quick, easy and affordable way to know where the problem is. And it gets you to have a spare universal remote, just in case.

Once you know more, you explore the options.

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