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Posted on Sep 22, 2007

TV not responding to Remote

I have the same problem as several people on the site. My new 42 in LCD set (42LB4D) has stopped responding to the remote control. It worked fine for a few days (like 3) when we brought it back from the store, nut now it does not respond. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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  • fmckinnon Nov 10, 2007

    same problem - lasted a couple of mos.

  • mark1973 Nov 17, 2007

    I have the same problem I tried using another remote from an identical tv. powered it down and tried to perform a master reset but cannot without a remote control. I will try ringing LG for a firmware update as suggested.

  • SteveDean Dec 02, 2007

    Same problem. After an hour on hold with LG I was told to call tomorrow and hung up on. I have a lot of LG equipment. I will not buy any more!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    i have the same problem what the f--k

  • Gunner81 Dec 31, 2007

    I have the exact same problem with the LG 42LB4D. Have it up and running for maybe 1/2 an hour and it stopped responding to the remote...only after turning my volume all the way up. I guess I was just wondering what solution on the board here was found to work...is it a firmware thing or does it need to be serviced? Any help greatly appreciated.

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2008

    I have the same problem, and I have tried contacting customer service, but I've been put on hold for hours twice.

    Any ideas on how to fix this problem?

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    need remote codes

  • rsmagee73 Sep 07, 2008

    I changed the batteries in the remote thinking this was the problem, no change. I have a seperate infer red system for all my elecrtonics, so I tryed the original remote that came with the TV with fresh batteries, it also did not work. I believe it the infer red senesr is out on the TV.

  • Anonymous Sep 21, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my TV. What a piece of .....


  • bdog13 Feb 13, 2009

    I'm am having trouble programming a universal remote to the plasma tv from a game sapling unit from wal mart can somone help me

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    I have an LG 32 tv . The problem is that it locks on to the station i am watching and i cannot change channels. I have to switch it off and on to make it work, and then it will be ok for about 10 mins and then lock up again. Its only just over a year old.
    Please can anybody help me.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    TV not responding to the remote

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    hitachi plasma display does not respond to button controls on main unit, although it does dispay etc OK on the one channel, have just brought a new remote, how do I get them working correctly


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I have the same problem. LG has to take care of all these problems, it's not one issue, looks like they have mass deffect going on. First my remote, now all buttons on TV are not responding.



LG had a run of bad diodes in some of there lcd tv's recently but have been good about fixing those effected units. Tv's will not respond the remote and may turn on and off by itself and cycle thru channels.





Needs fireware update call LG

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