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Posted on Sep 30, 2007

LG tv turns on by itself

After turning off tv, the tv turns itself on and begins channel surfing. The tv also locks up and remote is unable to be used, the side buttons work, but the tv has a mind of its own.

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  • hauntedtv Jun 30, 2008

    Same Problem: LG LCD was working great, then one day I noticed the tv was on, surfing through channels, and nobody was around. I figured it was one of the kids that was playing with the remote, but then just like in a horror film, I saw the remote on the couch !!! I figured the ghost would not dare do this twice, so I kept the remote with me, and a few minute later it happened again !!!  This time I unplugged the power cord and it.....did not happen again... thank God ( Iwas about to call a priest.)

    I plugged the tv again and it keeps surfing thru the channels. Any fix??

  • jessica237 Nov 21, 2008

    I have the same exact issue... Did any of you solve this???

  • happyjack1 Jan 14, 2009

    Yep, brand new LG37 with side buttons and within 10 days is turning on by itself and the handset locks up. Only way to get it going is to play with the side buttons on the TV.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Panel won't work on TV. Turns off with remote then turns right back on.


1 Answer



This problem is with the inner small micro-swtches ,the side buttons inside are getting intermittantely short...changing of those switches will solve the prob. tc--

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