I have a 9 month old RCA 20 inch tv. Lately it has started acting weirdly. it turns on/off by itself and if i press any button it turns on/off. it is also not responding to remote. any suggestion would be helpful Thanks Charleson
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I just want to ask you something before I give the solution, does the unit gone to start-up problem (needs warm-up before it finally turn on, needs to pressed the power button key several times, needs to unplug from the outlet and plug it back in)before, you have said that you've encountered it last few months?
I hope that after 9 months, you have gotten this resolved but if you have any problems, or you have another remote you would like to program, here are some simple steps!!!
The first instructions here are for a power scan, which scans the tv for the correct code for the remote. You just hold down the clear TV button until all lights at the top of the remote light up, then press the Power button, then press the up arrow about once a second, until the tv turns off. If the tv turns off, press the # (pound) button. Try your volume and to power the tv on/off. If one or both of these do not work, start the process over.
If you want to use only codes, here are the steps:
1. Hold down the clear TV button until all lights at the top of the remote light up.
2. Punch in the 3-digit code (provided below for RCA tv.)
3. Press the # (pound) button
4. Try the volume, and to power the tv on/off. If one or both do not work, start again at step 1 with a different code.
there is an auto search method....some remotes you can hold the tv button down and then the select button simultanteously for a few seconds to make the light turn red and then proceed with codes, when you get the right code you press the select button again, the light blinks and you are done..... well with out a code its the luck of the draw..... the auto search method is similar to programming the code in....hold the tv button and the select button for a couple seconds until the tv button lights up, but instead of a code.....press the channel up button(that represents the first autosearch code), continue until the tv turns itself off and then press the select button to lock it into the remote...........if you go past the trigger point you can channel down to backtrack.... otherwise drop it in the toilet until it wont work, call the cable company and have them send out a tech with anew remote. they cant charge you for their equipment not working correctly. trust me, i am a supervisor at a major cable company.
the problem lies in themain board in the tv. you can buy one from ebay for around $80 used. its not to bad to replace either. just remove the back panel the main board it the tin/ metal wit hthe ciruit board in it on the left side same side as the power botton just unplug the 5-7 wires and unscrew the 2-3 screws and carfully side that board out and replace with a new workign one and put back together and you should be good to go.
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I have the same problem with the same size 20" RCA tv. Mine is a little over 2years old. After turning itself off and on whenever it felt like it, now it blinks off and on nonstop every few seconds and nothing makes it stop......please help
Hi, I had the "Ghost In The Machine". I tried out what I descibed in my original posting.
#1. I unplugged The Set.
#2. I pushed in and held in the power button in for about 5 minutes before bedtime. ( The PC trick I learned) I gave it 5 minutes because a tv set has much more power inside it.
#3. I again pushed in and held the power button in again for 3 minutes the next morning.
#4. I plugged the tv in again. The red standby light was lit. The set did not immeadiatly come on when I tried to power it up.
#5. 5 Minutes later I returned and hit the power button on the remote and it came on like nothing ever was wrong.
#6. It has been fine now for 3 days!!! Powers up when commanded and shuts down like normal. It has yet to come back on or act up as it was doing.
I will keep a watch on it and if it starts up acting again I will repost. I hope this information will be of use to anyone who experienced the same problem. It didn't cost a dime, just some patience. Thanks for a forum that people can exchange information and save trouble and money unless all options are exhausted. Bill