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Turns on by itself

The TV turns on by itself, several times a day. Does anyone have a fix for this problem?

Posted by Legs54 on

  • Legs54 Nov 04, 2007

    We also changed out the batteries.

  • olmo5 Nov 16, 2007

    Same tv but the problem is opposite. It just turns off. Checked the timers and they are all off. It is getting worse. Now it will happen every 20 - 30 seconds and it is annoying. Any solutions, besides throwing out a window. Its only 1yr old.

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Hide the remote so that the set cannot "see" it. A remote control can cause these "ghostly events"..accordianman

Posted on Nov 04, 2007

  • Michael Borelli Nov 04, 2007

    OK.! Now the fix is to find out what's causing the remote to act like this. If you're up to it, GENTLY pry open the remote casing after taking out all the screws. CAREFULLY noting where all the goodies go. What we are looking for is moisture on the board.WARNING! Do nothing until you finish reading this! Take care and BLOT,DON'T RUB the board to dry it out. Do the same for the soft rubber inlay. The key is to dry it only, and not neccessarily clean it, as the remote rubber and board have a coating that must remain intact for it to function. Reassemble and try it. If this does not work, acquire a new remote...accordianman

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