I must have accidently clicked something & my remote says "The remote has now set up your system for this activity." I cannot change it, change a channel or even turn off the TV. I've tried to click on help but nothing happens. I've tried to click on stop, exit and am now so frustrated. I was watching TV & wanted to change the channel. Now it's just stuck on one channel (not what I wanted) & I can't even turn the TV off! What can I do?? Please help!!!
An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 20 achievements.
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
Re: remote stuck--can't change channel or turn off TV
Pull out the power plug of your TV and don't use it for few minutes. Remove batteries from your remote and keep it without batteries for few minutes. After about 15 minutes your TV and remove both will work fine.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
What was going on before you picked up the remote? Did the remote work OK to initially turn on the TV? Where you able to change channels prior to this issue? If yes, then maybe you accidently changed the source mode of the TV via the remote?
The source mode button chooses what signal you want to use for getting a signal transmitted to your TV (E.g., antenna, HDMI, etc.) If the source button is clicked to something that is not supported (E.g., Line1, or Line2, or Line3, or a particular source like the antenna option is not set-up properly to receive a signal, then you will receive a, "no signal" message".
Not sure if this will help but, I recently put an antenna on the roof of my house. I don't watch TV much but wanted to enjoy some TV, but my remote locked up and the side buttons on the TV wouldn't work either. I tried changing the battery, but no luck. There's a broadcast station 64.2 that is locking up TV's & remotes. Here's the fix that a TV repair co. gave me which did break the lock of the station 64.2.
1) unplug antenna (not roof but connection from TV to wall)
2) unplug and plug back in TV
3) find a way via remote or side buttons to scan channels
4) Go to Menu
5) EZ Setup
6) Channel Set Up-Scan Channels
7) Channel Memory
8) Digital Set Up
9) Turn Skip On for 64.2 (Delete this Channel)
10) Turn off TB
11) Hook Antenna back
You may have to play with the order to acheive the end result or figure out a way to delete 64.2, but during the process you will at least unlock from being stuck on 64.2.
Check the channel buttons on the set and make sure one of them is not stuck down. Also put the remote where it can't possibly send a signal to the tv. If it is still changing channels something internal to the set (main board...IR receiver, etc.) is the problem and you'll need to take it to a shop.
Hi my name is Roety,
I can help you with your issue ,
You either have a stuck button or a bad main board.
Running the autoscan / autoprogram with a good signal sometimes locks the TV processor to the received channels only.
If I have helped you with your issue please click accept.
If you have more questions you can still respond until this post expires,
I will reply asap
1 look for a remote stuck in a couch(or other near place) that is barely peaking out enough to change the channel.
2. Check that the channel up or down button is not stuck on the tv and or any remote that is set up for it.
3. Find the tv's infrared sensor and cover it with your hand or tape. If the channel changing stops then something is emitting infrared that is causing it to channel hop (occasionally security systems can cause this to happen) also some kids toys. Anything that emits infrared light basically.
once you have found the source (neighbor with the same brand tv for example) or a remote with the cushion pressing the button for you. then you will should be good.
Out of 30 years in the repair field, I have seen this problem maybe 4 times. Once was a stuck button on the keypad of the tv. The other time was a second remote control with a book sitting on it and it would turn the tv on and off when someone would move something on the coffee table, another time was a bad solder connections on the microprocessor on the keypad circuit board and the last time was from a humorous neighbor in an apartment complex who thought he was funny who had an all in one remote control programmed for his neighbor's tv set.
I lost the manual to this set, but last night I found the Menu button on the remote. I pressed it and then clicked SetUp. There was an option for Quick SetUp of Cable/Satellite. I clicked that and it was then able to find all my cable channels again. I still do not know how we messed it up by bumping the remote -- especially when it was turned 90 degrees away from the screen -- but this has restored it. Thanks.