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Cannot operate tv manually or with remote

My tv has gone crazy!!!!. The picture shows excellent, but will not power on with power button. Remote does not work to tv at all. Can not change channels, volume or anything. I can access menu manually but it is hard to figure out, seems to be confused.

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  • diva85 Dec 04, 2007

    Is this an expensive repair?



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May have a corrupted eeprom which means you`ll have to call a tech, one thing you can try is;
Un-plug the tv`s AC power cord, wait 30 seconds, plug back in and pray, this will set re-set the micro to the default mode which may have gotten glitched by a power surge, hope it works for you.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    that really depends on where you live, costs more to keep a shop operating in say NYC vs St. Louis, doesn`t cost ya anything to call the local shops with your model number and symptom and ask them for a "ball-park figure", did you try un-plugging your tv for 30 seconds and then re-trying it ? do you have it hooked to a cable box or straight cable to the tv? Might want to try re-booting the box if you have one, same as tv, un-plug box for 30 seconds, plug back in and WAIT until clock re-appears on screen, good luck



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