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The book would usually contain a helpline number - for help and advice including some codes that aren't in the book.

The book should also contain instructions to self tune the remote - the tv is switched on and the remote search mode engaged until the tv switches off.

Matter of interest, a universal remote usually doesn't provide access to the menus and if you need to access menus you will need either an original remote or a compatible remote - I bought mine from Amazon or ebay for very little more than a good universal.

Televison &... | Answered 4 hours ago

Yes, that never fixes the problem. This explains why, and why you can't diagnose television problems on an online forum. The television sections are for manuals and remote codes.

Here is a question that we see often.


I've replaced everything in my television because it previously had a black screen with no lighting. Now it doesn't turn on at all and all I have is audio. What could be the cause ?

So your television stops working properly and you think it must be easy to fix, because you can buy boards on eBay, and you can watch YouTube videos. So you make a decision, you buy a board and you fit it, but the television still doesn't work! This is a classic case of the 'let's try replacing this' method of television repair and illustrates why it is a bad idea. It doesn't work for a number of reasons. To correctly diagnose issues, you need to know every board, what is does and every component on the board. You need to know which part has failed, replace the component, or replace the board. The parts you purchased off eBay were probably out of scrapped sets and not tested. The part you put in was dead when you put it in, so you just moved on to another guess at what might be the cause and replace a board that is fine. And so it goes on, you change all the boards and it still doesn't work. Did you notice the large print that says 'No Refunds, NO Returns'. This is to stop you sending your old one back and saying it didn't work, but the unscrupulous use it as an excuse to get money for selling items that may not work! The course to be a television engineer is 2 years full time education, take it to someone that knows how to diagnose and fix. It is by far the cheapest option. The part that failed might be a 20 cents fuse diode hard soldered to a board. They will charge you $5 parts and and a couple of hours labour.

Sceptre... | Answered 5 hours ago


Unplug all cables except the power cable, turn it on and see if you still have the green line. If without any image input, the line is there, you have a faulty LEDTV. If it goes away, it's the cable/connector you will need.

Kind regards.

Samsung... | Answered 5 hours ago


First let's be sure that video signal is coming out of your laptop. You did nor mention your laptop make/model and the connection cable type you are using between laptop and TV (VGA or HDMI or S-Video ). I'll assume it is a common VGA cable.
Now, on every laptop the user can choose where the image is displayed: on the laptop only, on the external monitor/TV/projector or on both displays. This can be done by pressing the Fn key toghether with one of the F1 to F12 keys. Usualy it is Fn and F5, but other laptops use other key instead of F5. (please check the icons on your Fx keys, there must be something like two displays side by side). Each time the keys combination is pressed, the image switches between the 3 positions: only laptop, only external, or both displays.

Please let me know if it helped.

If you are using something else than VGA cable, please post again also mentioning what type of laptop you have.



Sony BRAVIA... | Answered 6 hours ago


Disconnect the power supply. Using a cocktail stick, paper clip or similar, gently insert it into the Restore hole located in the AV port. It may take a few attempts to get the correct location of the button, you will feel a button click when located, keep it held down.

With the button held down, Insert the power cable and wait until the recovery menu has appeared. You can now release the restore button. Please read the Recovery Menu section below for how to proceed.

Good luck.

TV Box Televison... | Answered 7 hours ago

C?digos de programaci?n para un televisor GForce con mando universal?

Universal Remote... | Answered 7 hours ago

Hi can you please clarify what you mean by "blinking menu" please.

Kind regards.

Televison &... | Answered 7 hours ago

Hi there.

I have an android box myself and it does the same thing from time to time.
The best thing to do is uninstall the and then reinstall the software that causes the crash.
I would however make a note of any user name and passwords you have ( for example Sky Go).
If this does not work then I recommend you perform a factory reset on the device. You will find out how to do this in settings.

Good luck and if you need anymore advice please get back to me with a detailed description of the problem and i'll see if I can help any further.

Kind regards.

TV Box Televison... | Answered 7 hours ago

I dont see an LED back lights listed for that unit. This means it uses CFL lights. The link I am posting for this is a major parts supplier, as you can see the power supply for the back light is out of stock, you can use the info there to get the OEM part number and then search for it on ebay etc. Good luck because the unit is obsolete and you may end up having to get the board repaired.

Polaroid... | Answered 8 hours ago

Programming with Direct Entry:
  1. Manually turn on the component you wish to program the remote to operate.
  2. Find the four-digit code for your brand of TV, VCR, DVD, satellite receiver, cable box, or digital TV converter in the enclosed code lists.
  3. Press and hold the CODE SEARCH key until the indicator light turns on.

RCA Televison &... | Answered 12 hours ago

Televison &... | Answered 14 hours ago

ask google

Televison &... | Answered 14 hours ago

Yes, change all the boards and all the cables. The best solution though is to take it to a television engineer who has all the test equipment and the years of knowledge.

We see your "I replaced this and that and my television still doesn't work" at least 40 to 60 times a week on Fixya. Using a technician is by far the most cost effective option.

Your problem is the board that is supplying the LEDs and the LED strips you changed were probably in full working order. This is why you need the knowledge and the test equipment.

LG Televison &... | Answered 21 hours ago

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