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Set-up (Programming) procedure is too much to type in here, and is not practical and it will differ brand-to-brand remote controls. If you wish to get more; check the sites linked here. It has set-up code list & set-up procedure to many popular brand remote controls. One among it has general set-up codes to check with TVs and other devices are given, in the order of the 'device's brand name list' in alphabetical order. Pull up older posts. Search the sites by type in the brand name to your device in its search box at the top right part of the display window. It will help you to find the document easily. http://remotesearch.blogspot.com/ https://elektrotricks.blogspot.com/ http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ http://electrohelponline.blogspot.com/

Spectra... • Answered on May 29, 2020

Hi there, I got this from a forum where people are having the same issues as you with their tvs: "A few things you can try. Unplug and re-plug every single connection (sounds silly, but it has fixed many an issue.) Try out a different connection (if you're on HDMI try component cables, or even just the oldschool RCA cables (yellow video cable) and see if anything happens. If not unplug overnight and try again in the morning. If not you might just have to call the company and see if the cost to repair is worth it." TECH SUPPORT Phone#: 1-800-788-2878 1-626-369-3698 Email: [email protected]

Spectra... • Answered on Apr 19, 2020

It can work but will require an antenna modification inside the TV to attach that $50 adapter, assuming the adapter has an analog antenna output. This modification does require experience.

Spectra 5" Black... • Answered on Jan 04, 2018

default passwords are often 1234 or all zeros that would be a good starting point

Spectra KT2313... • Answered on Sep 08, 2017

Your problem is likely not your TV. It's due to the signal being provided by your cable company. I suggest that you contact the cable service provider which you are using and advise them of the problem.

Spectra KT2313... • Answered on Apr 11, 2017

First and foremost, is it completely black or if you change the channels (like to an HDMI channel) do you see the display number in the corner? If the latter, then it's possible that the device(s) you have plugged into it, or the HDMI port went bad. Doubtful that is the problem, but I thought I would mention it first. Try unplugging it and leaving it unplugged overnight. When you plug it back in do you have a picture? Probably not, but it's worth a try. Beyond that, there are a couple of things that can be wrong: Loose wiring - these TV's are really well known for loose wiring. If you feel competent enough to take the back off the TV, you can check for loose wiring Bad capacitor's - these TV's also have really poor quality parts inside and a bad capacitor (or multiple bad capacitor's) can cause the same thing. Again, if you feel competent enough to take the back off the TV, you can look for bulging or leaking capacitors, they look sort of like a dripping or draining battery or bulging battery to someone not used to looking at them Smacking the back of the TV - this one sounds weird, but sometimes smacking the backside of the TV will knock whatever came out of place back into place and it will start working again Bad bulb - sometimes the bulb goes out, and a bulb is an inexpensive fix, but you'll need a TV repair shop to do the repair (unless you know something about TVs) Worst case scenario - worst case scenario would be a burnt out board which can cost more than a new TV, especially of this brand I don't recommend you open the TV unless you feel comfortable. It's high voltage back there and can result in injury if you don't know what you are doing. Additionally, there are some problems that can be fixed by watching You Tube videos it tells you how to diagnose the problem, what to purchase, etc. You might want to research such videos, if you feel comfortable doing the project yourself. Good luck!

Spectra... • Answered on Apr 05, 2017

Same thing happened to mine. My DVD still stuck inside. Any solution would be great

Spectra Hello... • Answered on Jan 07, 2015

theres dust built up around eye get a disc cleaner or fuse blew

Spectra Hello... • Answered on Feb 18, 2011

I don't think there is a Direct TV remote code for this type of television. (Strawberry Shortcake). I'm assuming the reason is because this is such a cheap, generic tv that Direct doesn't recognize it. "Strawberry Shortcake" isn't as big as "Hello Kitty" I guess.
. This is sad because even though the big, pink power button has popped off to where you have to press the little rubber nub, my daughter has been using hers for well over two years where many reviewers have given the tv model bad reviews of breaking down after only 6 months. Hers did not come with a DVD player, although it IS a SS213 model.

Spectra SS213 TV • Answered on Jul 22, 2010

Try website 1-800-Remotes Factory Original.Buy a exact or very close.

Spectra SS213 TV • Answered on Feb 07, 2010

goto the menu and make sure it is set to cable and not to off air or local setting. after setting to cable, run an auto scan to lock in available channelss

Spectra (SS213)... • Answered on Oct 19, 2009

First clean the laser head with a Qtip and alcohol. It gotta be perfectly clean, so wipe with fresh brand name qtip and make sure there is not a single dust particle on it. You gotta remove the cabinet with star screwdriver. Your beam might be tired. First try with the clean up! Unplugg before opening!

Spectra... • Answered on Oct 12, 2009

call manufacturer for a reset instructions

Spectra KT2313... • Answered on Aug 13, 2009

Is there a tape in the VCR by chance?.
Usually what happens on these combo units is the VCR develops a mechanical problem which inhibits the whole thing from working or overloads the power supply causing it to shutdown.
The ones with the VCR underneath are difficult to work on as the cables to the VCR are so short you have to disconnect it in order to get it out where you can see what is going on, then work on a solution, put it all back together, test it, rinse - lather - repeat. Takes forever sometimes. Find a good VCR tech and talk to him nice and maybe they will help you.

Spectra KT2313... • Answered on Mar 15, 2009

Hello fredpagan38,

This is an indication of a possible High Voltage problem, your set has what is called a shutdown circuit which detects excessive current which may cause X-Radiation to occur. The problems that may cause this are a short circuited Integrated High Voltage Transformer, a shorted circuited or open protection capacitor, or a defective Horizontal Output Transistor. To be sure you can buy the schematic and with a multimeter you can examine the voltages (power on) and resistances (power off and unplugged) of the components just mentioned. If you do not have a background in electronics, I would suggest that you have a TV repair technician look at the set and give you an estimate on it repair.

I hope this helps,

Thank you,



Spectra KT2113... • Answered on Feb 28, 2009

The default passcode is 1111

Spectra (SS213)... • Answered on Jan 07, 2009

You will need to go back into the menu and see what ia available in the video input mode. You may have switched the type of input you can use such as default or componts ect. If you have an isntruction manual, look in there or call the manufacturer, should also be in the instruction or user manual. Good Luck

Spectra KT2114... • Answered on Oct 13, 2008

It took me a long time to figure this out but for my remote, this works:

tv: 622
dvd: 496

good luck!

Spectra KT2313... • Answered on Sep 05, 2008

Sounds like the power supply may be going out, or check and see if there is a circuit breaker button on the back. Otherwise there may e a blown fuse that is internal. Don't open the back unless you have training on what is safe to touch as the picture tube can maintain a HUGE electrical charge that can stop your heart if you accidently touch the wrong thing. Sounds like a weak power supply tho. Jay

Spectra (SS213)... • Answered on Aug 21, 2008

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