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Cannot get remote control to work on tv.

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cannot get remote control to work on tv.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Hello and sorry you're having problems. If neither the DirecTv or the original remote work consistently, then this is a fault in the TV's IR sensor- which receives all the remote commands and processes them to the set. I know this is not likely the answer you'd hoped for- but it is correct, and is something I am familiar with. In order to fix this for good- you need to replace the small IR sensor board in the TV- which does not require soldering, or special tools, but does require removing the back of the TV to access the board.

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

The IR board is: Vizio 3637-0022-0189 (0171-1671-0892) IR Sensor, and commonly found for around $25 for the part. However if you're not comfortable with this type of repair, a shop will typically charge $125 parts and labor to swap the IR board in the set and can be located at the following link:

http://www.tvrepairpros.com

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

If you're a DIY type, you can purchase the board for $20 at the link below:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vizio-42-LCD-TV-VW46L-FHDTV20A-IR-Board-3642-0022-0189-0171-1671-0501-/321836827482?hash=item4aeef8435a

Other than those two options, there isn't a quick fix- and the part does need to be replaced.

If you need further assistance let me know. Please do not forget to click a POSITIVE RATING before you go- as it's how I am credited for my work. You can follow up at any time, at no additional cost.

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

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