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Our Magnavox remote control has stopped working it not longer

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Our Magnavox remote control has stopped working it not longer will turn the TV on or off. There is a button on the front of the TV to turn it on however there is no buttons to change the channels on the TV only on the remote and it doesn't work at all.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Daniel replied 5 years ago.

Hi there happy to help,


Could you please try the following.....


Get your cell phone and turn on the camera function.


Point your remote at the phone and press buttons while watching through the phone/camera's screen.


If the remote is doing what it is supposed to you will see flashes in the phone's screen from the IR light on the front of the remote.


Let me know the results and we'll go from there.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I will do this as soon as my husband comes back home with the remote he just went to buy a new one.
Expert:  Daniel replied 5 years ago.

OK, if you don't see flashes, that's what it means. You then need a new remote. That is the best possible scenario as the new remote replacement will be much cheaper than if something was wrong with the TV.



Hope this helps,


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