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TV Sleep Timer Problems

A sleep timer is a setting on modern television sets that allow viewers to preset a particular amount of time that would automatically shut TV power off as they fall asleep. The function can be accessed either from the television menu or from the remote control. Below are frequent asked questions on issues relating to TV sleep timer that has been answered by the Experts.

I have set the clock to correct date and time on my Panasonic TH-42PD60U TV. However, the TV sleep timer still does not work. What should I do to set the sleep timer?

In most cases, if the ‘Auto Power’ feature of your TV is enabled, the sleep timer would not function even if you have the time and date set correctly. In that case, you would need to turn off the ‘Auto Power’. You would get this feature in the setup option of the TV menu.

Is there a TV sleep timer on an Aquos Sharp TV with model number LC42D85U?

In this case, you would not find the option of sleep timer in the menu but on the remote control of your TV. You would find the ‘Sleep’ button towards the bottom of the remote control in the section below the ‘Favorite Channel’ option. The ‘Sleep’ button would be immediately above the ‘Surround’ button and immediately below the ‘Rec Stop’ button. It would display the selected sleep interval, every time you press the ‘Sleep’ button.

I connected my TV to the Bell satellite. However, the TV did not turn on after I used the sleep timer on the TV remote. Neither the remote nor the TV buttons could turn the TV on. I already tried unplugging the set. I also changed the batteries of the remote control. The TV is five to six years old. What should I do now?

In a case like this, what you could do is unplug the television set first. Then you should press and hold the power button on the unit for thirty seconds. After you have held it for thirty seconds, you should release the button. You would need to wait for ten minutes following that. Then you would have to plug the unit back in and try to press the power button once again on the unit. You should always remember to press and hold the power button on the unit and not on the remote. However, when you disconnect the TV, it would be a good idea for you to plug something else into that outlet so that you can verify that there is electricity in the outlet. You may use any other electrical device such as lamp to verify power in the outlet.

I have a Sony TV, model number is KDL-S40A12U. At about ten cycles per second, the sleep timer indicator and the standby indicator turn on and off alternately. This happens when I connect the TV to the power supply. Moreover, you can hear a sound similar to the making and breaking of an electrical relay. How can I fix this problem?

In this case, the fault is with the power supply startup that has caused this problem. You could, therefore, call the Sony Support Center at 0844 8466 555, if your TV is still within the manufacturer’s warranty for service. If in case, it is outside the warranty period, you would need to repair the fault by a TV repair technician. The technician would replace the faulty components and test the power supply. Based on the exact cause of the problem, you could expect a cost around eighty to one fifty dollars for a repair like this.

Sleep timer is a timing device on modern televisions that is set in advance to allow viewers to turn their TV sets off as they fall asleep. However, you may face issues with your TV sleep timer. Sometimes, it may not turn on while on other occasion it may just blink continuously. Many times, it may not be a sleep timer issue but a failure within TV circuit. In such cases, it is always best to hire a TV repair technician and have the issue fixed immediately as they would have the correct electronic equipments to repair the problem. If you need clarification about your specific situation with respect to issues related to TV sleep timer, you may ask a TV technician Expert to evaluate your case details and provide a technical insight.
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