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My tv suddenly went haywire on me. I thought it was my cable

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my tv suddenly went haywire on me. I thought it was my cable provider, but they checked thoroughly and said it was a tv problem.
i cannot receive any channels at all.
I just get a floating blue panel with the message, "chaanel not available (no signal)
what can I do? I am disanled and partially blind. TV is my only joy
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Louie replied 2 years ago.
Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,
Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...
Initially, bear with us; re-confirm and post back with the complete model number of the TV.
Additionally, is the TV directly connected to a cable feed? ...or is there a cable box? If the latter, what is the cable box's model number too? And please describe how the cable box is connected to the TV using what kind of cable(s).
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
oh my gosh, I dont know, , ,
I dont know any info on my tv, and dont know where to find it. i am severely disabled and sight impaired as well.
there is a cable box. dont know what kind of cables they are.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
cable box is TIVO.
Expert:  Louie replied 2 years ago.
I understand.
Can you at least tell me the TV brand pls?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Panasonic HV
Expert:  Louie replied 2 years ago.
We will have to try several things due to a lot of unknowns.
First have you tried or can you please try unplugging both the Panasonic and the TIVO from the wall outlets? ...the idea is to simulate a soft RESET on both. Keep the 2 unplugged for an extended period of time to help dissipate residual power inside.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Louie replied 2 years ago.
extended period of time..." would be as it implies, not just minutes; perhaps an hour or even more.
Can you try this please?
Thereafter, turn on the TIVO first and then after a minute or 2, the TV. Once turned on and if "...message, "chaanel not available (no signal)..." persist, press on the TV's AV button or INPUT SELECT button or a button to such effect a couple of times with slight pauses in between until the TIVO/cable programs are shown.
Please post back how things turned up and/or should additional information be needed.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
over 5 minutes this time. still nothing.
Expert:  Louie replied 2 years ago.
Were you able to read the above post?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
All I get is pure black screens.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am very discouraged.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
My system was absolutely fine a few hours ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I can read your texts.
I found my TV info: 0190-11110
Status 1: 01004-70011
Status 2: 00000-000000I still have nothing but black screens
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
PLEASE! when will someone get back to me? i cant stay awake until 5 AM again.
no TV for two days. Nothing has worked so far.Please help me.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
my tivo seems to be working--all the lights are on--but all I get is black screen when I turn on the tv,