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I don't have the original remote to my Emerson tv and it

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I don't have the original remote to my Emerson tv and it keeps flashing colors
JA: What's the make and model of your television? And is the remote the same, universal, or for another device?
Customer: 195EMX I only have the cable companies remote
JA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?
Customer: No menus will show up no other problem
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: Just started today. Watched a DVD yesterday
JA: Anything else you want the TV expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Shahid replied 7 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you today. To make sure I don’t miss anything, please give me a minute to review your question.

Expert:  Shahid replied 7 months ago.

Did you try a new remote on this TV that caused flashing color issue?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No it's the cable companies remote
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Am I supposed to wait here online?
Expert:  Shahid replied 7 months ago.

OK, I'm typing answer for you, give me 5 minutes to finish it.

Expert:  Shahid replied 7 months ago.

This kind of issue occurs due to corrupted firmware (internal software) of TV where it get stuck on display mode of solid colors which is part of service menu data, firmware got corrupted because of failing EEPROM chip which stores firmware data and this chip is mounted on main board of TV, calls digital board and replacement of digital board in TV will fix the problem. Please check with following board supplier to get identical replacement digital board if you have plan to do it yourself, board price is $10 to $15

If you are not comfortable working on it yourself then you may please use following link to get list of TV repair shops in area which will help to get repair quote...
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