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Have RCA TV model #LED20G30RQ. I have set up outside timer…

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Have RCA TV model #LED20G30RQ. I have set up outside timer but it does not turn on or turn off TV. I have used this outside timer on other brand Tv;s and it worked. How can I this timer for the RCA TV?

Technician's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

About 3 months, I witched a TV from another room with this TV. Timer worked with other TV

Technician's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

There is no work. I just plug TV into timer

Technician's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Not that I am aware of

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: TV
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TV Technician: Louie, Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hi and welcome to JustAnswer, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.
Initially, re-confirm and post back with the complete model number of the "...outside timer..."
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I do not know model of outside timer
TV Technician: Louie, Technician replied 7 months ago

I understand.

Would it be a device just with a rotary timer and an outlet plus an AC power cord?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It is a timer digital. I plug into an outlet and plug tv into
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
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TV Technician: Louie, Technician replied 7 months ago

Thank you for allowing me time to read your post, reference the documents and compose this reply.

Unfortunately, this type of timers would not work with the RCA LED20G30RQ since this TV model uses a soft switch and/or a remote control signal to turn on of off.

If used with this timer, the TV would still need to have its POWER button pressed to be turned on. The timer only makes the 120VACX available to the TV but is not able to send the remote turn on signal.

However, this TV model is capable of turning itself off as it has a built-in timer.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I am aware of self turn off
TV Technician: Louie, Technician replied 7 months ago

Still, the external timer would not work with this TV to turn it on.\

I realize that the above information may perhaps be not what was expected. Unfortunately, it is a technology/design issue; sorry for having to be the bearer of bad news.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Is there a charge for this call?
TV Technician: Louie, Technician replied 7 months ago

My participation is strictly limited to technical, repair and/or installation issues as well as related information.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Transfer me to customer support
TV Technician: Louie, Technician replied 7 months ago

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