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My TV is not on input, how do you get it on input again. RCA…

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My TV is not on input, how do you get it on input again

Technician's Assistant: What's the brand and model number of your TV? How old is it?

RCA 20F2447. It an old truflat screen tv

Technician's Assistant: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?

No it does not. No problem with the other tvs

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been an issue with your 20F2447? What happened right before this?

Since last night. I accidentally tried to turn it instead of the cable remote. Now I can't get it to go to input

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: TV
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TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hello, My name is ***** ***** I'll be helping you with this.

A few questions coming up and please note that there may be delays between replies if i have to gather various info ;
Also ,Could you please give me the model number written on the tv`s back cover again ?

This one does not compute

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
20F424T model#, serial #1296E8J51
TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 7 months ago

how old is this tv ?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
15 yrs old and it still works if I could get it on input
TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 7 months ago

On the tv itself , what buttons do you have ?

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TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 7 months ago

The new number you gave me works , give me a minute please

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Menú , volume, channels, on,off
TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 7 months ago

Do you have the tv`s original remote ?

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TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 7 months ago

How is the tv connected to the cable box , is it a single round coax cable into the tv`s antenna input at the rear ?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Coax cables to the tv to the cable box
TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 7 months ago

INPUT is beside the digit 0 on the tv`s remote and if it is a coax cable connected in the tv`s antenna terminal then try either channel 3 or 4

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TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 7 months ago

Give that a try

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have done that and it still won't let me
TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 7 months ago

What happens when you press the INPUT button , does it open the input list ?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No
TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 7 months ago

Does that remote work at all on this tv ?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it does
TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 7 months ago

But that function does not work

OK then i need you to take a look at the rear of the tv and tell me exactly what it says where your cables are connected

Is it COMPONENT , AUDIO/VIDEO or ANTENNA ?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Video input
TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 7 months ago

OK then , turn the tv off and on again , what do you see on the screen , is it video, component or a channel number ?

Perhaps the INFO button on the remote might tell you where the tv is set now as well

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The only thing that comes up is a blue screen with the number 3 channel
TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 7 months ago

OK then you are in tv mode channel 3

You don`t happen to have a coaxial cable handy do you ?

The same type of short cable that was used to connect a vcr for example

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No but I probably find one in a little while. I will try that and see if that works & I will get back with you
TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 7 months ago

If you have one then you could use that to connect your tv to the cable box , your tv is already on channel 3

I mean if the input button does not work on the remote then this would be an option and you wont see a difference in picture quality anyway

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TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 7 months ago

Also try pressing harder on that INPUT button , perhaps it has dirt underneath

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TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 7 months ago

That coaxial cable will do the trick but if you want me to find you a fully functional remote then let me know

Here is one for $15 ; http://remotebarn.us/catalogsearch/result/?q=20F424T+

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