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I just got a new ps4 for Christmas but my hdmi ports work…

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I just got a new ps4 for Christmas but my hdmi ports work allow the ps4 to connect. It won’t even connect to my fire stick. Please help

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been going on with your PlayStation? What have you tried so far?

I actually just got the PlayStation today but it wouldn’t connect to my fire stick as well all I’ve done was try and rest the tv

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Game Expert to know before I connect you?

No I just really need to figure out how to make the hdmi ports on the tv work

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: TV
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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago
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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

What's the model number off of the back of your TV?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I don’t know which number is ***** model number
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

What BRAND is the TV?

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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

Vizio, Samsung, LG, etc.??

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
It’s a Panasonic pc tbm2ax08001
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

Okay, for Panasonic the model would be something like: TC-P50T50 or similar. Please find a number like that.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Th-50px75u
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

Thank you. So just to be sure- this is the first time you're trying to use the HDMI ports on the set- yes?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No. When I tried before using my fire stick and it didn’t work thts how I knew the hdmi ports didn’t work
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

Huh? So you've used them before or......??

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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

Let me try again:

1) Have you used the HDMI ports before on this TV?

2) Was the first time trying them when you used the Firestick?

3) ARE YOU able to actually click on and select them as Inputs?

Let me know.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
When I got this tv I tried to hook up my fire stick. The hdmi ports on the tv did not work. The tv works fine I’m trying to figure out why the ports don’t work. Now I have a ps4 I got for Christmas and I’m trying to use it but the ports won’t work
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

Got it. Are the HDMI Inputs "ghosted out"- meaning you're not able to actually click on and select them?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Correct. I can choose to click on hdmi 1 or 2 but nothing appears on the screen it stays black
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

On this TV the HDMI ports needed to be "LABELED" in the menu before you can use them. Have you labeled them?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No. How do I do tht?
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

The instructions to "Input Label" are on page 36 of the manual at the link below. Please try those steps and let me know if you can then use the HDMI Inputs:

https://pdf.crutchfieldonline.com/ImageBank/v20070515162400/Manuals/133/13342PX75U.PDF

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What do I set the labels to?
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

Whatever you'd like. You can name them anything. Name them 123 or ABC- it doesn't matter. We just need to give them some label to see if they work.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
It only give me the option to set them to game dvd cable bds pvr etc
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I set them all to game
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

Okay there you go!

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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

Now what, can you select the HDMI Input and see the PS4 or the Firestick?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok. Wts next? till didn’t work
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

Well that's it? You're saying they still don't display? If not, then you have a different issue entirely- and the TV's Mainboard has failed! Let me know!

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I reset the tv. When I push menu it’s the set up menus it donsnt let me choose hdmi 1 or 2 or video or anything lik tht
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

Don't press MENU, use "TV/Video".

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok. I can click hdmi 1 or two but no picture pops up the screen is still black
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

That's bad news, and means your HDMI ports are faulty on the TV. Give me a minute to type this up.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I really hope you can help. It would be a Christmas Miracle
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

Unfortunately this indicates the set's Mainboard has failed and needs to be replaced. This is a "plug and play" part- meaning no soldering or special tools are needed to replace it. Only a screwdriver and about a half hour of your time. That part can be purchased for your set at the link below for $100:

https://www.ebay.com/i/182958036995?chn=ps

Alternatively, if you're not comfortable with this type of work, then at a shop this is $200-$250 parts and labor, which may or may not be cost effective as a brand new 46" LED Smart TV starts at around the same cost. However if you'd like to inquire on repairs, or seek a 2nd opinion, you can use the link below to locate a shop in your area if you'd like:

http://www.tvrepairpros.com

Other than that, I'm sorry for the bad news and wish there were a quick fix.

Let me know if you need more help. Also, could you please click a POSITIVE RATING (3-5 stars at the top of the page) and click SUBMIT so that I am credited for working with you today?

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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

That board is actually called the "A Board" or "Mainboard".

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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

Do you need further assistance with this?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I definitely should not get charged for this. You just had me wlk through steps ive already done
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
This was honestly no help at all. Not even a little
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago
Well my time was spent helping you and your TV not working is not my doing. Good luck, and goodbye.
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