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Why does my Samsung 46in HD TV keep changing sources?

When the tv is powered on it starts flipping sources and channels and will not respond to any remote changes. Occasionally it will power off too. If you unplug from back of tv it will work sometimes but lately it takes several times before it will finally work correctly.

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What happens when you take the batteries out of the remote and just use the TV's own onboard controls, does that make a difference?

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Did not help :(

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Now it won't shut off or let you turn volume up nor change sources to play PS3. ;(

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Sarah, what model is your Samsung?

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ln46a650a1fxza

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You remote control could be malfunctioning , to know if its sending a signal when its not supposed to take a camera or cell phone and video the remote from the front of the remote . there is a infrared light in the front of the remote that we cant normally see but the filters in your camera will allow you to see it . if you see the light on when your not pressing any buttons you'll know there's a problem with the remote. Then take a look when pressing buttons.

This may not be the problem but at least you've crossed of the possibility of a bad remote off your list

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I will definitely try that! Thank you!

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Ok so that did not help. Now I can't power it off nor increase volume as it just goes back down to 0. This TV is driving me crazy!!

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get the remote out of the room and try running it off the buttons on the tv only

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I couldn't do anything with the buttons on the side. It wouldn't even register that I was touching the TV. I had to unplug the TV before it started to act correctly. The remote has no batteries in it at all.

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Sarah, by your description I would suggest that you replace the touch and IR function board. Part number BN96-07244B is a substitute and should work for that. Yes, you will have to partially disassemble your TV. Take plenty of pictures so we can help you with that.

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