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Funny problem with TV - menus going crazy!

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Charlie E., Apr 29, 2009.

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  1. Charlie E.

    Charlie E. Guest

    Hi All,
    The guys at SED suggested I post here for some advice from the

    I have a Zenith A25B33W TV that is doing funny things. The menus pop
    up, and start going through themselves at random. If I have the
    remote in my hand, I can cancel them, but then a few moments later,
    they pop up again. It doesn't seem the be the remotes, because I have
    removed the batteries, and the menus keep popping up. I have even
    covered the IR port on the TV, and that doesn't stop it.

    So, any suggestions? I had one suggestion that it might be a bad LV
    power supply causing flakey voltages on the logic board. I don't want
    to open it up, until I know what I am looking for. This set has given
    flawless performance for almost 10 years, so I hate to have to replace

  2. David Farber

    David Farber Guest

    Have you inadvertently put it into "demo" mode? I would try unplugging the
    set, waiting several minutes, then power it up again. If that doesn't help,
    the owner's manual might have some suggestions about this or one of the
    Zenith gurus on this group may be able to help you.

    Good luck.
  3. Charlie E.

    Charlie E. Guest

    THAT DID IT! It must have been in some demo mode, because after
    unplugging it, and waiting a bit, it has stopped.

    Boy, that was driving me crazy!

    (Ok, it is a short drive... :cool: )

  4. Bob Larter

    Bob Larter Guest

    Now you know why I suggested that you ask in SER. ;^)
  5. If I were you I would throw a bowling ball through it and forget about
    all together. In 2000, I had a bad day at work. So I got home and saw
    T.V. was tuned to MTV. So I went upstairs, got a bowling ball, and
    threw it
    through the screen and broke it. Then I took the bowling ball and
    threw it
    at the cabinet, and broke that and finished off the circuit board with
    it. I
    threw the T.V. pieces in the trash. My 27 inch T.V. was 6 inches tall
    when I
    was done with it, no higher than the speakers. I have not watched a
    of television since (unless it was in a resturant or at work) and
    don't miss
    it. I don't miss Judge Shyster or some jagoff pretending to be a
    doctor. Nor
    I miss the same 9 movies and same 50 tv shows ran ad nauseum. I
    canceled cable, and when they asked me why I want to cancel cable I
    them I had not receive another bill from them and hung up the fone.
    They did
    call me one day and asked if I would like to reactivate my cable
    subscription so I put the fone next to my ass and cut the loudest fart
    have ever heard.

    I half way through eating a gallon of Anderson's French Vanilla ice
    when the doorbell rang so I opened the door and it was these young
    kids and
    they were offering me satellite T.V. service. It was the combo or
    (you know fone, t.v. and internet rip off). I told them, "Let me get
    checkbook" and I shut the door. I took a shit in my hand, opened the
    and threw the turd at them and told them that if they ever came back
    to my
    house, I would kick there asses.

    With the money I am not spending on cable T.V., I can spend it on
    things I
    truly enjoy. I have bought a bunch of oreos and twinkies and used them
    fill up the void of space once left by my 27 incvh T.V.
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