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    Hi all,

    First of all thanks again to all who responded to my last thread about Power consumption.

    It seems my ignorance knows no bounds, please help me with this if you can.

    My TV a Palsonic has a remote where the on/off button is not working properly.

    It used to work from my bed so I could turn the TV on without getting out of bed, a distance of about 10 feet.

    Now I have to hold the remote in front of the led light almost touching it before the TV turns on. I need to keep the button on the remote depressed for a very long time before the TV starts.

    As it happens I have 2 identical remotes and both react the same. All the other buttons work perfectly.

    I have recharged the original batteries and have used other rechargeables in the second remote, results are just the same.

    I am beginning to suspect the receptor in the TV is failing.

    Any advice would be welcome, TIA

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    Possibly a problem with the TV. Does the ON/OFF Button on the TV work normally ?

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    Expanding on my previous post.
    Once the TV is on, can you turn it off, using the remote, from your bed ?
    If not, can you use a camera, mobile phone camera etc, to check the remotes on/off button is actually transmitting ?

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    may be you could just replace the batterys they are most likely gone with the wind ????
    are you a self appointed hypocrite sheriff or just a nasty person

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    Rechargeable batteries are typically lower voltage than regular, 1.2v compared to 1.5v if my memory serves, maybe try a set of non-rechargeables in the remote as a first step?

    Also, I've never had a Palsonic but on our various TVs there are several other buttons on the remote that also 'wake-up' the TV, the channel up/down button and the source button to name a couple, maybe try some other buttons to turn it on?

    And lastly, is it a smart TV? My Samsung smart TVs can be completely controlled via the SmartThings app on a mobile device or PC (from anywhere in the world with an internet connection I believe, although I don't really see the point beside making family members think the house is haunted).

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    Agree rechargeable batteries are not recommended for low current devices such as a remote - switch to alkaline.

    If that doesn't fix it then I'm going with post #2... having 2 identical remotes doing the same thing with all the other buttons working perfectly suggests it's a fault inside the TV.

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    Or having two remotes with the same age batteries, means change batterys firsts and use alkaline
    are you a self appointed hypocrite sheriff or just a nasty person

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    Now I have to hold the remote in front of the led light almost touching it before the TV turns on. I need to keep the button on the remote depressed for a very long time before the TV starts.

    I missed this first read. The Led Light is not the IR Sensor.
    It will be an almost black 6mm perspex circle elsewhere.

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