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To throw cheese at him until he tells me how to work the TV?

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threesocksmeghan Sat 28-Oct-17 03:09:10

Obviously lighthearted. But I've stayed on a friends couch, and just woken up after clearly one toof many beers. Friend is in bed. I have a bitching sore throat. Should be a case of stick the telly in and buy him breakfast in the morning... jobs a good un!

Except I'm sat here unable to work his TV. grin I'm not drunk or stupid actually maybe and I've looked at all plugs/connectors/switches. I just know he's gonna waltz in tomorow and do it in one SO OBVIOUS BUTTON. Please find said button for me grin

threesocksmeghan Sat 28-Oct-17 03:11:53

If it helps... this is the impossible monster I'm dealing with.

LineysRun Sat 28-Oct-17 03:12:07

God, everywhere I've ever stayed this has happened.

threesocksmeghan Sat 28-Oct-17 03:15:12

No! Don't tell me this! grin all I want is TV and sleep!

rackelle Sat 28-Oct-17 03:17:36

Checked all sides and along top for on /off button?
Our Panasonic’s button is on the front along the bottom, sort of hidden in plain sight (my 70yo Mom can never find it!)

FilthyPout Sat 28-Oct-17 03:18:27

Ooh I have a similar telly in my spare room. It has an on/off switch underneath. Once that's on you have to press any of the buttons on the side to make it actually come on. Most guests have had to ask how to make it work. Have you tried that sort of thing?

threesocksmeghan Sat 28-Oct-17 03:20:16

I've pressed the on/off switch on the monitor... though that must have been it and so disappointed when sod all happened grin

The thing that's getting me is despite all the plug and button switching, I can't get a standby light to come on! No matter what I do!

Theresnonamesleft Sat 28-Oct-17 03:21:58

You need to feel the Tv. After you have checked it's actually switched on at the mains, feel the edging around the screen if there's something there it will switch off. If nothing, feel along the edge. Nothing there put your fingers on the back and feel.

Before groping the Tv try the on button on the remote.
My tv has no buttons, I have to grope it to switch on, or use the control.

threesocksmeghan Sat 28-Oct-17 03:22:05

I have just run my hands along the bottom and can't find anything. Got my hopes up for a bit haha sad

FilthyPout Sat 28-Oct-17 03:22:41

The power cord on mine actually has to be plugged into the tv and into the wall. Has it come loose? Mine does if you breathe near it... double checked the plug socket is actually on? grin

Only1scoop Sat 28-Oct-17 03:24:58

Try the right side near the bottom a little square button??

Theresnonamesleft Sat 28-Oct-17 03:27:31

If nothing else works, either google the model or go and shout at the friend 'how the fuck do I switch your tv on'

Ooh, this is getting a bit like who wants to be a millionaire. grin

threesocksmeghan Sat 28-Oct-17 03:32:09

I'm starting to think this was tactical.... I take the access to the TV... you end up in my bed. Kidding obviously but I'm shocked in 2017 I can't work a TV!!

Only1scoop Sat 28-Oct-17 03:41:42

It looks exactly like mine aswell

EverythingRightNow Sat 28-Oct-17 03:46:57

Can you not see any controllers? I was thinking switch on & off at the wall & let the controllers work their magic.

threesocksmeghan Sat 28-Oct-17 05:41:24

No controllers. I've now managed to have a snooze for an hour and woken up having a coughing fit grin surely now is an appropriate time to wake him and let him go back to sleep? ?

Theresnonamesleft Sat 28-Oct-17 06:16:10

Hasn't he left the control for the Tv?
Are you sure it actually works and not a staged TV? Maybe this is the new stage pineapple shock

threesocksmeghan Sat 28-Oct-17 07:30:56

We were sat watching TV all night! grin

I've just farted loudly in his loo (opposite bedroom) if it helps grin mumsnet is a good TV replacement though...

EverythingRightNow Sat 28-Oct-17 12:44:33

Did you get it sorted?

threesocksmeghan Sat 28-Oct-17 16:40:25

Yeah... he woke up and it turned out he took the 'right' remote with him by accident grin

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Sat 28-Oct-17 16:47:35

The man is no fool.
He obviously wanted to make sure that he wasn't woken by the TV at 3am!

WiccanWonder Sat 28-Oct-17 16:55:10

Kick it and him! Lol

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