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burstingbug Fri 12-Aug-05 14:38:31

T.v decide to turn itself off constantly?
I am no where near any remote control, I'm the other side of the room to where the T.v is. My ds is in his cot sleeping, the dog is on our bed so I know its not us. No sooner I turn it on then it goes off again any ideas people?

Frizbe Fri 12-Aug-05 14:40:52

neighbour has same tv/remote?

NomDePlume Fri 12-Aug-05 14:42:08

Dodgy wiring ? A loose connection in the tv ? Power surges/cuts ?

lucy5 Fri 12-Aug-05 14:43:49

poltergeist, ooh!

burstingbug Fri 12-Aug-05 14:44:19

I had no major problems up until yesterday. Nothing else is affected if it is power surges

MrsGordonRamsay Fri 12-Aug-05 14:44:24

It sounds like an electrical problem, DO NOT LEAVE IT ON STAND BY OVERNIGHT.

If it turns itself on in the middle of the night and then shorts, it could burn the house down.

bambi06 Fri 12-Aug-05 14:46:08

maybe tv is on its way out, how old is it?

burstingbug Fri 12-Aug-05 14:46:45

We turn it off by the button on the telly over night, not left on stand by. maybe i need to start switching it off at the mains overnight.

burstingbug Fri 12-Aug-05 14:49:49

Not sure how old it is, need to check with dh, it was his grandpa's which was left to him, maybe 10 yrs old perhaps? its a big widescreen hitachi possibly a 30"ish screen, so it'd go with an almighty bang!!

burstingbug Fri 12-Aug-05 15:10:40

It's now squeeking when I turn it back on!! That can't be good can it?

mumfor1sttime Fri 12-Aug-05 15:21:20

We had a couple of tvs which would turn themselves off, It was a problem with on/off switch-loose connection I think, and old age, tried to get one repaired but wasnt worth spending money! I would advise not using it, this is what we were advised to do by tv man!

burstingbug Fri 12-Aug-05 15:24:38

think we deffo need a new one its still turning itself off!! might get a friend to look at it.
If i'm lucky it stays on for several minutes, otherwise it doesn't stay on at all. didn't have this problem this morning though. How odd

mumfor1sttime Fri 12-Aug-05 15:30:30

Sounds exactly like our old tv!! Does it still have 'dot' on screen?

Aero Fri 12-Aug-05 15:33:23

Wow - bb - are you sure you're not me? The exact same thing has been happening to our Hitachi TV too and it finally packed up last week while we were on hols and my sister was house-sitting. It started turning itself off and we were demented wondering who'd sat on the remote control each time before we realised it was nowhere near anyone! Rang a TV repair place (as I don't fancy forking out £500+ for a new one atm - we've had a run of bad luck re things packing up) and he thinks it's very likely to be simple to fix for around £50 including picking it up and bringing it back and a service. Worth it imo. At the moment my car is in having the exhaust replaced, the hoover has died and two weeks ago we had to replace the shower!! Let's hope your luck is better than mine and it's only your tele that's on the blink!

burstingbug Fri 12-Aug-05 15:42:12

It's all happening at once with you Areo! I'm going to look into getting it fixed I think, altough saying that touch wood (now where'd I put my wood?) it's remained on for more than a few mins, but I missed most of the Wiggles!!

burstingbug Fri 12-Aug-05 15:43:37

Sorry, Aero, not Areo [stupid emoticon]

Aero Fri 12-Aug-05 15:46:59

lol. Now we can't be having that can we! We have our old (reliable) portable set up in the lounge on a chair for now and it'll have to do, but not a child in sight! Ds1 and dd are across the road at their friends house and ds2 is asleep as he has been for two hours - am about to wake him up so I can have some peace later on this evening! Bless him - thoughtful of him to provide me with some mn time in between holiday washing!

Aero Fri 12-Aug-05 15:47:43

pmsl @ Areo! Does it make me sound posh?!

MarsLady Fri 12-Aug-05 15:48:43

hello me old mucka want a bathseat?

Aero Fri 12-Aug-05 15:49:36

Couldn't afford one if I did ML - have you seen my breakage list!!???

burstingbug Fri 12-Aug-05 15:50:05

my ds is on the floor playing with my trouser leg! Reasonably happy for the moment, but feel I may need to rescue him in a mo, he's just rolled off again, to lazy to crawl, just rolls and stretches to whatever or wherever!

Millie1 Fri 12-Aug-05 16:53:25

Does it have a remote control with a timer on it ... with ours you can set the timer to turn the tv off after 30/60/120/180 mins.

burstingbug Fri 12-Aug-05 17:20:41

It does have a timer, but that is not on.

MaloryTowers Fri 12-Aug-05 17:21:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bambi06 Fri 12-Aug-05 17:56:59

sounds like it s on its way out , ours did that then it just went bang and died

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