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Monday, 14 October 2013
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Ian from notts
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11:04 AM
Nottingham

Saul- Have you tried a manual tune on the signal ? what level is that showing ?

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jb38
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2:28 PM

r. bedford: Purely out of curiosity, what selections (if any) are offered by repeatedly pressing the TV button on the top right hand side of the remote control?

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r. bedford
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3:09 PM
Horsham

None. In the past if I pressed it the tv would switch between dtv and atv but now it does nothing

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jb38
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4:47 PM

r. bedford: If the TV does not respond to pressing this button then that indicates a definite fault in either the remote control (check / replace batteries) or the TV, because pressing that button should offer the choice of either ATV or DTV irrespective of any other settings that may have been made.

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r. bedford
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7:55 PM
Horsham

Ok remote seems fine. Is it likely that an internal receiver could of broken? (No idea if that even makes sense but thought id ask!)

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jb38
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9:02 PM

r. bedford: Well even if the batteries in the remote control are definitely OK? it could still be the coding side of the control that's defective even although it might still be able to switch the set on and off, does it?, but if you used to be able to change from ATV to DTV by pressing that button, which of course is its purpose!, then a fault has developed in either the control or the receivers IR pick up decoder.



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Rina Ericsson
10:00 PM

I have tried all 3 system reboots but nothing works. It still says no signal. And the weather is fine, what can i do now?

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MikeB
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10:25 PM

r.bedford: Looking at the long discussion, I would have to say that It is possible for a tuner to go, but I suspect it would normally go altogether. Since the other TV showed a very low signal strength, it looks like you might have got two problems rolled into one.

Unfortunately, the manual for the B450 is not easy to find (or at least download safely), but here is a link to a Samsung factory reset method which was current back in 2009 - give it a go : Performing A Factory Reset

There is also a whole thread here: Lost dtv on my samsung tv | AVForums.com - UK Online

If you get back to DTV, at least your part of the way there.

If your remote is bad, then its about a tenner for another one from ebay, but if you then find out its the tuner/TV anyway, your talking a fair amount for repair - since you can buy a new Samsung 32F5500 (100hz screen, wifi, smart LED) for about £360, you have to decide whether its worth repair, etc.

Could I ask who you bought it from? My customers have a five year warrenty, so if you bought it in 2009....



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jb38
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11:36 PM

r. bedford : On the subject of the apparent inability of the TV's "mode select" facility to respond to the button being pressed on the remote control, if the problem is NOT with the remote control or the TV's IR pick up / decoder circuitry, then it could be associated with a fault in the section of the power supply that's concerned with supplying power to the tuners switching system, if indeed not even the tuners themselves!

Unfortunately I dont have a service manual for that model, only its operating same, and with my first chance to access the manual not being until later on in the week, however irrespective of that the TV or remote is faulty and something that I now suspect has been the whole cause of your problem.

By the way, maybe you could confirm (or not) if the remote is able to switch the TV off and on?

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013
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r. bedford
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1:26 PM
Horsham

Thanks for all your continuing help. I have now organised for it to be looked at in the local repair shop as last night when doing the factory reset I inadvertently changed a setting which now leaves me with a totally blank screen when I turn the tv on!

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