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can I change source signal on a toshiba 22lv505 TV without the remote?

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I dont have the remote for a Toshiba 22lv505 TV. I want to change source signal. Its hard to believe there is no way to change fundamental settings like source directly on the TV.
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by:Kimputer
ID: 39618220
Keep pressing the Input button (just above the power button, which is the lowest button) on the side of the TV until you have the source you want. Also, for about 20 bucks you can buy a universal remote.
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by:disciple_of_chim-chim
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Thanks for that! A relative gave this tv to me saying 'there is something wrong with it'

Apparently he was right because after connecting it to VGA on a computer, there is no video. Thats why I wanted to make sure it was looking at the correct source. I also connected audio from comp to PC audio on the tv, no love. If the problem was strictly with video components, shouldnt the audio work (unless of course the thing is completely cooked)?
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by:Kimputer
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I suspect it's completely fried. Do you have any onscreen cues at all, when switching source?
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by:disciple_of_chim-chim
ID: 39619441
The only activity is on power up, the whole screen gets one or two shades lighter than pitch black for about a second and the message "please wait" for less.
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It could be  the backlight or inverter. Still, repair would be around a hundred bucks, while a brand new one with same specs would set you back 150.
To test further, you are correct that the sound should work if only a partial defect is what's happening right now. So you have to keep pressing the input button to keep switching blind. So press once, wait for about 10 seconds. Then press again once. Keep doing this 6 times or so. Do it again, but now after pressing a few times volume up. Keep cycling about 6 times again. Still nothing, then press Input twice, and keep cycling again. That's because sometimes, one press will show you the current input, while only the second press will switch it. Because you have no visual cues anymore, you don't know if that's the case or not. Only after you hear the sound of your PC, you might think about getting it to a repair shop (hopefully with a no cure no pay agreement).
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by:disciple_of_chim-chim
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I had the PC sound plugged in. I found the PC source by hitting the input button twice instead of once for each change by hearing the sound, so that works. Still no video. This actually isnt so bad because my speaker system went sideways and is at the repair shop, if it even can be made to work again. So I'd say Im batting 500.

I am splitting the desktop between two 22" monitors now. I'll live if I cant split it over 3 of them.
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Clear, concise, incremental.
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