Seiki model SE322FS wont turn with remote control.
My mother has a 32in Seiki TV Model SE322FS. The TV wont turn on with the remote control anymore. I changed the batteries and it didnt help. It turns on fine when you press the power button on the TV set.
The strange thing is that once the TV is on, the remote works fine. You can change the channels with it and volume and so on. You can even turn the tv set off with the remote. But once off you cannot turn it back on with the remote.
I thought that maybe the remote was the issue. But before going out and buying one I downloaded a remote control App on my old samsung phone that has IR capabilities. So i set the app to work for the Seiki TV and it also wont turn the TV on. But again once I turn on the TV using the power button on it. I am able to change the channels volume and even turn it off using the app on my phone.
Does anyone know if it may be the IR sensor on the TV itself that can be causing the problem or can it be something else? The TV has no issues once on. I have used it fora few hours and haven't seen anything else wrong with it.
This is the IR sensor it has.