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How to Access the Menu on a Philips TV Without a Remote

Updated April 17, 2017

Nothing is more aggravating than trying to operate a TV without a remote. Luckily, a system of a few steps and a certain combination of buttons will help you access the menu and change your options. Although it isn't ideal to have to push buttons on the TV, these steps can work as an alternative until you are able to purchase a new remote. Philips has a customer service line that you can access for television remote replacement.

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  1. Ensure that the child-lock feature is off so the TV control buttons can be accessed. Press the "Volume Up" and "Volume Down" buttons at the same time to make the menu appear.

  2. Press the "P+" or "P-" buttons to move through the menu options. Push the "Volume Up" and "Volume Down" buttons to enter your selections or route to the sub-menu.

  3. Hold down the "Volume Up" and "Volume Down" buttons at the same time to exit sub-menus and return to the main menu. Press the volume buttons together repeatedly to exit the menu.

  4. Tip

    Contact Philips customer service at 1-866-310-0787 (models purchased before 2008) or 1-866-771-4018 (models purchased after 2008) if your remote is damaged beyond repair for a replacement. You can also contact Philips through e-mail and online chat. (See References)

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About the Author

Brittiany Cahoon

Brittiany Cahoon began writing professionally in 2003. She has been published as a reporter and columnist in the "Mountaineer Progress," "The Rattler" and other regional newspapers. Cahoon holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University.

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