Originally Posted by Coach B
Help please. 2017 FC with two Samsung Series 4 tv’s. Worked fine on trip last fall. New trip starting yesterday and they wouldn’t turn on from remote. I could get it to turn on from the button on the back but no response from remote even after new batteries. Little red light stayed lit. Tonight after setting up camp the red light flashes quickly, no response from remotes, and after hitting the button on back to manually turn on I get the “Not Available” sign on the screen and can’t turn the tv off remotely or manually. Any ideas?
What happens to the TV if you unplug it, wait a moment or 4, plug it back in and turn it on? You SHOULD be able to control it manually with the built-in controls but it's not designed to be easy to do because everyone uses (and loses) remotes these days...
It sounds like they didn't boot up properly. All Samsung really says on the topic is that if the unplug/plug in doesn't correct it, it "may require service." Apocryphal internet comments on the topic point to HDMI issues and bad power supplies having caused this, but it sounds like the power supply is likely good since you get a screen with messages, etc. If the reboot doesn't correct it, trying unplugging the HDMI cable from the back of the TV and see if it'll behave on over-the-air content, etc.