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Small rca truflat tv won't turn on

I have had this tv for awhile and it has worked very well, but a few days ago, I was babysitting and the kids had messed with the settings, and now it will not turn on. All I saw was something lock and they shut it off and now it will not turn on. There is a little red dot beside the buttons in front of the tv and it is on it's lit up I guess because it is on standby. I have tried unplugging it, and pushing the power button and waiting, so now I don't know what to do? Please let me know if there is a way to fix this, I really like this tv!!!

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  • missmegan89 Oct 08, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. I hit some lock thing by accident and now it only goes to standby mode and wont turn on. I have no Idea what I did. It was not dropped or anything. I saw something lock as well and then I freaked out and turned the tv off and now it wont turn just stays in standby mode. I have unplugged it and left it alone and then tried again but no luck? does anyone know what this lock is and how to get the tv on again?

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    I have the same Promblem. I walked into my room one day and the t.v. just woudn't turn on. Please help me!

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    i have the same problem stated by the first person

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    I have the same exact problem. I hit some lock thing by accident and now it only goes to standby mode and wont turn on. It was not dropped or anything. I saw something lock as well and turned the tv off and now it wont turn just stays in standby mode. I have unplugged it and left it alone and then tried again but no luck? does anyone know what this lock is and how to get the tv on again?

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    does any one know how to make it work with out the remote?

  • Dr-hopkins Mar 18, 2009

    I have the 27'' Truflat and I accidently activated the ''PFT'' lock and I cant get the television to turn back on.

  • sthrngrits Mar 19, 2009

    I turned tv off and now it won't turn back on withe the remote or the button on the TV.

  • rawdogs61 Mar 31, 2009

    I would like to know why RCA hasn't had a call back on this product, every body that owns one has the same problem. I've been a RCA consumer for years but if they don't recall this product i will not buy another product from them EVER!!!! there is NO solution to this problem, you will never get your TV set to work I've tried everything.


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The problem is that the tv was probably set to pwr on only with remote control.........i have the same problem and lost the remote...........BUMMER! Trying to figure out how to reset the programming without the remote.

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Posted on Nov 16, 2008

  • jason Nov 21, 2011

    this tv is still powering up , so it is a different story


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Leave the tv unplugged for a couple of days , if the lock feature that you seen was a parental feature then the tv should have still came on , even if it was a lock for the tv the tv would come on but would not change channles or do anything but say its locked , otherwise something happened to the EPROM chip inside the tv that controls the power on/off, vol , menu , ect...

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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  • jason Nov 05, 2008

    missmegan89 ,

    does the standby light blink a certain amount of times when plugged in ? or does it just stay lit?

  • Ed Korey Nov 21, 2011

    its not a perental feature, its FPA lock. [Front Panel Access] without a remote I dont think you can fix this issue because the front buttons wont do anything

  • jason Nov 21, 2011

    this is the menu ic , the menu ic is also the cause in simular models

  • jason Nov 21, 2011

    if you get a remote that turns on the tv and accesses the menu then you can go to preferences and turn off the child lock(fpa) otherwise the eeprom ic(menu ic) has failed


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