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TV TURNS ON BY IT SELF AND CHANGES CHANNELS AND FPA LOCK IS ON

I have bought a RCA 20" Television recently and I have just got all these problems all at once. I was a work and my TV turned itself on and started changing channels by itself, I had to unplug it and hoped it would fix itself. On top of that the FPA Lock is on now when I could control it and accidently turned on the FPA and now I can not get the TV to turn back on how do I fix problem?? CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME!!

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The problem is there is engaged button there..only technician can do the job by replacing the button that is always engage.

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