Question about RCA 20F420T 20" TV

1 Answer

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!!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 41 Answers

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

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Turn off fpa lock without remote


Install an IR Remote App in android phone. The app link below worked for me to remove the fpa lock on. Configure the App for your RCA TV. Set TV as Device type, RCA as the brand. and choose the model (e.g., TV 20 F420T) also, select the Alternate IR Driver.

All the options of the command may appear in a list form. Close that and an actual remote with buttons should appear.

Then Power your tv will turn ON. Press the Menu. Pressing the Channel Down/Up Button to navigate to Preferences. Press OK button on the screen.. Then Navigate to FPA Lock. Press OK again. THis will turn the FPA Lock to Off.

Then you could use your on-TV buttons ZappIR Universal IR Remote Android Apps on Google Play

Nov 23, 2011 | RCA TruFlat 27F520T 27" TV

1 Answer

Rca tv model 20F420T. tv is fuzzy and says "fpa lock" i cant get it back to regular cable


FPA lock option is located under TV setup. I just turned mine off and on without problems. Hopefully, your reset is effective.

Sep 27, 2010 | RCA 20F420T 20" TV

1 Answer

My rca tv turns off and on by itself


Is there a prankster nearby thast has a remote tuned to your set? As a young lad I used to play this trick on my neighbors daughter.

You should also investigate whether it is timed.. that is has a regular interval or time that it does happen. It could be another appliancwe doing this A/C ,Security system or some other eklectronic device. The dog has the remote under the cushion?


Please rate my help++++Thanks for using FIXYA

May 16, 2010 | RCA P52960 52" Rear Projection Television

1 Answer

Tv turns off and on by itself. It alsoo changes


This sounds like the front panel assembly(FPA) switches are acting up. What happens is the FPA switches start to conduct just as if someone was pressing the buttons. This in effect locks up the system control or causes it to do erratic things.
The way to determine if the FPA is bad is to remove it by unplugging from set. This requires front panel disasembly. Note:The remote will still work with the FPA removed so the set can be tested.
Let me know if you need more help or info.
Post back with make/model info. (the problem is common especially with RCA)

Nov 28, 2009 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

FPA LOCK IS ON AND I HAVE NO REMOTE FOR THE TELEVISION,,, HOW CAN I FIX THIS?


You will need an RCA Remote or Universal (RCA) may work. Once the Front Panel Assy. is locked the TV will only Power on with a remote. Call an Authorized RCA warranty service center, and offer to leave a deposit for the use of the remote. Power the TV on with the remote. Press Menu on remote. Press CH- (down) button on remote to highlight "Preferences". Press OK button to open menu. Press CH-(down) button to highlight "FPA Lock". Press Vol.+ button to turn off FPA Lock.Press Menu button to return to Main Menu. Press Menu button again to clear On Screen Display.

Dec 23, 2008 | RCA 20F420T 20" TV

1 Answer

Lost orig remote/ fpa lock on


I have a 20f511t RCA Tru Flat with FPA lock on, using an universal GE remote press setup, then menu, channel down to preferences, press enter, channel down to FPA LOCK, volume up to change to on or off, press menu to remove, all shoud work now

Nov 23, 2008 | RCA 20F420T 20" TV

1 Answer

FPA lock on a magnavox


The only way to fix it is wit remote , get your self a universal remote and do manual search until set switched on , then go to menu and turn lock off before it happened again.

Jun 11, 2008 | Philips Magnavox 9P6034C 60" Rear...

8 Answers

RCA 20F420T FPA lock


Most RCA and GE TV sets use a four digit code to control the v-chip. The code reset procedure is different depending on the model. Try each method until you find one that works:
  1. Hold down MENU on the remote and VOLUME DOWN on the TV it’s self at the same time for at least 4 seconds. The set won't say so, but the lock will be unlocked
  2. Hold down the 0 on the remote and the VOLUME DOWN buttons on the TV its self at the same time for at least 4 seconds. The set won't say so, but the lock will be unlocked
  3. Hold down the MENU button on the front of the TV and the TV button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds.
  4. Hold down GO BACK on the remote and MENU on the front of the TV at the same time for at least 4 seconds.
  5. Hold down EJECT on the front of the TV and the MENU button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds.
Depending on the model, one of the methods should unlock the V-chip. Now, if desired, you can change the settings on the V-chip by going to the MENU and going to PARENTAL CONTROLS, or on some sets, going to MENU and then going to TV SETUP, then to V-CHIP SET.

Jan 21, 2008 | RCA 20F420T 20" TV

4 Answers

Rca 20F420T


if you can bring up the menu try using the volume up / down and channel up/down on the remote to change your selection. that might work

Sep 01, 2007 | RCA 20F420T 20" TV

4 Answers

FDA Lock


I have never heard of FDA lock. If you mean FPA lock, this is the Front Panel Access lock (also called Child Lock) built into the TV. To unlock FPA, turn the set on with the original remote, enter the menu, navigate to the page with FPA and set it to off.

Aug 21, 2007 | RCA 20F420T 20" TV

Not finding what you are looking for?
RCA 20F420T 20" TV Logo

Related Topics:

220 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RCA Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

73150 Answers

matt martin
matt martin

Level 3 Expert

1207 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2307 Answers

Are you a RCA Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...