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Locked tv my son lost the remote so he was messing with the buttons and set parent controls and locked the tv.after he shut it off the last time now the tv cant be turned back on. I have a magnavox 27ms343s.can it be fixed? I have no working remote. The tv turns on then there is just a black screen with red writing on it saying"Child Lock Please Unlock" then after 5 seconds it times out and turns off and there is just a black screen. Help please Suey

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  • sueyb Nov 22, 2008

    I found out how to fix the problem through another source but I thought i would share it with you as it worked. Press the power button and then the AV/TV button simultaneously and will click off the child lock.

  • aanda_pyar
    aanda_pyar Oct 12, 2012

    Thanx Sueyb.. It worked, I had too the same problem but when I press the Power Button on remote and then AV/TV button simultaneously it clicked off the lock, and now it is ready to Watch.. Once again thank you. Regards! aanda_pyar@yahoo.com

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You need to buy a remote for that TV. They're available online for around $39. This site has them in stock, but you can shop around to be sure its a good price. When you receive it, turn on your TV and press menu on the remote and turn off child lock. Click the Remote here:

http://www.newremotecontrol.com/catalog/dyn_models_accys.php?modnum=27MS343S&hash=e91e6348157868de9dd8b25c81aebfb9

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

  • fixstar Nov 22, 2008

    Glad to hear you found a solution that didn't involve another remote. Its always good to save money, but you'll still need a remote to properly operate your tv.

  • fixstar Nov 23, 2008

    You downrated my help because I suggested that you need a remote? I thought you said you had lost yours, If downrated me because you thought I was trying to offend you, I wasn't. Sorry for any misunderstanding.

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