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
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Press Menu Button from any Remote control ( RC) by which could turn on your TV, press menu , menu drop down list will be visible on ur screen then wait 4 a minute or more till ur RC stop blinking , then go to Preference menu , go to FPA lock, turn it off. enjoy. Deva
The front panel lock can only be unlocked with the remote. Press Menu, then Ch+ or Ch - to select Preferences. Press Ok then use the Ch+ or Ch- buttons to highlight FPA (front panel) lock. Then use the Vol+ and Vol - buttons to select On or Off. Then press Menu repeatedly to exit the menu system. With the FPA lock disabled, you can turn it on from the front panel of the TV by pressing the Menu button. However, with the lock enabled, you can only power off the TV from the front panel.
Since the Input button is also only on the remote, if you look for a universal remote, choose one with both Menu and Input or Source functions. Then try all the RCA codes until you find one that makes all of the remote functions work. The original remote is: RCR130TA1 . A substitute remote that should match all of the functions is available here: http://remotes.com/remotes/servlet/rs?a=Search&o=c&uid=0&m=20F420T&uuid=13004957447460 .
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.
If you've lost the original remote there is nearly no possible way to unlock the unit. RCA built their PL so that the combination could be set and the parents would merely have to take the remote with them and it couldn't be changed...
As to the DVD I don't believe there is an input button on the face of the unit and I'm not real sure if you could find a universal that would allow that... Not even Miracle remote makes an alternative and their remoted are as good as the originals...
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.