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My RCA 20F420T TV is used only for video inputs and they were shut off when someone touched the volume buttons. I have no remote and the video mode doesn't appear to be accessable from the front panel. Additionally, I put it in "FPA locked" mode in trying different settings. So now it does nothing but show a blue screen or snow. The online manual says video mode is only accessible via the remote. I see that I can buy a remote from RCA's website, but is there a better way.

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The best way WITHOUT buying a R/C[remote control] is to disconnect the tv from the a/c power (unplug it enterly) place a screw driver or any metal between the blades of the a/c plug. leave it there for at lease 2-3 days (SERIOUSLLY!!)
attention:: the a/c plug will be OFF the electrical socket and REMAIN UNPLUGED for the duration of 2-3 days. [DON'T TAKE A SHORT CUT and say 3 hours is enought]
take the SHUNT or SHORT from between the blades and replug into a/c socket.
p.s. sorry that I am so specific and deliberate and I don't want to insult your integellance, but you will be suprised of how people don't listen, pay attention, or don't think with common sense..

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The manual for the RCA 20F420T is available here: http://support.ttetech.com/RCATV/NewTV/Templates/SupportDownloads.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRORIGINALURL=%2fen-us%2fproductdownloads.html&NRNODEGUID={35D79B02-4AAE-4834-BFD0-1124EA501FA2}&NRCACHEHINT=NoModifyGuest . If the direct link doesn't work, start here: http://support.ttetech.com/en-us/productdownloads.html . Select a 20" TV and then your model number in the drop down menus and press Go.

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