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TV seems to be in some kind of sales demo mode

I have a Magnavox 25" television, Model number XP2590 B101.

Its remote control has been working intermittantly since I bought the television about ten years ago.

Recently, I hooked up a childs video game and while I was changing some settings my son was fiddling with the controls to the video game. The next thing we realized, the TV went into some kind of sales demo mode where big letters on the screen say something to the effect of "THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS TELEVISION", then it goes through a demo of some of the televisions features. I tried turning the power off by pressing the power button to no avail. Then I tried unplugging it then plugging it back in, however, it is still in this sales demo with no response from any of the televisions control buttons.

How do I get this television out of this sales demo mode when the remote control is not working?

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To disable the Demo mode, perform the following:

  1. Turn GA_googleFillSlot("TL-IMU-Article"); on the TV.
  2. Simultaneously hold down the Vol+ and Vol- buttons on the front of the TV. Do not use the remote control.
  3. Hold for about 6 seconds
  4. Certain model TVs may turn off, others will not. But in either case, the Demo mode should be disabled.

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