Question about Toshiba MD20F51 20 in. TV/DVD Combo

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BASE tv/dvd combo- not toshiba but it looks like this model

The pfoblem is with my tv/dvd combo it's not a toshiba but looks very similar to this model toshiba in the manuual i can't find a country of origin or any kind of contact so here is the problem we were watching regular tv when my 3yr old lent for a moment on the remote and the whole screen suddenly went blue(like it does when you are tuning it) but it has a bright red padlock picture in the corner. i'm assuming it's locked in some way the manual makes no reference to this phenomena it talks only about a parental lock when watching dvds i have tried unplugging it for a time..... i've tried pressing the remote buttons in lots of combinations for different periods of time...10 secs, 20 secs i've tried putting in the parental lock code as mentioned before.... i've taken the batteries out of the remote and put them in... the only thing the remote can do is turn the tv off and on again and there's still a blue screen with a bright red padlock!!!! help rome

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  • scott rome Apr 07, 2007

    thanks techman
    the brand is BASE DTC2181
    it's a 51cm TV/DVD Combo
    it was bought at Target in Australia very cheaply
    there isn't much info in the user manual and i've tried searching for the company on google but no result.
    it doesn't even have where it was made
    i hope you can help on this one
    thanks heaps

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2008

    we had the same problem: thanks TV technician; your solution worked perfectly!! B & B

  • gazem7227 May 28, 2008

    Exactly the same problem ie. can not unlock tv very frustrating. Will try to hold said button but until now have been stumped.

  • chafika_bel Jul 21, 2008

    base DTC2181, 51 cm TV/DVD combo

  • vadlem1 Aug 13, 2008

    BASE DTC2181. when i first bought the tv in 2007 from a target store north of brisbane ( it is now just two mths out of warrenty) i had no problems. i stoped using it for a while and now it wont turn on. first it went to a blue screen and so i tried to tune it in to no avail. then i turned it off to try again and it sounded like it was turning on but there was no screen. do you think it needs repair or is it beyond fixing?

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    we were watch a dvd and my dog sat on it and locked the screen went blue and a bright red lock



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I have the same problem with my Tv too. There is No phone listing and the number given on the warrant policy is no longer connected. I rang Target and Base is their own brand. If anyone needs it the contact number for Target head office is 1800 814 788.

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Same thing happened with us, the onscreen display button unlocks the tv, goodluck

Posted on May 20, 2008


Press the "on screen display" button down for three seconds. Its the button under the AV/TV button.

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Cannot even try to solve this problem without a model number and a brand or make.

Posted on Apr 03, 2007

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