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FPA LOCK ON

THE SCREEN READS,,,FPA LOCK ON,,,, WHAT THE HECK IS THIS,,, AND HOW CAN I FIX IT?

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FPA means the front panel is locked by the Parental Access Control Menu.

Unfortunately, the FPA can only be removed using the remote. There are no magic front panel button combinations.

The cheapest way out is to buy a Universal Remote Control at Walmart (about $10) and program it to your RCA TV. Then you can go into the Parental Control Menu and remove the lock.

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