My tv all of sudden started doing channel searches by itself. During this, it started shutting off and on. Then, the tv may work for a couple hours before it started the process again of searching for channels, then shutting off and on. Nothing liquid was spilled near it and I am hopefully assuming, I don't have a poltergeist! I finally decided I would try and delete the other channels besides 4 since that is the only one I need for the cable. As I was doing this using the menu function on the tv (since I long ago misplaced the tv remote, I use the cable remote) I accidently chose something I think called an FPA4 lock. I guess I chose yes and my tv went off. I have no idea how to unlock it. Any ideas about any of the above problems? The tv is only about a year and a half old.
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If no one answers on that model TV (so many models), see following: All the digital TV's have a "search channels" function from a menu button either on remote or on front of TV. See if menu has something like "Setup" and "Auto Tuning" (or words like that) which indicates a digital TV, if no channel search likely analog TV. Once clicking to search for channels (arrow buttons to get there and enter button to start, or some other buttons I saw once did that), it scans the airwaves starting with Ch2 and ending with ch 78 or so. Takes about 30 seconds for it to find channels with antenna connected. Antenna can be old UHF antenna. Search completed, the TV can show the channels in normal channel viewing. If not a digital TV, you can get a DTV converter box to get free tv off the air, it is basically a digital TV tuner that works on analog TV's. You can get those on Ebay.
press the preset button on the front panel once then (TV should be on) the on the screen there should be words the likes of (Auto VHF 1 60.00mhz) now the Auto stands for auto tuning VHF stands for its frequency where its going to search the 1 stands for the channel where its going to start with 60.00mghz stands for the lowest signal to which its going to start now that you have understood all that just press the volume up button then it will automaticly locate all your working channels leave till it stops for when does it will start from channel 1 to which I believe that you be able to see the channel working so press the up button on the channel button to check the rest of your channels hope this will solve your problem!
Setting Up the TV
After you have finished connecting your TV, you can use Auto Program to set up your
channels. During Auto Program, the TV will automatically search for available channels and
program receivable channels.
(Make sure CABLE is connected on coaxial and you are not using any other connections such as cable box, hdtv or satellite antenna)
1 Press to turn on the TV. The Initial Setup screen appears.
2 Press on the remote control or on the TV front panel to start Auto Program, or press
To perform Auto Program again
1 Press .
2 Press g to highlight Channel Menu.
3 Press f to highlight Cable. Press to select.
4 Press F or f to highlight On or Off according to how you connected your TV. Press to
5 Press f to highlight Auto Program. Press to search for channels.
6 After Auto Program finishes, press to exit.
To reset the TV to factory settings
1 Turn the TV on.
2 Hold down on the remote control.
3 Press and release the POWER button on the TV front panel. The TV will turn itself off,
then back on.
4 Release .
✍ When you start Auto Program wait until it is finished; otherwise it will skip over channels that are
available. Perform Auto Program again to program receivable channels.
✍ The Initial Setup screen appears each time you turn on the TV until you perform Auto Program.
Auto Program [CH+]
First please connect
You have to do a autoprogram or channel search in the menu of the TV.The name of this function is different on some tvs general though in the main menu look for something like setup,channel search scan for channels .if you get it right your TV will begin to automatically start flipping channels and it will find all available channnels
If you have a menu button on the front of the Tv, you could search for an autoprogram or channel search menu and select that. Otherwise a cheap universal remote might be needed. You also want to make sure it is selected to receive antenna and not cable channels.