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Control panel Lately, the control panel locks up; both manual & remote. To date the problem can be resolved by unplugging & restoring power (reboot). I expect the panel may die completely soon.

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Re: control panel

Probable microprocessor IC lock-up.Usually found on signal

PCB==expensive to change out.Sorry--no easy fix on this one.

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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Red power light on but no picture

make this test and fix it. God bless you
  1. Verify TV is plugged-in and getting power.
  2. Verify your home's power breaker has not tripped.
  3. Verify the batteries in the remote control are good.
  4. Verify you have selected the right input for Cable/Satellite, antenna, DVD, VCR or Game Console.
  5. Verify the cable/satellite box is plugged in and getting power
  6. Verify you are getting cable/satellite in other parts of the house
  7. Verify the VCR is plugged-in,getting power, and turned on.
  8. Verify that all wires are connected to proper place
  9. Scroll through input screen to verify you are watching the correct inputs
Look at the FAQ on the manufacture's website or user manual
Use your remote control. The first step is to inspect the batteries of the remote control and see if they are functioning. If its power button starts to blink several times once you turned it on, then the batteries need to be replaced. See to it that your remote control is used within about 20 feet from the television. Make sure also that nothing blocks the space between the remote control and the receiver.
  • Reset component settings. Usually, the problems you encounter with a projection TV may be resolved through the resetting to its factory settings. If you experience inaccuracies in the color, reset the television's PerfectTint/PerfectColor capabilities. Simply press the Menu tab and then highlight "Perfect Color" using your right key arrow. After this, press "Enter" and then "Reset" in order to reset to factory settings. If you have audio / video problems (VCR or DVD player), simply press "Menu" and highlight the "Reset" option.
Reset television controls. In case you cannot fix your TV via its component settings, there are other ways of resetting. Just select "Menu", key in "1, 2, 3", and then press "Enter." In doing this, the TV's manufacturer's specifications will all be restored. If your TV's power system does not function, you should perform a complete system reset. You can do this by clicking on Reset System button located at the TV's control panel. Your television will be turned off and then a green light (LED) will quickly flash for approximately one minute. Once the light has stopped flashing, your TV should immediately turn on.

Jul 31, 2013 | Hitachi 57F710 TV

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Locked out front control panel while in menu. Now I can't unlock front control panel and I don't have original remote control or owners Manual. Help me please. The front panel is all I use for DVD pla

Hi there, if you know what model it is you can do a google search for the owners manual. There should be a sequence of buttons you can push or hold to reset to factory/default settings.

Jan 25, 2013 | Projection Televisions

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Front panel locked and remote broken is there a way to unlock front panel controls

Not manually and to my knowledge this model does not have a lock there---remotes for these are widely available.

I would Google for the owner manual and then the remote if no help in the manual----you can always call Hitachi customer service........

Nov 03, 2012 | Hitachi Projection Televisions

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Tv has worked for ever with the remote now remote has failed and the on off swutch doesnt work to turn it on and off How can I program another remote if I can turn it on?

First, check to make sure the front keyboard is not locked out. Press and hold the menu key for 10 seconds then release. If it was locked out, then front panel buttons should work. If no change, you likely have a problem with one of the ten contact switches on that panel. Remove the front speaker grill by pulling it off, then trace the wires from the front control panel (you may need to remove the cover off the front of TV). Unplug the wires to the front panel and try by Remote control. If the remote works, you can purchase ten tact switches and install or just leave the wires unplugged and use it like that.

Bill W

Mar 13, 2011 | Mitsubishi WS-65411 65" Rear Projection...

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Do not remember code to unlock tv its a Mitsubishi WD-52327 52 is there a way to reset it

Thanks for visiting FixYa;

This model is equipped with a keyboard lock feature. To unlock the keyboard press and hold the "menu" button on the front panel for 10 seconds.
If that does not work unplug TV for 5 minutes, or you have bad buttons on your control panel. You can disconnect the board from the front of the TV. Take off speaker grills, remove cover(5-6 scews), unplug cable to control board. The TV will work with remote but not manually.

Good luck, Big Irish.

Nov 21, 2009 | Mitsubishi WD-52327 52" Rear Projection...

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Fpa lock on how do i get this offf

hello Lock/Unlock Parental Controls
Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock parental controls settings
using a password.
If you do not lock parental controls, none of the settings for V-Chip,
Channel Block, or Front Panel Block will take effect.
If you forget your password, press the MENU button, then select Parental
(the password entry screen appears). Simultaneously press and
hold CH+ and VOL+ on the front panel for 8 seconds. Parental Controls
unlock and the Parental Control menu appears. You can enter a new
password by locking the Parental Controls again.
Front Panel Block
Selecting this option lets you block (disable) or unblock (enable) the TV’s
front panel. The remote still tunes to any channel. When using this as a
Parental Control method, remove access to any remote that is capable of
operating the television while you have the front panel blocked.
Don’t forget to lock parental controls after you change the status. If you
don’t, the front panel block will not take effect .if this don't work get back to me i've got manual good luck


Sep 19, 2009 | RCA R52WH73 Projection Television

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Power and front control box not working

Try a har reset, by unplugging the Tv for about 5 minutes then plug it back in and see if the remote functions are restored..

Nov 02, 2008 | Akai PT5492S 54" Rear Projection...

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The front panel is locked on my JVC TV and we can't find the remote. Will unplugging it reset it? Or is there any other way?

Resetting or rebooting any electronic device is always your first option. unplug a/c, power cord, for at least 5 minutes, overnight won't hurt. TV buttons on your unit are not made for daily use, the buttons will break down. After resetting and it still wont come on call a factory authorized service center.I hope this was helpful, also, purchase a remote from the manufacture directly.

Jun 01, 2008 | Projection Televisions

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No control of WS-65511

The following solution has been posted in another forum ( and it fixed my remote problem:

"'s possible that one of the front panel buttons is "stuck" or shorted, and this could cause the TV to ignore commands from the front panel or remote. But this should also cause the Power command to be ignored, too. You might try pulling off the front panel and disconnecting the front panel buttons and then see if the remote works."

Oct 22, 2007 | Mitsubishi WS-65511 65" Rear Projection...

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Just got it (used) power problem?

  1. turn your tv on with remote control
  2. go to menu select front button lock
  3. select off to restore the operations of the front panel operations
  4. the front panel lock is a feature that lets you disable the front panel to prevent children from changing settings by accident
  5. if this doesnt work i would suggest contacting a service repair tech.

Sep 08, 2007 | Mitsubishi WS-55311 55" Rear Projection...

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