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We have a new RCA T.V when we turned the TV on we have a Red P in the bottom left hand corner of the screen - I've tried on the options on the menu, tried to power off the TV and still no luck any ideas?

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Re: RCA Red P

Try hard reset==leave unplugged from AC overnight.

Posted on Oct 08, 2007

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