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Install an IR Remote App in android phone. The app link below worked for me to remove the fpa lock on. Configure the App for your RCA TV. Set TV as Device type, RCA as the brand. and choose the model (e.g., TV 20 F420T) also, select the Alternate IR Driver.
All the options of the command may appear in a list form. Close that and an actual remote with buttons should appear.
Then Power your tv will turn ON. Press the Menu. Pressing the Channel Down/Up Button to navigate to Preferences. Press OK button on the screen.. Then Navigate to FPA Lock. Press OK again. THis will turn the FPA Lock to Off.
here is my solution. somebody either needs to give me a solution without a remote or fuckin mail me a remote. and if i ever run into these RCA dipshits, ima beat some ***** *** for puttin the damn lock on there in the first place.
Jay and Silent Bob
I have a 20f511t RCA Tru Flat with FPA lock on, using an universal GE remote press setup, then menu, channel down to preferences, press enter, channel down to FPA LOCK, volume up to change to on or off, press menu to remove, all shoud work now
If the front panel lock is on, you will need a working original remote (or a universal remote properly programmed for RCA) to turn the set on. The IR receiver is next to the buttons on the fromt but the RCA IR receivers are very reliable, and I have yet to see a bad one in a modern RCA TV. Once you turn the set on by remote, you can enter the menu and turn the FPA off.
After doing a little research, it looke like the front panel lock , can only be removed from the parental control menu using your remote. If your universal remote does not get you into the menu, see if you can borrow a friends rca remote long enough to get you into your menu & remove the fpa.