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NEED HELP !!!!! remote will not work (original nor directv programed)

Not sure where the infrared eye is. The front panel is locked so i cannot even turn the tv on manualy Help

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  • mikey9170 Sep 17, 2007


    I got the original remote hit tv then on-off and nothing. I reset the remote per the user manual and and put new batteries in the remote.
    still nothing. what else can i do




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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.

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