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FPA Lock can't turn Tv on

I have an FPA Lock and I an't get the tv to turn back on what do I do. I tried unplugging the tv and I do not have a remote either so I am trying to do it manually do I need to by a remote universal so I can turn it back on and switch the settings

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2007

    me too!!!

  • msdunlap Nov 17, 2007

    We have the same issue. We unplugged the TV for several days in hopes that it would reset itself, with no luck. We have no remote and understand that there probably isn't a solution. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!!!

  • olia Dec 02, 2007

    I have an FPA Lock and I an't get the tv
    to turn back on what do I do. I tried unplugging the tv and I do not
    have a remote either so I am trying to do it manually do I need to by a
    remote universal so I can turn it back on and switch the settings

  • Laptop1477 Dec 03, 2007

    I don know i even took mine apart i can't figure it out

  • TRUCKK Jan 06, 2008


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  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

    FPA locked no remote, can't unlock

  • Anonymous May 07, 2008

    trueflat, flat screen silver RCA television not sure if it is 14'' it may be 19'' I can't turn my tv on and I don't have the remote. So can you help me get the fpa off the tv. So do I have to get another remote???

  • Takatagirl May 15, 2008

    Ok. My boyfriend went into the menu on our rca and turned on the fpa(whatever that is) then we found out we couldn't turn the tv on from the controls on the tv, so we programmed a ONE FOR ALL UNIVERSAL REMOTE and it fixed part of the problem because now the tv turns on and we can change channels and volume with remote, but NOWWWW when i try to go into menu using the remote to turn the lock off, it won't let me do anything. Does anyone know how to take this fpa off with a remote? The enter or select button don't let it go into the menu to change it and neither does the volume and the channel buttons only let me go up and down in the menu screen. How can I actually change the settings? 

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    i don't have a unaversal remote or a ragular remote is there eney whay yo fix on the controll panel

  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    Exactly the same

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I posted the above - I went to WalMart, bought an $8 remote and a .98 pack of AA batteries. It turned the TV on immediately. Problem solved for less than $10.

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