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Samsung Hitron TV 488S - All features are locked, cant operate it at all.

 All the Television functions are locked. We cant access the menu, sound etc manually  or via its remote control.  How can one "unlock" the functions?  The TV was locked accidentally with its remote.  We have referred to the manual but nothing.  In the meantime the sound is running via our stereo speakers. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Samsung Hitron TV 488S - All features are locked,...

I also accidently locked my Samsung TV. I unplugged the power cord and powered up after a minute or so. Set was un-locked after after power up.

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I have a dark band at the base , doesn't go even when we do zoom in all mode

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

Re: Samsung Hitron TV 488S - All features are locked,...

If your remote has a Function button.....ususally it is marked with an f then press this and at the same time press another button on the remote......they are all different but it shouldn't take long to find the other button

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Child Lock allows you to lock the buttons on the front of the TV.
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight
Press OK to enter the Preferences
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight FPA
(Front Panel) Lock.
Press VOL+ or VOL- to turn on or off
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can use the buttons on the front of the TV
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FPA lock stands for Front Panel Access lock similar to Parental Control/Child lock - it indicates that the buttons on the front of the TV are locked so that it cannot be operated accidentally by young children.

You would need to use the remote to deactivate this security feature. Normally, you would go into the Parental Controls menu and turn off the FPA lock.

If for some reason a password was used, then you would have to enter that password since without it you can't get into the Parental Controls menu.

On some versions, you can press "Menu" on the front panel and "Vol -" on the remote simultaneously for 3 seconds to clear the password. in others, it would require that you press and hold at the same time the Vol < button on the front panel and CLEAR button of the remote control for about 5sec. You would need to enter a new password the next time you access the Parental Control Menu.

Usually, steps involve are explained better in the user's manual which is available at the RCA (Support) website. You would need to enter the exact model number of your RCA TV.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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