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LCD Monitor will not switch input selections

It's currently locked on the S-Video - pushing selection buttons nothing happens - this happened before, but self-corrected itself - I have a dual monitor setup with 2 20" Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW - the other is fine. 

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Re: LCD Monitor will not switch input selections

NOTE: You can also lock or unlock the OSD by pushing and holding the Menu button for 15 seconds. In this mode All buttons will be locked including the "Menu" button. You can unlock by pushing and holding the Menu button for 15 seconds.


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