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Wont work... I plug it in and it doesn't do anything! When I shut the door firmly, it will sometimes come on?! The numers light up and then it just turns right back off as soon as I push a button. My friend just got it for me so I don't know what is wrong with it?!?!

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    i have the same problem....any solutions

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Mine keypad is locked with 00.00 digits..keypad doesnt function..any idea ? not child protection ...its simply locked ..no idea how to unlock it..

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Check control circuit and door switches,

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