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Not able to access menu, monitor doesn't react to menu key

Monitor is locked and i can't access the menu.

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  • Martin von Rotz
    Martin von Rotz Mar 31, 2014

    Doesn't work, by pressing 1 and 4 I can scroll trhough the colors, but can't access the menu.

  • Martin von Rotz
    Martin von Rotz Mar 31, 2014

    Finally I got it to work. I tried all the solutions given on the internet. Finally I disconected every thing, started it up, hold the ext key for 15 secs and it unlocked. It is not clear why it worked on this occasion but it works! Thanks for the advices given. Martin

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Page 39 of the user guide built in self test.
Often when turning the power on, holding the power button pressed for 5-10 seconds will reset the device.

Posted on Mar 28, 2014

Testimonial: "Still not working, I can access vai pressing 1 and 4 and scroll through the colors but can't access the menu. Touching number 5 gives a 'locked' symbol."

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