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Locked out of TV

My toddler pressed something on the remote and the TV has locked us out. All that displays is a blue screen with a red padlock image in the top left hand corner. No buttons on the remote control or television set will work now except the on/off switch. We tried pressing every button on the remote and tried turning the power off at the main for a couple of hours to reset the TV but it still will only show the lock.

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I have a Harmony (now logitech) 688 and 550 remotes and I successfully unlocked my friends Hisense TV when I added the Hisense TV to the remote's device list. Either buy a better remote or find a friend or local TV shop that has one so they can unloack it for you. Beats having to buy a remote from China and waiting 3-4+ weeks.

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Re: Locked out of TV

Use two buttons on the tv at the same time, hold four seconds.
Try menu & power or vol up & chan up.........

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