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Can you shut off the front control panel

We would like to shut off the front panel controls and only be able to use the remote to turn the TV on and off. Is this possible??

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Re: Can you shut off the front control panel

No, not without doing some serious internal disabling...accordianman

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I have a Mitsubishi rear projection TV (WS-73909) that didn't turn on and had a green blinking light. I replaced the 7 DM capacitors and now it turns on. Both the remote and front control panel ca

Let me know as I can look for this---the set has a keyboard lockout that is cleared by holding the menu or another front button for more than 5-10 seconds with set on---I can find the service manual and check if needed.

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Have a proscan ps50700 that wont show the picture, will turn on but turns itself right back off. what could it be

TV Doesn't Turn On
  • Your RCA rear projection TV may not turn on from time to time for several reasons. First, check that the power cord is plugged into a working power outlet. Check that the outlet is receiving electricity by plugging a different device into the outlet. If the other device doesn't work, you may need to replace a fuse or reset a circuit breaker in your home.

    If you tried using the remote control to turn on the TV, press the "Power" button on the front of the TV. You may have a problem with the remote control if the TV turns on.

    If you tried using the front control panels and haven't tried the remote, press the "Power" button on the remote control. The television controls are blocked if the TV turns on with the remote. To unlock the controls, open the "Parental Control" menu and remove the check mark next to "Front Panel Block."

    Finally, your TV may be performing a diagnostic check. These checks are used to find any errors in your TV. Wait a few minutes before trying to turn on the TV again.

TV Turns Off By Itself
  • You may find that your RCA TV turns off by itself on occasion. This is often because the "Sleep Timer" feature was enabled. This feature allows you to place a timer on the television that will turn it off after a specific amount of time has passed. The feature allows you to save on your energy bill and extend the life of your television.

    If the "Sleep Timer" wasn't set, the television may have detected a power surge in your home and shut off automatically to protect the components of the television. Wait at least 30 seconds before turning the TV on again.

    Finally, if you suspect the television is turning off for a reason other than a power surge, unplug the television and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. This will clear any errors in the television. After 10 minutes, plug the television back into the outlet and resume normal use.

  • Blank Screen
  • A blank screen on an RCA rear projection television is usually caused by a loose connection or an incorrect setting. Check that the coaxial connection on the back of the television is secure or, if you're using an external device such as a DVD player, the video cables are secure. Press the "Ant/Cable" button to switch between tuners if you are watching television, or the "Input" button to switch between input channels if you're watching something from an external device.

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Tv has worked for ever with the remote now remote has failed and the on off swutch doesnt work to turn it on and off How can I program another remote if I can turn it on?

First, check to make sure the front keyboard is not locked out. Press and hold the menu key for 10 seconds then release. If it was locked out, then front panel buttons should work. If no change, you likely have a problem with one of the ten contact switches on that panel. Remove the front speaker grill by pulling it off, then trace the wires from the front control panel (you may need to remove the cover off the front of TV). Unplug the wires to the front panel and try by Remote control. If the remote works, you can purchase ten tact switches and install or just leave the wires unplugged and use it like that.

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62HM15 Toshiba DLP TV won't respond to remote or control panel

Blinking is a trouble code. Try unpluging for a longer time then hold power button in when pluging back in to try and reset.

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Need code to program a universal remote!

general process for a universal remote control:

  1. push and hold setup 3 seconds
  2. select the device to control (TV DVD etc)
At this moment TV has to be ON (turn tv on by front panel)
3. continue with remote control pushing power button again and again and again SLOWLY
4. when the tv turns off then press enter to save your code.

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TV is not responding to the remote control.

The set may have defaulted to a front panel lockout. To defeat that on the front of the set hold down the MENU button for 15 seconds and see if it will then power up. I know that doesn't solve the problem with the remote but one step atta time. These sets are prone to leaky switches on the control panel and when that happens the micro cannot accept two different commands at the same time. That could be why the remote is not working.

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the sensor for remote has fallen off its usually connected to a 8 inch wire which fell back into system pull the sensor wire forward the way to get into tv 3 ways front pannel pops off sensor is set at front
there the back of tv
then theres threw the

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Tv not responding to remote and now will not turn back on!

if the remote eye on the tv it will do all kinds of strange stuff once the eye on tv gets dirty the the tv will shut off after 2 seconds try cleaning it and see what happens the eye on tv is hard toget to so get a can of air to blow it out i took my pocket knife to clean mine i know that was ruff on eye but thats all i had if this dont work try unpluging your control board on front of set board may be bad or buttons are stuck email me at if this helps

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Tv turns on manually, but auto flips through channels and you can't use remote

Found this in another forum ( and it fixed my remote problem:

"'s possible that one of the front panel buttons is "stuck" or shorted, and this could cause the TV to ignore commands from the front panel or remote. But this should also cause the Power command to be ignored, too. You might try pulling off the front panel and disconnecting the front panel buttons and then see if the remote works."

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No control from the remote control

On these models we have found that a switch is sticking on the control panel not allowing the set to turn on. Disconnect the control panel. You will be able to use the remote on it. To find the plugs for the control panel: Remove the speaker grill and front panel, then follow the wire to the connection. Remember to unplug the set before putting your hands inside of it.

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