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Dead-won't turn on by either front panel button or remote

I went through the suggest remedies in the User Manual but if it's the Parental Front Panel Block I need the remote to work. It doesnt' either. Help. I really don't want to take it in or have a tech come out. Thanks.

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Re: Dead-won't turn on by either front panel button or...

Dead? first unplug it and wait then plug it back up.. What happens...does the green light come on Does it flash?..any sight sounds or smells...

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I have a rca profection tv. When you turn it on it turns back off by itself

Thats way I solved my problem.

Mitsubishi (and other makes) has had problems with the front panel push buttons partially shorting. This can cause a variety of odd and erratic operating problems, and a completely dead set has been documented as one of them.
The reason the remote doesn't work is because the partially shorted front pushbuttons are telling the TV's micro computer that there is a command being issued by the front panel, and that makes the TV ignore the remote control.
The fix is to replace all of the front panel push buttons. One quick and dirty way to get around this is to simply unplug the wiring harness to the front panel push buttons, hence disabling them, and just using the remote control.
Just pull off the speaker grill from the front. You will see a small access panel on the front with wires coming from the front buttons running inside. Those are the wires you'll want to disconnect.
Take that panel off, and follow those wires. You'll have to undo a couple of plastic cable clamps, but halfway down the wires you'll find two connectors. They have lock tabs that you have to push to separate them, but they should pull apart without too much trouble. One connector is actually the front panel input jacks, the other is the buttons, but you can unplug both of them.
Then cross your fingers and try the remote.
Let me know how that goes!
Ests saliendo de YoReparo

May 26, 2014 | Mitsubishi WS-55511 55" Rear Projection...

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Timer is on and Tv will not come on

Press the System Reset Button which is on the RHS on control panel
If the TV fails to respond to the remote control, control panel
buttons, or will not power on/off, press the SYSTEM RESET button on the control panel.
The green LED on the front panel will flash quickly for up to one and a half minutes. When the green LED stops flashing, you may turn on the TV. Recent setting changes you made before using SYSTEM RESET may be lost.
If that fails try pressing and holding the menu button for 8 secs

user manual is here:

Apr 03, 2014 | Mitsubishi WD-60735 Projection Television

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This is out of the manual. You may have to try it several times.

With remote press
menu go to the
parental screen.
Press ant hold both
the channel up
and volume up on
front panel for 3 to
5 seconds

May 22, 2010 | RCA D52W20 52" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready...

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Fpa lock on how do i get this offf

hello Lock/Unlock Parental Controls
Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock parental controls settings
using a password.
If you do not lock parental controls, none of the settings for V-Chip,
Channel Block, or Front Panel Block will take effect.
If you forget your password, press the MENU button, then select Parental
(the password entry screen appears). Simultaneously press and
hold CH+ and VOL+ on the front panel for 8 seconds. Parental Controls
unlock and the Parental Control menu appears. You can enter a new
password by locking the Parental Controls again.
Front Panel Block
Selecting this option lets you block (disable) or unblock (enable) the TV’s
front panel. The remote still tunes to any channel. When using this as a
Parental Control method, remove access to any remote that is capable of
operating the television while you have the front panel blocked.
Don’t forget to lock parental controls after you change the status. If you
don’t, the front panel block will not take effect .if this don't work get back to me i've got manual good luck


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Front panel locked out cant turn on tv

use the remote go into the menu and unlock the front panel,
there is a combo of buttons to unlock the front panel but you will have to see the manual.

May 06, 2008 | Projection Televisions

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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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No control of WS-65511

The following solution has been posted 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."

Oct 22, 2007 | Mitsubishi WS-65511 65" Rear Projection...

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Just got it (used) power problem?

  1. turn your tv on with remote control
  2. go to menu select front button lock
  3. select off to restore the operations of the front panel operations
  4. the front panel lock is a feature that lets you disable the front panel to prevent children from changing settings by accident
  5. if this doesnt work i would suggest contacting a service repair tech.

Sep 08, 2007 | Mitsubishi WS-55311 55" Rear Projection...

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Will not power on. Please Help!!

Error code 12 means normal operation. 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. Tell me how it went. Lead Tech

Dec 14, 2006 | Mitsubishi WS-55511 55" Rear Projection...

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