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Samsung front panel buttons and remote locked out

Samsung flat screen tv model ppm42m5sb. Through the menu, front panel buttons and remote were both locked out. How can I reset or regain control of TV?

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On the front panel press the Menu button for about 5 seconds. Once you press it the OSD will pop up. Keep holding the button until the OSD disappears. The setup should be unlocked now.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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Set TV to standby and press Info, menu, mute then power. The set should turn on with the service menu available scroll down until you select reset press right hand arrow next to enter and then enter. TV will turn off. When switched on it goes into Plug and Play mode to reset the analogue and digital tuner. Allow a full reset then you should be ok.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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Solution that worked for me:

Beware: Although the process should be safe, it technically voids your warranty.

Enter the service menu:
1 - turn of tv with remote
2 - press and release in the following order on the remote: Info, Menu, Mute. Make sure remote is pointing at the tv
3 - turn on the tv from the remote
4 - you will see the service menu. using the down arrow on the remote select the Reset option. Using the right arrow button at this point will do a hard reset.
5 - Wait a few seconds, turn TV on
6 - you will have to rescan analogue and digital channel but it should be working now.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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I had the same problem and I replaced the t-con board. My t.v. is fixed!!!! I just couldn't see spending another 700.00 dollars for a repair shop to fix it. The t-con board is located at the top of the t.v. once you remove the back cover. Be very careful removing the two plugs at the top of the board which was easy once I figured out how the clips worked. there is a black lever like connection which flips up, then grip with your fingers the tab and slide the tape like wires straight out. The bottom plug is very simple. Also to expose the t-con board you will have to remove a heat shield cover. Once removed there is foil looking tape that needs to be peeled back to expose the board. The board is very sensitive to static electricity so if you have a grounding strap that you can strap to your wrist and ground to the frame while performing your repair. Its best to lay the t.v. face down on the kitchen table with a blanket to protect the screen. Good luck!

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To unlock the remote control function do the following.
On the front pane touch control pad

1 Press MENU to display the MENU screen, and then
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2 Press CH [UP/DOWN] to select "Operation Lock Out", and
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3 Press CH UP/DOWN] to select "Off", and then press INPUT
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As you have its remote things are easy. If you have forgotten the passoword do the following.

make sure the TV is off. Simoultaneously press and HOLD VOL. Enter a next password next time you access parential control menu.

If this does not help do the following

[1] Hold dow n [0] on the remote control and volume [2] Hod down Menu button on the front panel of the TV and 'TV' button on the remote control at the same time for at least 5 seconds.
[3] Hold down "Go Back" on the remote control hanset and "Menu" on the front of the TV at the same time for at least 5 seconds.
[4] Hold down "Eject" on the front of the TV and the "Menu" button on the remote control hanset at the same time at least 5 seconds.
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hello you could try this The front panel of the COMBI VISION can be locked to prevent it
from being used by young children for example.
1 To lock the front panel, display the television menu by pressing MENU
( ).
2 Select the SETUP option by pressing the P ▲ or ▼ buttons the required
number of times.
3 Press the + button.
4 Select the PANEL LOCK option by pressing the P ▲ or ▼ buttons the
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5 Select ON by pressing the + button.
Result: The buttons on the front panel no longer have any effect.
6 To unlock the front panel, set the PANEL LOCK option to OFF.Another option would be to buy a universal remote from say - Argos carefully open it and use your own batteries and use that remote to unlock the TV then return the remote to Argos or if keep the remote if the original is lost. i hope it helps

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Hi CindyCee,

I have tried to post solutions, but they seem to be too long, so I will have to post more than once to get the info to you.

First part- the "Line-In" Video Source thing many people are having fun with. Try these options from the Samsung FAQs website.:

How Do You Switch Video Sources? spacer.gif Depending on the model TV you have, there are up to four ways to change the video source:
  • Through the on-screen menu controlled by your remote
  • Through the on-screen menu accessed through the Menu button on your TV's front panel
  • Through the TV/Video, TV/Component, or Source button on your remote
  • Through the TV/Video or Source button on the front panel of your TV
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Changing the Source Using the On-Screen Menu Controlled By Your Remote To use the on-screen menu of your TV controlled by your remote to change video sources, follow these steps:
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