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I enabled the FPA lock on my RCA 20f511T and it shut off. Now I can't turn it on with the panel on the TV or the remote.

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  • bchat612 Jan 31, 2010

    I tried that earlier today. I'll try it again. I unplugged it for more than 10 minutes. I'll try it again and then accet your answer if/when it works. Thanks.

  • bchat612 Feb 03, 2010

    None of that worked. Thanks for trying.

  • bchat612 Feb 03, 2010

    Unplugged it over night and that didn't work either. Thanks anyway.

  • bchat612 Feb 03, 2010

    I've tried unplugging the power overnight, holding 0 on the remote and menu on the screen, menu on the remote and volume down on the tv etc. Please help.

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Ive lost my rca remote and am usiing my cable remote.the fpa lock is on and i can,t get it off to play video dvd,s etc.anyone with a answer

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Hi,

Most RCA and GE
TV sets use a four digit code to control the v-chip. The code reset procedure is different depending on the model. Try each method until you find one that works:

1. Hold down MENU on the remote and VOLUME DOWN on the TV it's self at the same time for at least 4 seconds. The set won't say so, but the lock will be unlocked
2. Hold down the 0 on the remote and the VOLUME DOWN buttons on the TV its self at the same time for at least 4 seconds. The set won't say so, but the lock will be unlocked
3. Hold down the MENU button on the front of the TV and the TV button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds.
4. Hold down GO BACK on the remote and MENU on the front of the TV at the same time for at least 4 seconds.
5. Hold down EJECT on the front of the TV and the MENU button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds.

Depending on the model, one of the methods should unlock the V-chip. Now, if desired, you can change the settings on the V-chip by going to the MENU and going to PARENTAL CONTROLS, or on some sets, going to MENU and then going to TV SETUP, then to V-CHIP SET.



OR try http://specs.retaildeck.com/CACHE/FILE7065.PDF
search for FPA and you'll find how to unlock it.

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Disconnect the power cord from the outlet for AT LEAST 30 MINUTES, that should cause the TV to reset back to factory default settings, then you can start over with initial set up,etc, after you restore power to it.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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Hi how to open fpa


The front panel lock can only be unlocked with the remote. Press Menu, then Ch+ or Ch - to select Preferences. Press Ok then use the Ch+ or Ch- buttons to highlight FPA (front panel) lock. Then use the Vol+ and Vol - buttons to select On or Off. Then press Menu repeatedly to exit the menu system. With the FPA lock disabled, you can turn it on from the front panel of the TV by pressing the Menu button. However, with the lock enabled, you can only power off the TV from the front panel.

Since the Input button is also only on the remote, if you look for a universal remote, choose one with both Menu and Input or Source functions. Then try all the RCA codes until you find one that makes all of the remote functions work. The original remote is: RCR130TA1 . A substitute remote that should match all of the functions is available here: http://remotes.com/remotes/servlet/rs?a=Search&o=c&uid=0&m=20F420T&uuid=13004957447460 .

The manual for the RCA 20F420T is available here: http://support.ttetech.com/RCATV/NewTV/Templates/SupportDownloads.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRORIGINALURL=%2fen-us%2fproductdownloads.html&NRNODEGUID={35D79B02-4AAE-4834-BFD0-1124EA501FA2}&NRCACHEHINT=NoModifyGuest . If the direct link doesn't work, start here: http://support.ttetech.com/en-us/productdownloads.html . Select a 20" TV and then your model number in the drop down menus and press Go.

I hope this helps.

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