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FPA lock I have an RCA 20F420T and I accedentlly turned on the FPA lock. And, now I can't get it off. I don't have the original remote, just one to an RCA VCR. and when I got to the Menu, it won't let me enter one of the options using the volume keys, yet the volume keys work for volume. It's not making me too happy. So, can you give me any suggestions on how to get rid of the FPA lock or how to completely reset the TV to factory defaults? I will try anything thanks. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you for your time.

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Hi i have a universal remote and my granddaughter pressed a button on the tv and now i need to unlock the fpa can some one please help.

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My tv wont come back on fpa lock on


Press Menu Button from any Remote control ( RC) by which could turn on your TV, press menu , menu drop down list will be visible on ur screen then wait 4 a minute or more till ur RC stop blinking , then go to Preference menu , go to FPA lock, turn it off. enjoy.
Deva

Apr 21, 2011 | RCA 20F420T 20" TV

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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.

Cindy Wells

Mar 19, 2011 | RCA 20F420T 20" TV

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20FP420T FP lock on and can't select input no remote?


Do you mean the 20F420T? RCA doesn't have a 20FP420T as far as I can tell.

Unfortunately, you can't turn off the Front Panel (child lock) without a remote. All of the front panel Power button to turn off the set but not to turn it on. You need a remote that matches the Menu function. Press Menu, then use the Ch+/Ch- buttons to select Preferences. Press OK then press Ch+/Ch- to highlight FPA lock. Use the Vol+/Vol- buttons to toggle the lock function on or off. (Off lets the front panel work normally) Then press Menu repeatedly to exit the menus. A substitute remote can be obtained here: http://www.remotes.com/remotes/servlet/rs?a=Search&o=c&uid=0&m=20F420T&uuid=12994577706920 . This is guaranteed to work with the 20F420T . Most universal remotes should also work as long as they were programmed after 2006.

The manual for the 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 . Fill in the drop down menus for 20" and the model.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Mar 07, 2011 | RCA 20F420T 20" TV

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Rca tv model 20F420T. tv is fuzzy and says "fpa lock" i cant get it back to regular cable


FPA lock option is located under TV setup. I just turned mine off and on without problems. Hopefully, your reset is effective.

Sep 27, 2010 | RCA 20F420T 20" TV

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FPA LOCK IS ON AND I HAVE NO REMOTE FOR THE TELEVISION,,, HOW CAN I FIX THIS?


You will need an RCA Remote or Universal (RCA) may work. Once the Front Panel Assy. is locked the TV will only Power on with a remote. Call an Authorized RCA warranty service center, and offer to leave a deposit for the use of the remote. Power the TV on with the remote. Press Menu on remote. Press CH- (down) button on remote to highlight "Preferences". Press OK button to open menu. Press CH-(down) button to highlight "FPA Lock". Press Vol.+ button to turn off FPA Lock.Press Menu button to return to Main Menu. Press Menu button again to clear On Screen Display.

Dec 23, 2008 | RCA 20F420T 20" TV

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Lost orig remote/ fpa lock on


I have a 20f511t RCA Tru Flat with FPA lock on, using an universal GE remote press setup, then menu, channel down to preferences, press enter, channel down to FPA LOCK, volume up to change to on or off, press menu to remove, all shoud work now

Nov 23, 2008 | RCA 20F420T 20" TV

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FPA Lock


just get a universal remote... it will work just fine.

Jun 10, 2008 | RCA 20F420T 20" TV

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FPA LOCK IS ON HOW DO I TURN IT OFF?DONT HAVE REMOTE . HAVE A UNAVERSAL REMOTE


You will need an original remote I'm afraid. Cannot be done with a universal remote.

Jan 18, 2008 | RCA 20F420T 20" TV

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Rca 20F420T


if you can bring up the menu try using the volume up / down and channel up/down on the remote to change your selection. that might work

Sep 01, 2007 | RCA 20F420T 20" TV

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FDA Lock


I have never heard of FDA lock. If you mean FPA lock, this is the Front Panel Access lock (also called Child Lock) built into the TV. To unlock FPA, turn the set on with the original remote, enter the menu, navigate to the page with FPA and set it to off.

Aug 21, 2007 | RCA 20F420T 20" TV

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