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How to exit service menu

I entered the service menu by pressing and holding ' VOL - ' On the TV then pressing ' INFO/DEL ' on my remote.

I now cant figure out how to exit this menu. I saw something in a PDF online that said to exit the service menu 'press the D-Mode on/off key to exit menu'. I have the small remote that came with the TV and it does not have this key. Do I need to find a RCA remote with this key?

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  • ChrisPay Mar 19, 2008

    The problem came from resetting the values to factory by accidentally pressing 'Notepad' .. After turning the string for factory mode off I can now exit the service menu by turning the TV on and OFF.

  • secondaries Mar 18, 2009

    Can you elaborate on how you solved the problem? You didn't specify which string was the "Factory Mode" string, and which value is "off".

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Try this
Use the CLEAR button / long press on the MENU button to toggle between user and svc menu. Press EXIT button to exit svc menu.

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I can't enter service menu on Sharp TV 60LE751


Give this a try...
* While the LCD is on, unplug the power cable.
* Then while pressing the {INPUT} & {VOL -} buttons on the remote, plug the power cable back into the outlet.
* When it powers up you will see a little "k" appear in brackets.
* Then on the TV, press and hold {VOL -} & {CH -} down and release.
* The Service Menu will be displayed.
* Use {CH+} {CH -} buttons to navigate
* Use {VOL+} {VOL -} buttons to adjust the value.
* Turn the set off to exit the Service Menu

Mar 22, 2014 | Televison & Video

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Service menu codes phillips magnavox


I provide this information for those that are qualified and trained to do TV repair work. Entering or making changes in service mode by untrained persons can cause significant and permanent damage to your television. If you are not qualified to service your television, please DO NOT ENTER these service menu codes

# Press {0} {6} {2} {5} {9} {7} {INFO+} on the remote.
or
# Press {0} {6} {2} {5} {9} {7} {STATUS} on the remote.
or
# Press {0} {6} {2} {5} {9} {7} {MENU} on the remote.

# Turn the TV off to exit the Service Menu
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* Press {0} {6} {2} {5} {9} {6} {INFO+} on the remote.
or
* Press {0} {6} {2} {5} {9} {6} {STATUS} on the remote.
or
* Press {0} {6} {2} {5} {9} {6} {MENU} on the remote.

* Turn the TV off to exit the Service Menu.
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* Press {0} {6} {1} {5} {9} {6} {MENU} on the remote.
or
* Press {0} {6} {1} {5} {9} {7} {MENU} on the remote.

* Turn the TV Off to exit the Service Menu.
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* Press {1} {6} {2} {5} {9} {6} {MENU} on the remote.
or
* Press {1} {6} {2} {5} {9} {6} {STATUS} on the remote.

* Turn the TV off to exit the Service Menu.
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* With the TV off:

* Press {0} {6} {2} {5} {9} {6} {STATUS} on the remote.

* Turn the TV off to exit the Service Menu.


Models 15MF605T/17, 20MF605T/17, 15MF500T/37:
To Factory Mode:
Step 1 : Select the source "PC" and then turn off LCD-TV.
Step 2 : [Push "power " button and then push the "VOL- " and "VOL+" buttons at the same time immediately and hold it] about five seconds then release all buttons.
Press "menu"button and bring up factory mode indication

on Apr 29, 2015 | Magnavox Televison & Video

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Service menu codes panasonic


I provide this information for those that are qualified and trained to do TV repair work. Entering or making changes in service mode by untrained persons can cause significant and permanent damage to your television. If you are not qualified to service your television, please DO NOT ENTER these service menu codes.

Panasonic TV's after 1996 can be set to "Serviceman Mode" with the
following remote control sequence:

-select the SET-UP icon and select CABLE mode.
-select the TIMER icon and set the SLEEP timer for 30 minutes.
-press the ACTION button twice to get out of the menus.
-change to channel 124.
-adjust the volume to minimum (0).
-Hit the VOL down button on the TV itself (not on
the remote) and a red "CHK" should appear in the upper corner.
-press the ACTION and VOLUME DOWN buttons (again, on the
TV, not the remote) you will toggle between AGING and SERVICEMAN modes.

Select Serviceman mode. The POWER button on the remote control will
select one of the five Serviceman Adjustment modes.

The modes are:

B - Serviceman VCJ SUB Adjustments. These include sub-tint,
sub-color, sub-brightness, sub-contrast, colorkiller/ABL/gamma,
audio and video adjustment, and vertical size.

C - Serviceman VCJ Cut-off adjustments. These include Red, Green
and Blue cut-off, red and blue drive, automatic fine tuning
(AFT), RF AGC (RF gain control), horizontal center, beam limit,
etc.

S - Serviceman Options Adjustments. These involce the PIP and
clock.

M - Serviceman MTS (Stereo/SAP) adjustments.

CHK - the mode you first entered. Normal picture and sound, lets
you check things over and still have a hotkey into the
service menu.

There is one more adjustment that isn't in the five modes, it's
global. When in either the yellow or red CHK mode, you can press
RECALL on the remote control to enter the purity field check mode.
This lets you select a pure white, red, green, or blue screen. A
good thing to walk away from if you just want to temporarily freak
out the floor manager, but it will be fixed as soon as the TV is
turned off. Oh well.

To get out of Serviceman mode, press ACTION and POWER on the
receiver simultaneously for at least 2 seconds. The TV will momentarily
shut off and then comes back on.


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PE77U / PX75U / PX77U / PZ700U / PZ750U
PD60U / PX6U / PX60U / PX600U
PD50U / PX50U / PX500U :


* Hold down the {VOL -} button ON THE PLASMA TV.
* Press the {RECALL} button 3 times on the remote.
* The Service Menu will be displayed.
* Use {1} {2} on remote to navigate main menu items.
* Use {3} {4} on remote to navigate sub-menu items.
* Use {VOL+} {VOL -} on remote to change item value.
* Write down all values before changing
Once a value is changed, THE CHANGE IS MADE.
* Power off to exit service mode and save.
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PA25UP / PD25UP / PX25UP :


* Using the remote control:
* Press the {MENU} button.
* Set "Antenna A" to "Cable".
* Select "Timer" menu and set sleep timer to 30 min.
* Press {OK} twice to exit menus.
* Tune to channel 124.
* Press and hold {VOL -} button ON THE PLASMA TV.

"CHK" appears in on top-left corner followed by 5 letter/numbers
(which are the cumulative hours in hex numbers)

* While the "CHK" is displayed, press the {OK} and {VOL+} buttons
ON THE TV simultaneously to toggle between Modes:

?ƒ?¢?¢?€??¬?¢?'¬? Red "CHK" for Serviceman ?ƒ?¢?¢?€??¬?¢?'¬? Yellow "CHK" for Aging ?ƒ?¢?¢?€??¬?¢?'¬?

* Press the {POWER} button on the remote to select one of the six
Serviceman Adjustments Modes.

A. MTS ADJUSTMENT
B. CLOCK ADJUSTMENT
C. VIDEO ADJUSTMENT
D. HDEF ADJUSTMENT
E. VDEF ADJUSTMENT
F. DAF ADJUSTMENT
G. OTHER ADJUSTMENT

* Press {CH+} {CH -} on the remote to select the settings
on each of Service Adjustment Modes.

Write down the original values before modifying anything.
It's easy to erroneously adjust the wrong item.

* Press {VOL+} {VOL -} on the remote to change values.
* Press the {POWER} button on the TV to exit the service menu.
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LCDs / CRTs / RPTVs :

* Hold down the {VOL -} button ON THE TV.
* Press the {RECALL} button 3 times on the remote.
* The Service Menu will be displayed.
* Use {1} {2} on remote to navigate main menu items.
* Use {3} {4} on remote to navigate sub-menu items.
* Use {VOL+} {VOL -} on remote to change item value.
* Write down all values before changing
Once a value is changed, THE CHANGE IS MADE.
* Power off to exit service mode and save.


Model PT45LC12:

1. Press and hold Vol Dn on center panel and press recall button on remote until Work Mode is displayed on screen.
2. Press and hold Vol Dn on TV and Swap button button on remote until Factory Adjust is displayed on the screen
3. Use Channel Dn button to select Digital and press the Action button.
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PROJECTORS :

* Press the {MENU} button.
* Go to "Options" menu.
* Highlight "OSD".
* Then press and hold the {ENTER} button,
until the Service Menu is displayed.
* Press the {MENU} button to exit.

on Apr 29, 2015 | Panasonic Televison & Video

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Samsung tv (EURO MULTI) sarvice code


Hello
These are the service modes for Samsung. Check it with.
[1]
Turn on the TV on and select the input that you want to adjust.
# Turn the display off
In quick sequence on the remote press:
{MUTE} {1} {8} {2} {POWER} buttons.

# The TV will turn On with the Service Menu displayed.
ADJUSTMENT - TEST PATTERN - SET OPTION BYTE - FACTORY RESET

# Select the function and use the {VOL+} button to enter.
# Save settings and exit by pushing {MUTE} twice then {POWER}.
[2]
With the TV in standby, press the {INFO} {MENU} {MUTE} {POWER} buttons on the remote.
The TV will turn On with the Service Menu displayed.
Press the {POWER} button to exit the Service Menu.
[3]
With the TV in standby, press the
{DISPLAY} {P.STD} {MUTE} {POWER} on the remote.
The TV will turn On with the Service Menu displayed.
Use the {CH+} {CH -} buttons to select items.
Use the {VOL+} {VOL -} buttons to adjust.
Press the {POWER} button to exit the Service Menu

Jun 25, 2011 | Televison & Video

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29agm2 how to access the servise menu


Hello
Check these proceedings and find out which porocess works with your Sharp TV.

* Unplug the TV
* Press and hold the {VOL -} & {CH+} buttons.
* While holding the above buttons, plug in the TV.
* The TV will turn on with the Service Menu displayed.

* There are 5 category menus:
Deflection - Signal - Feature - Fix Value - EEPROM
* Use {CH+} {CH -} buttons to select a category.
Note: Not all models will have 5 categories.
Some will jump to 'Signal' category.

* Use {VOL+} to enter the category.
* Use {CH+} {CH -} buttons to select the item to be adjusted.
* Use {VOL+} {VOL -} buttons to adjust the value.
* Turn the set off to exit the Service Menu.

LCD TVs :

* While the LCD is on, unplug the power cable.
* Then while pressing the {INPUT} & {VOL -} buttons on the remote, plug the power cable back into the outlet.
* When it powers up you will see a little "k" appear in brackets.
* Then on the TV, press and hold {VOL -} & {CH -} down and release.
* The Service Menu will be displayed.
* Use {CH+} {CH -} buttons to navigate
* Use {VOL+} {VOL -} buttons to adjust the value.
* Turn the set off to exit the Service Menu.


Mar 22, 2011 | Sharp 29AGM2 29" TV

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Service menu codes jvc


I provide this information for those that are qualified and trained to do TV repair work. Entering or making changes in service mode by untrained persons can cause significant and permanent damage to your television. If you are not qualified to service your television, please DO NOT ENTER these service menu codes.

-Press the {MENU} button and go to the User Menu screen, make sure
that the indicator (arrow) is pointed and highlights the "Picture Control".

- The buttons on top of the remote are set to TV & VCR respectively.

- Set sleep timer to "0" minutes and while it is displayed, simultaneously
press the {VIDEO STATUS} & {DISPLAY} buttons.

- The main service menu will be displayed with choices #1 through #9.
- Press one of the corresponding number keys to enter that menu.

- Use the {CH+} {CH-} buttons to navigate within a menu.
- Use the {VOL+} {VOL-} buttons to change the values.
- Use the {MUTING} button to memorize the changed value.
- Use the {BACK} button to exit the service menu.
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Turn the TV on.
Using the remote control:

- Press the {INFO} & {MUTE} buttons at the same time.
- The Service Menu will be displayed

- Use the number keys to select the category.
- Use the {VOL+} {VOL-} buttons to enter the category.
NOTE: Some models don't have category selection.
- Use the {CH+} {CH-) buttons to select item to be adjusted.
- Use the {VOL+} {VOL-} buttons to change values.
- Press the {INFORMATION} button to exit.
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Turn the TV on.
Using the remote control:

# Press {DISPLAY} & {PIC MODE} buttons at the same time.
# The Service Menu will be displayed

# Use the number keys to select the category.
# Use the {UP} {DOWN} buttons to enter a category.
# Use the {LEFT} {RIGHT} buttons to select items.
# Use the {UP} {DOWN} buttons to change values.
# Press the {DISPLAY} button twice to exit
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# Press the {MENU} button.
# Select "Clock Set".
# Set clock to 3:21 AM and press "Start Clock".
# While a "Thank You" message is displayed on screen, press the {MUTE} and {MENU} buttons.
# The Service Menu will come up.
# Use {UP} {DOWN} to select items.
# Use {LEFT} {RIGHT} to change values.
# To exit, turn the TV Off.

on Apr 29, 2015 | JVC Televison & Video

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Service menu codes hitachi


I provide this information for those that are qualified and trained to do TV repair work. Entering or making changes in service mode by untrained persons can cause significant and permanent damage to your television. If you are not qualified to service your television, please DO NOT ENTER these service menu codes.

RPTVs :


F59 SERIES

* Press and hold the {MENU} button on the TV.
* Then press the {MENU} {8} {SELECT} buttons on the remote.
* To exit, press the {MENU} button on the TV or
the {EXIT} button on the remote control.

DCAM Mode:

* Using the remote control:
* Hold down the {TV} button.
* Press the {MENU} button.
* Press the {INFO} button.
* Release the {TV} button.
* Remote Control Key Functions When In DCAM Mode:

{INPUT} ............. Blue (13x9 adjust)
{ASPECT} ............ ROM Write
{DAY/NIGHT} ......... ROM Read
{MENU} .............. Remove Color
{EXIT} .............. Cross Hatch/Video Mode
{INFO} .............. Green
{GUIDE} ............. Calculation
{2} ................. Cursor UP
{5} ................. Cursor DOWN
{6} ................. Cursor RIGHT
{4} ................. Cursor LEFT
{0} ................. RED (7x5 Adjust)
{STOP} .............. Initialize
{PLAY} .............. Raster Position
{FAST FORWARD} ...... Phase

To Exit The DCAM Mode:

* Press and hold the {TV} button.
* Press the {0} button.
* Press the {1} button.
* Release the {TV} button.

on Apr 29, 2015 | Hitachi Televison & Video

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What is my sharp code


Hello
To get into the service menu do the following.

Unplug the TV
* Press and hold the {VOL -} & {CH+} buttons.
* While holding the above buttons, plug in the TV.
* The TV will turn on with the Service Menu displayed.

* There are 5 category menus:
Deflection - Signal - Feature - Fix Value - EEPROM
* Use {CH+} {CH -} buttons to select a category.
Note: Not all models will have 5 categories.
Some will jump to 'Signal' category.

* Use {VOL+} to enter the category.
* Use {CH+} {CH -} buttons to select the item to be adjusted.
* Use {VOL+} {VOL -} buttons to adjust the value.
* Turn the set off to exit the Service Menu.
******************************************************************************************************************
LCD TVs :

* While the LCD is on, unplug the power cable.
* Then while pressing the {INPUT} & {VOL -} buttons on the remote, plug the power cable back into the outlet.
* When it powers up you will see a little "k" appear in brackets.
* Then on the TV, press and hold {VOL -} & {CH -} down and release.
* The Service Menu will be displayed.
* Use {CH+} {CH -} buttons to navigate
* Use {VOL+} {VOL -} buttons to adjust the value.
* Turn the set off to exit the Service Menu.


After entering to the service manu, goto V-Chip options and Unlock it. You have to reset all V-Chip options after resetting it. OK.

Dec 19, 2010 | Sharp 32C-240 32" TV

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How do i adjust centering the the picture? can it be done with the remote?there are no external adjustments.


with tv off press and hold both CH- and Vol- at same time untill tv comes on you should now be in service menu.

Feb 15, 2010 | RCA 20F511T TV

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Television factory resets


Factory Resets / modes

For all listed procedures, start with TV on, in TV mode, unless otherwise instructed. After procedure is complete, unplug set and re-plug in to finish reset.

If more than one procedure is listed for a given manufacturer, try the different ones until you see which one works for your set.

Coby:****************************************-

Enter menu, hi-lite "audio" then enter 8893

mode/source 2580 select "other setting",select "shipment" then yes, after it exits service menu you need to power set off.



Dynex ****************************************-

source/input 2580

hold vol down on tv and hold #1 button on remote, vol will jump to halfway and set shuts off. Turn back on have 1st time setup screen.

source/input 2580

menu 1999 (tv is on)



Element ****************************************

menu 0000

menu 1147


Haier ******************************************

pull up menu, hi-lite "audio" then enter 8893




Hisense *****************************************

In customer menu go to"Parental" enter 0000 then select"Clean All" then power the set off and back on and first time setup menu will be there.

For some models, same as above model except in menu it is labeled "Lock"



Insignia *****************************************-

input 2580 (tv is on)



Mitsubishi ****************************************

Menu 123 or menu 2470 (tv is on)



Panasonic

Hold vol- on TV, press and hold menu button on remote



Philips ******************************************

Push menu, select"Features"then select"current software info" push 062596-info on remote then push info again then red"initialize appears and changes color then complete. Push power button to exit

TV is on,push 062596-info on remote,then push info again, red"initialized"appears it turns green when completed, then push power button to exit

Polariod *****************************************-

Hold vol- and chan- or hold vol+ and chan+ (tv is on)



Proscan ******************************************

In customer menu go to setup,select parental control menu, enter 0000 then select "clear channel list".



RCA *******************************************-

Menu 1147



Sanyo *******************************************

hold vol down on TV, press and hold #1 button on remote, vol will jump to halfway and set shuts off. Turn back on have 1st time setup screen.



Samsung *****************************************-

Mute 182 power (tv is off)
(On some models, Factory Reset is on this menu, on some, you must go into the "Options" submenu



Seiki ********************************************-

Menu 0000



Sharp ********************************************
(Note - On Sharp models, you will need to look through the menus to find the reset option)

menu 1999

menu, 3481

menu 1147

while holding vol- & input buttons on tv plug in set when "k" appears push vol- & chan-



Sony *********************************************

Hold "arrow up" on remote and push power button on tv (tv is on)




Symphony *****************************************-

Source/input 2580




Toshiba ******************************************-

on Menu, select "Installation", then "System Information" press the right arrow button, ("System Information" will change to "Factory Reset" or something similar) follow on-screen instructions



Vision Quest ***************************************-
Source/input 2580



Vizio ********************************************

In customer menu under "Help" tab is Factory Default enter 0000

Vestel (most):
Menu 4725 then select "RESET"

Samsung (European):
Power off, Info - Menu - Mute - Power, then find factory reset and execute option.

LG/Zenith:
Hold MENU on TV and MENU on remote for 5~10 seconds, then select reset option.

NEC:
While powering on hold "MENU" or "INPUT" on TV, depending on model. (Only disables error lock out/buffer and puts TV in temporary service mode.)
To reset to factory, on remote, Off Timer - Menu - Exit - Off Timer, then select reset option.


Vizio Service Menu Method 1
1.Turn The TV off.
2.Press and hold the {CH +} & {CH -} buttons on the TV.
3.Then press and release the {POWER} button on the TV.
4.Release the {CH +} & {CH -} buttons.
5.Now press the {MENU} button on the remote.
6.You should get your regular menu up, but with a "F" in the bottom right corner of the menu (This is for factory).
7.Press and hold the {MENU} button for few seconds.
8.The Service Menu will be displayed.
Vizio Service Menu Method 2
1.Turn The TV off.
2.Press and hold the {CH +} & {CH -} buttons on the TV.
3.Then press and hold the {POWER} button on the TV.
4.Keep all three buttons pressed for few seconds.
5.Now press the {MENU} button on the remote.
6.You should get your regular menu up, but with a "F" in the bottom right corner of the menu (This is for factory).
7.Press and hold the {MENU} button for few seconds.
8.The Service Menu will be displayed.
Vizio Service Menu Method 3
1.Press and hold the {EXIT} button on the remote for 3 seconds then release it.
2.Then press the {1} {2} {3} buttons on the remote.
3.To exit, press the {EXIT} button.
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GV42L FHDTV10A / JV50 / SV42 / SV320XVT / SV370XVT / SV420M / SV470M / SV420XVT1A / SV470XVT1A /
VECO320L1A / VO22L / VO32 / VO37 / VO47L / VOJ320 / VOJ370 / VP322 / VP42 HDTV20A / VP422 / VS420LF1A /
VU42 / VW32 / VW37 / VW42 / VX20 / VX32 / VX37 HDTV10A /VX42

Push "Menu" on remote and then push "Vol-" and "Input" on keypad

GV46 / P50HDM / P50HDTV10A

Press "Ch-" and "Ch+" buttons together once on keypad

GV42 / L42 / VP42HDTV10A / VP50 / VX37

Press and release "Menu" on keypad. Hold "Ch-" and "Ch+" buttons on keypad, then hold "Menu" on remote.

P42

Hold "Ch+" and "Ch-" along with "Power" on keypad. OSD will show "F" on right bottom portion of OSD.

VM60P

Press "Info" on remote, then press "Right Arrow," "Down Arrow," "Left Arrow," "Up Arrow," "Right Arrow."
The TV will show "Enter Factory Mode." Press "Menu" after message disappears and go do to "Setup."

GV47

Press "Menu" then press the following combination: "Info," "8," "2," "0," "6."

SV420M / SV470M / VF550M / VF550XVT1A / VF551XVT / VL260M / VL320M / VL420M / VL470M / VO320E /
VO320EP8 / VO370M / VO420E / VP504 / VP505

Press "Menu," and then press "2," "4," "8," "9."

SV420M / SV470M / VF550M / VF550XVT1A / VF551XVT / VL260M / VL320M / VL420M / VL470M / VO320E /
VO320EP8 / VO370M / VO420E / VP504 / VP505

Press "Menu," and then press "2," "4," "8," "9."

VA19 / VA22LF / VA220E / VA26

Press "Menu" and then press the following combination: "0," "6," "2," "5," "9," "6"

VA320E / VA320M / VA370M / VT420M / VT470M

Press "Menu" and then press the following combination: "1," "9," "9," "1"

VW22 / VS370E

Press "Mute" once OR "-" twice (the dash next to the "0") and then press the following combination: "9," "8," "7," "6"

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