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Word 'Factory' on Magnavox screen

I have a Magnavox MTV51 television, some time ago the word'Factory' in red text has appeared at the top of the screen. I amunable to remove this word from the screen.

Any ideas how this might be done?

Thank you

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  • Geoff Cook
    Geoff Cook Apr 29, 2008

    I have solved this problem. How do I remove this posting from this forum?

  • Lea90 Jun 26, 2008

    I have the same problem with apearing of the red word"FACTORY".Please tell me how you solved this problem!!!!!

  • Geoff Cook
    Geoff Cook Jun 26, 2008


    Weeks ago I have emailed the company which gave me the fix and asked permission for me to publish the fix. However, they have not replied to me. Therefore, I will now post the fix.

    It is advised that the following is attempted by a suitably qualified technician. Please note point '4.5' to EXIT factory mode.

    4.1 To Enter the "Factory Mode" (Models: MTV34 / 51 / 68)

    4.2 Under the normal TV mode, press the 'RECALL' button (Has 2 circular arrows) on the Remote Control once. Immediately following, press the VOL (-) button on the TV and 'RECALL' on the Remote Control at the same time. (The screen will display "Factory" in red when in factory mode).

    4.3 Once in Factory Mode you will need to push 'Recall' again then Press the VOL (-) on the TV & Recall on the Remote Control together to step through the following options:
    Note: (It will be necessary to push the recall button on the remote once the settings have been adjusted in each mode, i.e. once in B/W ADJUST MODE, adjust the settings if required, then push recall, then VOL- & RECALL together to enter ADJUST MODE and so on).
    . B/W ADJUST
    . ADJUST
    . SETUP

    4.4 Use the P+/P- on the remote to select the item to be adjusted and V+/V- on the remote to change the value of the selected Item, once done, press recall on the remote again to step to the next mode as stated above.

    4.5 To EXIT factory mode, simply keep stepping through the 3 modes (you will need to push 'Recall' again then Press the VOL (-) on the TV & Recall on the Remote Control together to step through) until the set reverts back to normal TV. (The settings are automatically saved at this point)


  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

    I do have slightly the same problem. I have a word "PRODCT" in red on the top of my TV. yes, it's because i have different type of TV.

    I believe it was my child who has messe up with the remote control. Idea please?

  • yt14 Oct 19, 2008

    I have a 21" crt tv of pioneer model sanyo

    Some time ago the word "factory" in red apeared on the screen.

    How do I get it off?



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