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I have a RCA TUBE TV and i cant access the menu

I have a RCA 32in TUBE TV and i cant access the menu options because it says FPA LOCK

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Thanks for using FixYa. To unlock this FPA (Front panel access) lock feature you should have remote as without the remote you’ll not be able to unlock it. If you have the remote then to unlock it press MENU on the remote then use channel up and down (+/-) buttons and select PREFERENCE, press OK to enter it, after this select FPA and turn it off using Vol. (+/-) buttons. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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