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Ppm42s3x controls on bottom locked

The buttons on the bottom of this TV are locked and i do not have the owners guide or the original remote, how do i unlock the TV? not even the power button works, the universal remote will switch it on but it will not let me into the menu to switch settings

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  • petdander Nov 10, 2008

    I have the same flat panel with the same problem. Everyone says hold the menu button for 5 to 10 seconds but no go.

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    same problem different tv

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try chicking the horizontal section or vedio section...

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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Hi, I have just had same problem and rang Samsung who sorted it ! All that was required was to reset remote by taking out the batteries then press power for approx 10 seconds and then replace the batteries and hey presto it worked!

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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ensure the tv is in analogue mode, not dtv and turn it off. with the remote: press info then, menu, then mute then power. these buttons need to be pressed sequentially not all at the same time and in quick succession. a menu will appear on the tv. navigate to the reset option and press the left arrow key on the remote (or press the enter/ok button) the tv will reset itself and turn off. turn the tv back on & it'll re tune all its channels. DTV should be working again. 

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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Reset the TV by unplugging the cord. wait 30 minutes.

Posted on Jun 12, 2010

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