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All computer monitors, whether they are LCD or CRT style, have a built-in feature called the on-screen display (OSD) lockout that prevents users from viewing any images on the monitor. If your computer screen has accidentally been set to the OSD lockout setting, there are several ways you can remove the lockout.
Power off your computer and then remove the monitor cable from the port on the back side of the computer case. Reattach the cable and make sure the pins are correctly screwed in. Power the computer back on and check to see if the OSD lockout message is still being displayed. Check the manual that came with your computer or monitor and locate the troubleshooting section if you are still receiving the OSD lockout message. Find the OSD lockout heading and read the method that your particular model uses to remove the lockout. Attempt generic lockout removal procedures if you no longer have the manual that came with your monitor. Press and hold the "Menu" button located at the bottom of your monitor for 15 seconds and wait to see if the OSD lockout message disappears. Press the "Menu" button again if the lockout message remains on the screen. Use the arrow buttons to navigate through the main menu options. Highlight the "Settings" or "OSD Menu" option and then hit the Menu key again to access the new list of settings. Scroll down to the "OSD Lock" heading. Use the arrow keys to change the setting to "No." Hit the Menu key again to return to the main menu. Scroll to the "Exit" setting and then hit the Menu key a final time to exit the menu setting and remove the OSD lockout.
leos343872, Black screen type of failure. Is anything still displayed even though screen is black when you hold flashlight 1 inch from lower left corner near start button??? Possible "switch-mode-power-supply" in shutdown mode. Tech or you will need to evaluate further!! Read more of my advice to other owners with BLACK screen monitor problems in my profile. or louie12fix profile. 12fixlouie
OSD and Power Lock Settings • OSD Lock: Press and hold  and the up arrow for 10 seconds. If any buttons are pressed the message OSD Locked will display for 5 seconds. • OSD Unlock: Press and hold  and the up arrow again for 10 seconds. • Power Button Lock: Press and hold  and the down arrow for 10 seconds. If the power button is pressed the message Power Button Locked will display for 5 seconds. With or without this setting, after a power failure, your LCD display’s power will automatically turn ON when power is restored. • Power Button Unlock: Press and hold  and the down arrow again for 10 seconds.
The Sceptre TV do use the Sony codes. However, the cheap universal remotes do not have the buttons needed. The Volume Up/down and channel up/down are controlled with the circle of buttons (arrows) in the middle of the remote.
You can get an OEM remote from Sceptre. They still have them available. Sceptre is in California.