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I bought a rca tv model#27V530T from a buddy and the front control panel on the tv is locked out and he has no idea what the password is is there any way i can change the password without the existing one and/or unlock the front panel

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I'd try bring up password menu and trying 0000 or 7777 dave

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Can you turn off the FPA lock without an original remote? If so, how?


If you remember your pass word then you can use any remote that operates the TV to reset the menu selection. However if you don't remember the password, then sorry, the original remote must be used.
Below is the procedure to set up the menu for front panel lock, unlock and the password reset.

Front Panel

Selecting this option lets you lock (disable) or unlock (enable) the TV's front

panel buttons. The remote still tunes to any channel so remember to remove

access to any remote that can operate the television.

1. Choose Parental Control from the Main Menue and press the OK button.

2. Enter your passworcd.

3. Press the down arrow to highlight Front Panel.

4. Press the right or left arrow button to choose unlock (_) or lock (_).



I don't remember my password and I want to unlock the TV

If you forget your password, you must reset it. Make sure the TV is of. Press VOL- (down) on the TV's front panel and then

CLEAR on the remote for approxhnately 5 seconds. The TV turns on. Enter a new password next time you access
the PARENATAL CONTROL menu or the TIME_menu.

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Just bought a used older model rca tv parental controls locked. any master codes to bypass parental control


If you forget your password, press and hold TV on the remote and the
MENU button on the television
simultaneously for 3 seconds. Parental
controls will then unlock and you can re-enter a password via Lock
Parental Controls.

Make sure you aim the remote at the TVs sensor while you press the TV button, and hold the menu button in on the front of the television.

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My tv says locked on the screen. i dont know what to do with the rmote. it will turn on and the channels will go up and down but says locked on the screen


Hello
As you have its remote things are easy. If you have forgotten the passoword do the following.

make sure the TV is off. Simoultaneously press and HOLD VOL. Enter a next password next time you access parential control menu.

If this does not help do the following

[1] Hold dow n [0] on the remote control and volume [2] Hod down Menu button on the front panel of the TV and 'TV' button on the remote control at the same time for at least 5 seconds.
[3] Hold down "Go Back" on the remote control hanset and "Menu" on the front of the TV at the same time for at least 5 seconds.
[4] Hold down "Eject" on the front of the TV and the "Menu" button on the remote control hanset at the same time at least 5 seconds.
Depending on the model one amoung these steps will unlock RCA tv. OK.

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How do I over ride the password setting


Hello
I thinks that you have forgotten the password. There is a way to reset it.
[1] Make sure the your TV is on standby condition. That is make it standby with the help of remote handset.
[2] Press Volume _ [negative button] on the TVs Front panel and then the "Clear" button on your remote handset for approximately 5 seconds. Keep both of them pressed at the same time during this 5 seconds. The TV will turn back on.
[3] Enter a new password on the next time you access the PARENTAL CONTROL or the TIME menu.

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Need a password


try the default coed witch is either 0000 or 1234 they use those codes for the TV to lock them with the parentol controls

hope that i could help!!

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RCA 27V530T Powers up and plays perfect for about 5 min then shuts off


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Locked RCA TV 27V530T


Most RCA and GE TV sets use a four digit code to control the v-chip. The code reset is different depending on the model. Try each number until you find the one that works for you.
  1. Hold down the MENU button on the remote and VOLUME DOWN button on the TV it’s self at the same time for at least 4 seconds. The set won't say so, but the lock will be unlocked
  2. Hold down the 0 (zero) button on the remote and the VOLUME DOWN button on the TV itself at the same time for at least 4 seconds. The set won't say so, but the lock will be unlocked
  3. Hold down the MENU button on the front of the TV and the TV button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds. 4- Hold down GO BACK button on the remote and MENU button on the front of the TV at the same time for at least 4 seconds.
  4. Hold down EJECT button on the front of the TV set and the MENU button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds. Depending on the model, one of the methods should unlock the V-chip. Now, if desired, you can change the settings on the V-chip by going to the MENU and going to PARENTAL CONTROLS, or on some sets, going to MENU and then going to TV SETUP, then to V-CHIP SET.

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32 inch R.C.A T.V


Hi,

FPA lock stands for Front Panel Access lock similar to Parental Control/Child lock - it indicates that the buttons on the front of the TV are locked so that it cannot be operated accidentally by young children.

You would need to use the remote to deactivate this security feature. Normally, you would go into the Parental Controls menu and turn off the FPA lock.

If for some reason a password was used, then you would have to enter that password since without it you can't get into the Parental Controls menu.

On some versions, you can press "Menu" on the front panel and "Vol -" on the remote simultaneously for 3 seconds to clear the password. in others, it would require that you press and hold at the same time the Vol < button on the front panel and CLEAR button of the remote control for about 5sec. You would need to enter a new password the next time you access the Parental Control Menu.

Usually, steps involve are explained better in the user's manual which is available at the RCA (Support) website. You would need to enter the exact model number of your RCA TV.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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If you forget your password you can reset it. Make sure the
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panel and CLEAR on the remote for approximately 5 seconds. Enter
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