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RCA Model #20F42OT will not turn on. The FPA is locked and I do not have the original remote. Without the T.V. on I can't sync in a new remote. How do I fix this problem!?

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Very simple my friend just buy or find a universal remote look up on line the code for your tv for that remote and program it! Fixedya!

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