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FPA Lock I have an fpa lock on my television. I am unable to change from channel to channel or use the volume and menu buttons on the tv. I do not have an rca remote control, however, I do have a substitute remote ("one for all") that will not allow me to use the menu. I've tried to change the settings with the menu selections but I cannot get the remote to work either. I'm thinking that this has something to do with the fpa lock but I'm definetely not sure. How can I remove the lock off? Is it a simple procedure?

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  • daddy130 Mar 16, 2008

    fpa lock is on lost origonal remote

  • neighbor40 Mar 17, 2008

    I found a RCA remote, got it set up so it will turn the set on and off, and change the channels and the volume - but it still won't give me entry to the menu. I push the TV button, then the menu -nothing. I push the cable button - menu - nothing. It is not the remote that came with the set - that one is gone - but it is RCA. Any further suggestions? This is for a neighbor who is a disabled Vietnam vet. I think the Closed Caption or the SAP button got pushed somehow, and then the FPA lock - so he is getting Spanish on non-spanish stations and some other weird auto overlay.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008


  • rickdog Mar 23, 2008

    fpa is locked dont have a remote when i turn it on it stays on for 2 minutes and it turns off what can i do

  • Lenonardo Apr 16, 2008

    FPA Lock is on and TV is none responsive

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    the fpa is on and i can't access the menu

  • wayne doyle Apr 29, 2008

    the fpa is locked i can't access menu

  • Mary Lansdowne
    Mary Lansdowne Jun 21, 2008

    tv is locked and can't turn on manually.

  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    i cant change the channel or turn up the volume on the tv manuely help plz

  • ambercompton Aug 08, 2008

    i accidenty it the fpa lock and now my tv will not turn on but i found a romote for rca tv just like mine but it is not the one that came with it now i cant turn it on with the romote and i cant tur the volume uo what do i do

  • premald1965 Dec 25, 2008


  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    The fpa lock on my t.v. is on the screen is fuzzy and the t.v. is on channel 83. How can i remove the lock to change the channel



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After doing a little research, it looke like the front panel lock , can only be removed from the parental control menu using your remote. If your universal remote does not get you into the menu, see if you can borrow a friends rca remote long enough to get you into your menu & remove the fpa.

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The fpa lock on my t.v. is on the screen is fuzzy and the t.v. is on channel 83 how do i remove the lock to change the channel

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FPA lock is on

The FPA lock is a control panel lock to keep children, for example, from changing the channel or input by pressing buttons on the TV. You enable or disable the lock from the original remote control or one that matches all of the original's features. Only the power button will work with the FPA lock enabled. (The power button may only allow for turning off the TV.)

For directions on how to disable the FPA, you will need to add a comment with the make and model of the TV. Every manufacturer uses a different pattern to toggle the lock on and off.

I hope this helps.

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How do you turn off the FPA lock on the RCA TRUFLAT TV? I Can't access menu.

First of all, you must ahve its original remote control to unlock FPA lock. If you have it, go through the folloing steps.
* Hold down Menu button on the remote control, and the Volume Down button on the at the same time for at least 4 seconds. "The set won't say so, but the lock will be released".
** Hold down Zero button on the remote control, and the Volume Down button on the TV. The set won't say so, but the lock will be released.
*** Hold down Menu button on the front of the TV and the TV button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds. The set won't say so, but the lock will be released.

My tv wont come back on fpa lock on

Press Menu Button from any Remote control ( RC) by which could turn on your TV, press menu , menu drop down list will be visible on ur screen then wait 4 a minute or more till ur RC stop blinking , then go to Preference menu , go to FPA lock, turn it off. enjoy.

FPA lock on can not turn volume or channel FPA ON is dislpayed on screen its a rca Tru Flat

you need a remote to access the FPA LOCK ON ..go to menu then try to locate the FPA off.

I hit the FPA and now i am screwed how do i fix this it I cant get into my tv

Child Lock allows you to lock the buttons on the front of the TV.
Press MENU to see the main menu.
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight
Press OK to enter the Preferences
Press CH+ or CH- to highlight FPA
(Front Panel) Lock.
Press VOL+ or VOL- to turn on or off
FPA Lock. Choose On to disable all the
buttons on the front of the TV. FPA Lock
On will appear on the TV screen each
time you press buttons on the front of
the TV. You can still operate the TV with
the remote control. You can still use the
POWER button on the front of the TV, but
only to turn off the TV (not on). Set FPA
Lock to Off to cancel this feature so you
can use the buttons on the front of the TV
Press MENU repeatedly to exit the
menu or the menu will automatically
disappear within a few seconds if no
buttons are pressed on the remote
I hope this helps and good luck!


Using your remote, go to Menu, Preferences, FPA Lock and change it to OFF.

If you don't have the remote, you'll need to program a universal one that has a Menu button to access the menu.

Lost orig remote/ fpa lock on

I have a 20f511t RCA Tru Flat with FPA lock on, using an universal GE remote press setup, then menu, channel down to preferences, press enter, channel down to FPA LOCK, volume up to change to on or off, press menu to remove, all shoud work now

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hi i have a universal remote and my granddaughter pressed a button on the tv and now i need to unlock the fpa can some one please help.

FPA lock settings, No remote, can not power on TV

If you forget your password you can reset it. Make sure the TV is off. Simultaneously press and hold VOL< on the TV?s front panel and CLEAR on the remote for approximately 5 seconds. Enter a new password next time you access the PARENTAL CONTROL menu. Front Panel Lock 1. From the PARENTAL CONTROL menu, press the up or down arrow to highlight Lock Fr. Panel. 2. Press the right or left arrow to turn on (box has check mark) or off (box doesn?t have check mark) front panel lock. Of course if you don't have a remote that can bring up the menu I don't know how this can be done.

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if you can bring up the menu try using the volume up / down and channel up/down on the remote to change your selection. that might work
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