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Built in freeview locked up in tv

Tv wont change channle it wont display dtv menu works ok on analogue but built in ferrview has some how locked up samsung lcd tv le 40 r 74

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  • philip rawson Jul 14, 2007

    i think you along right lines ,but after you press mute you press 182,the tv turns on again after you press 1,any other combinations would be appreciated
    thanks phil

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    Anyone know how to rest samsung lcd tv with freeview as freeview is locked?

  • qkchrissy Nov 13, 2008

    I've had my TV for 2 years and not had an issue with it until last week. My mate came over and I think she was flicking through the channels and left it on a radio station and its been stuck on it ever since.

    Everything else on the TV works fine apart from the freeview. DTV menu does not work either.

    I have tried the info-menu-mute-on but all it does is swith on, blank screen, switch off and switches itself back on again. No service menu comes up. I have tried this command several times but no luck in accessing the service menu.

    Am I doing something wrong or missing something? I do have the tv switched off on the analouge channel before i try the info-menu-mute-on.

    Any help would be appreciated... last resort is to call Samsung and get an engineer to check it.



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I also got a black screen! I then turned the TV off, pressed TV and while it was lit, quickly pressed info, menu and then mute. Then switched the tv back on and amazingly......the menu was there. Go to item 12 and reset. I am please to say that we are back in business,

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With tv power on, on the samsung remote select tv, power,info,menu,mute,power. from here you enter the eng menu use the arrow down key to get to option 12 reset then right will reset and power down.wait 30 sec then power back up tv will scan for terestial chls then freeview........

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