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Rca 20F420T my rca truflat 20F420T has a fpa lock and i cant get past it. i do not have the original remote i have tried to program a universal but it only turns the tv on and off. i can pull the menu up on the monitor but cannot move the selection due the fpa lock what can i do

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  • crystalyn Sep 04, 2007

    i have tried that

  • chris Jun 08, 2013

    I haver the same problem but I have the 2 original rca remote's and neither of them will turn off the fpa mode. It wll bring up the menue but it will not let me select any thing.

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I had the same preoblem with my rca model 27f520t truflat tv. I used a universal remote. When I first tried with the universal it would not work for me. The remote would turn the tv on and pull up the menu but the channel up or down and volume up or down would not, the light was flashing. I pulled up the menu and pulled a battery out and put it right back in and the menu stayed up and the light stopped flashing. I was able to go to preferences and turn off the fpa lock. good luck this was difficult to figure out and had me very irritated.....

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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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My rfca tv fpa is locked and when I go to the menu it will not allow me to move the the fpa lock sign comes back up when I try to hold the bottons down please help

Posted on Jul 26, 2010

Hi, I just had the same issue a few days ago. When you are using the universal remote, make sure the "tv" button is not blinking. Just press it and then you will be able to use the volume up and down and the channel up and down. I was able to use a universal remote, and unlock the fpa. Good luck!

Posted on Sep 26, 2007

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