RCA 20F420T 20" TV Logo
Posted on Sep 01, 2007
Answered by a Fixya Expert

Trustworthy Expert Solutions

At Fixya.com, our trusted experts are meticulously vetted and possess extensive experience in their respective fields. Backed by a community of knowledgeable professionals, our platform ensures that the solutions provided are thoroughly researched and validated.

View Our Top Experts

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

  • crystalyn Sep 04, 2007

    i have tried that

  • Anonymous 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.

×

4 Answers

Anonymous

Level 1:

An expert who has achieved level 1.

New Friend:

An expert that has 1 follower.

Mayor:

An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor 2 Answers
  • Posted on Apr 17, 2011
Anonymous
Contributor
Level 1:

An expert who has achieved level 1.

New Friend:

An expert that has 1 follower.

Mayor:

An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

Joined: Apr 17, 2011
Answers
2
Questions
0
Helped
1939
Points
5

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.....

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2013

    THIS WORKS 100% EASY AS 1,2,3

×

Anonymous

Level 3:

An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

All-Star:

An expert that got 10 achievements.

MVP:

An expert that got 5 achievements.

Vice President:

An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master 324 Answers
  • Posted on Sep 02, 2007
Anonymous
Master
Level 3:

An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

All-Star:

An expert that got 10 achievements.

MVP:

An expert that got 5 achievements.

Vice President:

An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

Joined: Sep 02, 2007
Answers
324
Questions
0
Helped
147960
Points
1026

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

Ad

Anonymous

Level 1:

An expert who has achieved level 1.

New Friend:

An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Contributor 1 Answer
  • Posted on Jul 26, 2010
Anonymous
Contributor
Level 1:

An expert who has achieved level 1.

New Friend:

An expert that has 1 follower.

Joined: Apr 18, 2010
Answers
1
Questions
1
Helped
1460
Points
1

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

A

Anonymous

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!

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

4helpful
2answers

I have a TruFlat RCA model # 27F520T have lost original remote and FPA lock is on how do I unlock without original remote? Dish universal remote not working to unlock tv, it will pull up menu but cannot...

Try this -
  1. Press menu for main menu.
  2. Press CH + or CH - to highlight preferences.
  3. Press "OK" to enter preferences submenu.
  4. Press CH + or CH - to high light "FPA"
  5. Press VOL + or VOL - to turn the FPA on or off.
  6. Press MENU repeatedly to exit.
  7. Back to normal
  • FPA stands for Front Panel Lock. It makes it so kids don't push all the buttons on the front of your TV. The power button on the TV will still work and the remote will still function as normal.

Regards, Tony
4helpful
1answer

My FPA Lock is on and we cant find the remote and we us comcast cable. Can you help or do I need to get a new remote?

Same thing happened to me recently. I tried everything from going to answersolution.com and RCA solutions... to NO avail. I brought an original universal remote and that didn't work. I went to radioshack and brought a RCA universal remote and hit the power button and it came on. I hope this works for others. RCA kept telling me that I would have to buy another RCA remote. Nope! the RCA universal remote from radio shack worked just fine and cost only $7.00.
4helpful
1answer

FPA LOCK

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.
0helpful
1answer

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
1helpful
1answer

Rca truflat locked

Hey this same thing happened to me not too long ago and you just have to buy a Universal remote and program it (it should come with the codes to program it to your TV) I think the code is 704 or 702 for RCA... Anywho after that then you can turn your tv back on wit the remote and push menu and Preferences and then FPA off. Its just a parental control block so your kids cant touch the tv buttons and mess with your settings.

0helpful
1answer

FPA Lock

just get a universal remote... it will work just fine.
0helpful
1answer

FPA lock

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.
31helpful
8answers

RCA 20F420T FPA lock

Most RCA and GE TV sets use a four digit code to control the v-chip. The code reset procedure is different depending on the model. Try each method until you find one that works:
  1. Hold down MENU on the remote and VOLUME DOWN 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 on the remote and the VOLUME DOWN buttons on the TV its self 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 on the remote and MENU on the front of the TV at the same time for at least 4 seconds.
  5. Hold down EJECT on the front of the TV 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.
14helpful
4answers

FDA Lock

I have never heard of FDA lock. If you mean FPA lock, this is the Front Panel Access lock (also called Child Lock) built into the TV. To unlock FPA, turn the set on with the original remote, enter the menu, navigate to the page with FPA and set it to off.
Not finding what you are looking for?

1,470 views

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RCA Televison & Video Experts

matt martin
matt martin

Level 3 Expert

1259 Answers

Grand Canyon Tech
Grand Canyon Tech

Level 3 Expert

3867 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

6691 Answers

Are you a RCA Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...