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Samsung Hitron TV 488S - All features are locked, cant operate it at all.

 All the Television functions are locked. We cant access the menu, sound etc manually  or via its remote control.  How can one "unlock" the functions?  The TV was locked accidentally with its remote.  We have referred to the manual but nothing.  In the meantime the sound is running via our stereo speakers. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Nifz Sep 01, 2008

    My tv has exactily the same problem. Cant operate it at all. Lost the remote and have no way of turning it. The TV key doesnt help at all.

    Can you help.



    Cheers



    Nifzi

  • mbahakem234 May 09, 2009

    All the Television functions are locked. I cant access the menu, sound etc manually or via its remote control. How can one "unlock" the functions? The TV was locked accidentally with its remote. We have referred to the manual but nothing. In the meantime the sound is running via our stereo speakers. Any help would be appreciated.

    Emma

  • Nifz May 11, 2010

    Thanks fantastic answer, unfortunately, my brother lost the remote and I can't even use the menu key on the set, no matter what key I press on the set, the message on the screen said pannel locked something like that.

    I've been looking for a remote control since, and even bought a multifuntion-remote but fail to programme it to the tv set since its locked.



    Any other way of openning it without the remote?

  • david Sep 29, 2013

    HItron model 21mo5y

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I also accidently locked my Samsung TV. I unplugged the power cord and powered up after a minute or so. Set was un-locked after after power up.

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I have a dark band at the base , doesn't go even when we do zoom in all mode

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If your remote has a Function button.....ususally it is marked with an f then press this and at the same time press another button on the remote......they are all different but it shouldn't take long to find the other button

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