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how do I turn off the FPA lock on my RCA ...

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how do I turn off the "FPA" lock on my RCA T.V. without the remote?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Edward replied 9 years ago.

HiCustomer Thank you for asking your question on Just Answer. The other Experts and I are working on your answer. By the way, it would help us to know:

-Could you explain your situation a little more?

What is the model number of the TV?

How long have you owned the TV?

What have you tried to correct the problem?

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
I've had the t.v. for about 4 years & I don't have the original remote.
some how the "FPA" lock is on, and I can not turn it off. I press the menu button and screen says "FPA lock on". I press any button and that's what it says.
the model # XXXXX XXXXX
right now my screen is blue. in the upper right corner it states "CATV" 10 mono.
i can change the channels to any # XXXXX my universal remote, but there is no signal
Expert:  Edward replied 9 years ago.

I am going to provide you some information that will hopefully remove the lock. If it does not please do not accept the answer. Press and hold the channel up button on the TV and press the volume up button at the same time. If this does not work repeat this but pressing the volume down button. With the original remote you would Press VOL- on the TV's front panel and then CLEAR on the remote for approximately 5 seconds. If you have the non working original remote click here for information on having it repaired.

If this information does not correct the problem, please do not accept this answer.

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