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I dont have a remote philips 42PFL5403 / 98 tv and

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I dont have a remote for my philips 42PFL5403 / 98 tv and i have child locked it from the side buttons. Now the tv is in standby mode and locked. Got a universal philips remote but cant get to program the tv and remote as the tv switches from standby to on using the on button on the side and the program + or -. The screen comes on and shows the locked sign in bottom center then in a few seconds switches to standby mode.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Louie replied 2 years ago.
Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...Initially, does the "...universal philips remote..." has a center OK button? And your general location please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes,gladstone australia
Expert:  Louie replied 2 years ago.
Appreciate the additional information.Using the universal Philips remote, have you tried pressing MENU, select Features, then goto Child Lock, use ▲/▼ to select Off and then press the OK button?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes, we have tried that but unfortunately it did not work. We use the INPUT selection buttons on the side of the TV. The tv turns on to displays AV in the upper left corner and displays a locked message in the bottom centre. After several seconds, it goes back to standby. during this time, the tv is unresponsive to remote (model SRP4004) and TV button key presses.
Expert:  Louie replied 2 years ago.
Sorry but no, all the buttons that must be used whouls be on the remote. Or might it be that the TV is not in Child Lock Mode but something else? ...perhaps Parental Lock? Have you tried pressingMENU, select Features, then goto Parental Lock, select Clear All and then press ► and then the OK button? Should the above be still not corrective, then an original or near substitute/compatible remote is needed.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Unsuccessful mate. is the TV key press or sequence of key presses or a hard reset that will reset the entire TV
Expert:  Louie replied 2 years ago.
Unfortunately, no. As posted above, an original or near substitute/compatible remote is needed.Would a link to a potential source serve your need then?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes Louie, that would be great to get our hands on the original or proved compatible model. Thanks
Expert:  Louie replied 2 years ago.
Apologies for the delay; Internet was sluggish/intermittent. Please click HERE . And HERE for the User's manual. The manual is in a Portable Document Format (PDF) file and can be viewed in most web browser. Click on the link to open the file or right click then select “Save As…” to download the file. It would require Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent for this purpose. Of particular interest would be pp. 25 & 26 for the locks.
Expert:  Louie replied 2 years ago.
Hi again,
Please see the link below for a compatible remote control.