If your Smart TV LG 42LF5800 works very slow, it hangs, or you have a full memory and you want to erase everything, or you want to sell it or give it away and you want nobody to be able to access your history and passwords you can do a factory reset or format so that it returns to be like the first day.
IMPORTANT: resetting your LG 42LF5800 to its factory state or formatting will eliminate all the personalized settings of the television such as the tuned channels and their order, input names, applications that have been installed, passwords of the accounts linked to this 42LF5800, Wi-Fi passwords, user from LG Store and web browsing history.
The LG 42LF5800 TV will need to be fully configured as when it was turned on for the first time after purchase.
Estimated time: 15 minutes.
You will need:
- TV remote
If you don't have a remote you can buy one from this link on Amazon. *
1- First step:
First go to the settings menu of your TV LG 42LF5800, To do this, on your remote press the settings key, it is the button with the drawing of a cogwheel, if your remote control does not have this button press the Home button, it is the button in the upper right part of the remote control with a drawing of a house.
If you do not have either of these two buttons, look for the button called "SETTINGS"
2- Second step:
Using the directional buttons on the remote control (the dates) scroll down to the section with the icon of a briefcase or toolbox with a wrench in the center, click on it using the OK or central button on the remote control to access the factory reset settings.
3- Third step:
Using again the direction buttons of the remote control of your LG 42LF5800 we go down to the section called "Factory reset" and click on it using the OK or central button of the remote control.
4- Four step:
A confirmation message will appear on the screen of your LG 42LF5800 to confirm that you want to restore the LG 42LF5800,from this step you cannot go back, all apps and settings will be removed from the TV.
Press "Yes" to finish and wait a few seconds for the 42LF5800 to be completely restored, if you have decided not to continue press "No" and no data will be deleted.
If you don't have the LG 42LF5800 remote control, your TV has entered a reboot loop or is unresponsive, you can factory reset your LG using the physical buttons on the back, bottom, or side of the TV.
1- First of all, we locate the power, volume up and volume down buttons of the LG 42LF5800.
They must be located on the back of the TV, on its right side or at the bottom of the LG screen.
2- Press and hold the power button on the LG 42LF5800 for 5-10 seconds until you see the screen turn off and the LG logo appear.
We release the button.
3- The LG 42LF5800 TV will restart and it will take a few minutes or seconds to restore to factory settings, once restored we will have to reconfigure it, choosing the language, internet connection, tuning channels, installing applications or configuring Bluetooth devices.
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About the device:
The LG 42LF5800 it is a television with the NetCast OS operating system, an aspect ratio of 16:9, 3 HDMI ports, 3 USB ports, a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a screen diagonal of 106.7 cm, Wi-Fi, Ethernet port (RJ45), dimensions of 0 cm width, 0 cm height and 0 cm depth.
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