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Resetting the v-chip password so i can remove it and watch all that i want

I got my tv from my parents and they set the v-chip but forgot the password. now i can't watch a lot of nice programs, so i wonder if there is a way to reset it. i read the manual and it says, and i quote: " If you forget the password you cannot set the v-chip. to avoid forgetting the password, write it down and keep it in a safe place". they didn't write it down, so i've tried every combination of numbers that comes to mind, with no luck. can you help me, please? thanks!

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I had the same problem. Here's what Toshiba emailed to me:

  1. Disconnect the AC power for at least one minute to reset the clock.
  2. Adjust the volume to the minimum using the Volume down button on the front of the unit.
  3. Press and hold the Volume down button on the front of the unit and the 0 button on the remote control at the same time, holding them down for at least 10 seconds.
  4. The user menu will appear with the V-Chip cursor blinking.
  5. Press the ENTER key on the remote control and the NEW PASSWORD menu will appear.
  6. Enter your new password.
Hope that helps!!

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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E-mail Toshiba Customer Service. They were fantastic. They e-mailed me the instructions to reset the v-chip. Free! Thanks anyway!

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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Like I said before, I contacted Toshiba Customer Service/Support at: customer_support@tac p.com and they promptly e-mailed me the instructions to reset the V-Chip. Easy and free!

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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