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Locked channels on a tv

I bought a tv from a hotel (commercial rca) and some (most) of the channels are blocked... I can't watch any channel past 27... help!

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You need to replace the eeprom IC in your set. Hospitality tv's ( i.e. hospital,motel etc...)have a eeprom IC that restricts programming and the use of the menu so guests can't mess up the tv picture or get unauthorized programming that they want you to pay for or just don't offer more than 27 channels. I have done this for customers before. The eeprom IC is an 8-pin IC that is right next to the microprocessor and is easy to change. Be careful soldering on an RCA board though...too much heat will lift the solder pads.Good luck!

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