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V chip password reset

I recently purchased a t.v. and it was an off the shelf item and someone had set the v chip password. I've tried several passwords starting with the obvious and just making things up. The store I bought it from can't help me and the manufacturer will not help me because it was an open box item. Does anyone know a universal reset code that I can use to fix this problem? I would greatly appreciate anyone's advice on this issue. Thanks, Michelle

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The default password for this model is 1234. If you have never changed the password, it should still be the same. I hope this was helpful, best wishes.

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