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Child Locked the TV

My son was playing with the remote and now I can only turn on the TV using the remote. THe screen comes on black, but the display info shows for about 5 seconds, then disappears and is replaced by a small red key symbol in teh lower left corner of the screen. I have no idea what PIN he could have used. Is there a reset button or something? Help!!!

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Re: Child Locked the TV

* If you have a blank screen with a red key on the bottom left, simply press the (function or F) button and the mute button at the same time. This will unlock the screen and allow you to view the channel as desired. * If your TV asks for a 4-digit code or password please enter 3308 or 6688 to unlock the screen or reset any preset rating levels. * If you have a GT2011J or GT2011S Television, hold the (Display) button for 10 seconds, it will unlock the screen. If password or code is requested, try 3308 or 6688. One of the above methods should get you past the lock. If so, I would take the opportunity to disable the lock in the TV's menu so this doesn't happen again. If this still doesn't work, you can call Apex Customer Support at (800)880-1227.

Posted on Jan 13, 2007

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