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Parental Control Lock keeps blocking

I had the parental control set at one time. I have since gone into the menu and unlocked every setting. I still get the lock and blank screen from time to time. How do I completely stop all parental control? Is there a reset? I have a mintek DTV-173

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I have the same tv and the only way to stop it going in to parent safe mode is to get a better signal or use a external source (Digital tuner, Cable box, etc.)

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Rca model 20f510td. parental lock


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You must have its original remote control to unlock the parential lock. If you haven't it with you now, try to buy it or gather it from any of your friends or relatives who owns the same model; just to unlock it. After unlock, you can use universal remote or so.
Most RCA TV sets use a four digit code to control the v-chip. The code reset is different depending on the model. Try each number until you find the one that works for you.
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  2. Hold down the 0 (zero) button on the remote and the VOLUME DOWN button on the TV itself at the same time for at least 4 seconds. The set won't say so, but the lock will be unlocked
  3. Hold down the MENU button on the front of the TV and the TV button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds. 4- Hold down GO BACK button on the remote and MENU button on the front of the TV at the same time for at least 4 seconds.
Hold down EJECT button on the front of the TV set and the MENU button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds. Depending on the model, one of the methods should unlock the V-chip. Now, if desired, you can change the settings on the V-chip by going to the MENU and going to PARENTAL CONTROLS, or on some sets, going to MENU and then going to TV SETUP, then to V-CHIP SET.
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Most RCA TV sets use a four digit code to control the v-chip. The code reset is different depending on the model. Try each number until you find the one that works for you.
  1. Hold down the MENU button on the remote and VOLUME DOWN button on the TV it's self at the same time for at least 4 seconds. The set won't say so, but the lock will be unlocked
  2. Hold down the 0 (zero) button on the remote and the VOLUME DOWN button on the TV itself at the same time for at least 4 seconds. The set won't say so, but the lock will be unlocked
  3. Hold down the MENU button on the front of the TV and the TV button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds. 4- Hold down GO BACK button on the remote and MENU button on the front of the TV at the same time for at least 4 seconds.
Hold down EJECT button on the front of the TV set and the MENU button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds. Depending on the model, one of the methods should unlock the V-chip. Now, if desired, you can change the settings on the V-chip by going to the MENU and going to PARENTAL CONTROLS, or on some sets, going to MENU and then going to TV SETUP, then to V-CHIP SET.

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I have a rca tv model no F27318, parental controls are locked and the password is lost


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I know one way to unlock RCA tv. I'm not sure about whether it works with combos or not. Anyway try this. If you gets positive result. please inform me to my mail also.

Most RCA and GE TV sets use a four digit code to control the v-chip. The code reset is different depending on the model. Try each number until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Hold down the MENU button on the remote and VOLUME DOWN button on the TV it's self at the same time for at least 4 seconds. The set won't say so, but the lock will be unlocked
  2. Hold down the 0 (zero) button on the remote and the VOLUME DOWN button on the TV itself at the same time for at least 4 seconds. The set won't say so, but the lock will be unlocked
  3. Hold down the MENU button on the front of the TV and the TV button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds. 4- Hold down GO BACK button on the remote and MENU button on the front of the TV at the same time for at least 4 seconds.
  4. Hold down EJECT button on the front of the TV set and the MENU button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds. Depending on the model, one of the methods should unlock the V-chip. Now, if desired, you can change the settings on the V-chip by going to the MENU and going to PARENTAL CONTROLS, or on some sets, going to MENU and then going to TV SETUP, then to V-CHIP SET.
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Selecting this option lets you activate and deactivate parental control settings.
1. Press MENU on the remote control (the Main menu appears).
2. Press the button until the Parental Control icon is highlighted.
3. Press the button until the bottom PASSWORD is highlighted.
4. Enter your password using the numbers buttons on the remote (the PARENTAL GUIDE menu appears).
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If you do not activate V-Chip, none of the settings for V-Chip will take effect.
If you forget your password, you can reset it. Enter 5898 as the password and then change it to a new one.
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Selecting this option lets you lock (disable) or unlock (enable) the TV’s front panel. The remote still tunes to
any channel. When using this as a Parental Control method, remove access to any remote that is capable of
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1. Press MENU on the remote control (the Main menu appears).
2. Press the button until the Parental Control icon is highlighted.
3. Press the button until the bottom PASSWORD is highlighted.
4. Enter your password using the numbers buttons on the remote (the PARENTAL GUIDE menu appears).
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