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Forgot V chip password on Insignia IS-TVDVD20A

We set the parental control/V-Chip password on our Insignia tv, model IS-TVDVD20A, several years ago and have forgotten/misplaced the password. There is no info in the manual on how to cancel the password or reset the V-chip/parental control password back to the default/factory setting.

We contacted Insignia and was told that Best Buy's Customer Service now handles all of their TV service questions. Unfortunately, the Customer Service representative was unable to provide any solution on how to cancel the password we set or how to reset the V-chip/parental control password back to the defauly/factory settings. Her only solution was to take the set in for 'service' and see if the TV repair area could do anything (which would invlove a service repair charge).

Anyone have info on how to reset the parental control/V-chip on this model Insignia tv? A password it needed to access the parental control section within the OSD menu and, since we do not remember what we set that password to, we cannot get to the password reset screen of any of the parental control/V-chip settings.

Thanks,
J

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I have an insignia hdtv and the manual says if you forgot the password, enter in 3448 in the password box to reset, it might be the same for yours, good luck

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Might be the same as tv040919 solution that I solved
I followed the instructions on how to get the TV set into "test" mode, that were posted by Rotareneg:http://hardware.mcse.ms/archive144-2005-7-217228.html(I found these instructions at a couple of sites)Once in test mode1) press #2 to get to menu 22) press channel down to get to the Shippping option3) press volume up or down to reset TVNow the TV will be in shipping condition with password reset to '000000'

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You can unlock your RCA tv by the folloing method. After unlocking it, you have to set a new parentioal control password.

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--Should have original remote. Press and hold the power button for 6 to 10 seconds


Combo Model T25208, V-Chip Forgotten Password
If you forget your password, simultaneously press VOLUME down on the TV/VCR front panel and the 0 number button on the remote for a few seconds. This resets the password and you can enter a new one.

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Channels that have been locked can be viewed only when the PARENTAL CTRL function is set to OFF. This can only be done with the remote control-it can not be changed with the buttons on the front of the TV.

Therefore, after you turn on PARENTAL CTRL, you simply hide the remote control so that your children can not watch the locked channels. The locked-out channels will remain unviewable even if the TV is unplugged or the channels are autoprogrammed again. The only way to view locked channels is to use the supplied remote control to set the PARENTAL CTRL function to OFF.

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1. Repeatedly press MENU to select SETUP MENU, and then press + or - to display setup functions. Repeatedly press MENU to select the PARENTAL CTRL function. . When this function is set to ON, PARENTAL CTRL is activated and any channels you locked with the CHAN CTRL function will not be viewable. . When this function is set to OFF, PARENTAL CTRL is deactivated and all channels are viewable.

2. To lock channels, press the MENU button to select the CHAN CTRL function. Select a channel you want to lock by pressing CHANNEL up or down. Then press +. The CHAN CTRL setting will change from NORMAL to LOCKED when that channel is locked. To return the channel to NORMAL, press the - button. Repeat step 2 for each channel you want to lock. If the PARENTAL CTRL function is set to ON while you are locking out channels, each channel will go blank as you lock it. When the PARENTAL CTRL function is set to ON and a channel which has been locked out is tuned, the TV will display the words PARENTAL CONTROL to let your kids know you have locked it.

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The V-CHIP is bypassed holding down the VOLUME DOWN on the TV set and the ZERO key on the REMOTE control. This will alow you to go to the V-CHIP menu (TV MODE) and set a new password.

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Hold down MENU on the remote and VOLUME DOWN 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

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