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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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Hello there,

If you didn't set any password, the default password for most Insignia TVs is 0000. If this doesn't work, you should be able to use 9999 to override or reset the password. After unlocking the TV you may also need to switch off the parental control (V-Chip) feature from withing the on-screen menus

If these numbers don't work or you need assistance with switching off the parental control feature, please reply to me with the model number of the TV.

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Would you like to bypass, defeat or reset your Mitsubishi HDTV Parental V-Chip parental lock? Have you forgotten your V-Chip passcode or password?

If you forget your V-Chip passcode, you can view the locked TV without entering your password.

When your passcode is requested, press the number 9 and the QV button on the original TV remote control at the same time. This process temporarily unlocks your TV.

When you enter the V-Chip Lock menu, pressing the number 9 and the QV button on the original TV remote control at the same time will delete your old password and prompt you to enter a new passcode. Pressing HOME at this time will cancel the entire passcode.


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Would you like to bypass, defeat or reset your Mitsubishi HDTV Parental V-Chip parental lock? Have you forgotten your V-Chip passcode or password?

If you forget your V-Chip passcode, you can view the locked TV without entering your password.

When your passcode is requested, press the number 9 and the QV button on the original TV remote control at the same time. This process temporarily unlocks your TV.

When you enter the V-Chip Lock menu, pressing the number 9 and the QV button on the original TV remote control at the same time will delete your old password and prompt you to enter a new passcode. Pressing HOME at this time will cancel the entire passcode.


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Activated by a PIN number, you can set Parental Controls on your TV and/or cable set-top box to control the programs that can be viewed on your TV. There are three ways to block programs:

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The V-Chip understands television program ratings and blocks programs based upon the rating level selected. All TV sets that are 13 inches or larger are required to incorporate the V-Chip technology. Parents set rating levels so that certain TV shows need a password to be viewed. For more information on the V-Chip and program ratings visit the FCC V-Chip site.
Several cable and satellite companies offer parental control options. They allow specific channels to be blocked so that they cannot be viewed.These companies also offer the ability to block shows based on language, violence, nudity, and rating levels. This offers more flexibility than the V-Chip.

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Hold down EJECT on the front of the TV and the MENU button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds.

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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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US V-Chip TV Rating Limit
The V-Chip TV Rating Limit lets you decide which TV programs can and cannot
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