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Bought a TV and has a password i want to remove

I bought a tv and the parental code does not allow me to watch rated R,PG-13 movies. i dont know the code and have beed looking for it any help finding it or a number i can call

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  • Leroy M. Sep 13, 2007

    thanks alot man. but the thing is i have been looking for a number i can call because i bought the tv from someone else and they have moved away. Do u get what i mean. if there is any way maybe you can find a number that i can call i would appreciate it alot man. the Tv is Admiral brand i dont even think that they make this tv's anymore. if you can help me plz..

  • Leroy M. Sep 14, 2007

    If you can plz. id appreciate it alot man. Did you read my name Mrmop i couldnt think of anything else, everything else that i would put was already taken so i just wrote it and it worked. Kinda Sucks but. anyways this is a cool address it is really helpful thank you man. if you can find the # that would be groovy but if not that is cool. Laterz

  • crh64 Nov 02, 2007

    My Sister game me her Zenith combo Tv and there is a v chip block on it, she does not know the pass word that was set on it. How can I reset it to watch the blocked channels?

  • Mirene21 Mar 13, 2008

    I have the same proble as the other customer.

    I guess I click in the key plz, and press in the code for parent control. I don't have the manual, so I con't have idea about eht cod. So the TV don't work now. The TV gets one, but I can't change chanels or see any chanel at all. Can you give me any suggestion to get that problem fix.


  • mapplegate Mar 16, 2008

    Yes I need to remove the parental code on the V-chip to get the channels I want and I don't have the code it is an admiral TV

  • nugget43351 May 28, 2008

    i have the same problem and i cant find the code i threw the book away

  • Anonymous Jul 07, 2008

    i can not fid the v-chip code

  • cjbradford Jul 25, 2008

    cant remember vchip code. please help

  • snowbunnies9 Nov 01, 2008

    i have toshiba tv i want remove the v-chip block i do not no the code i brought it a pawn shop



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I need a code to get into the parent control setting i can't remember the code

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The 5898 and 1234 password did not work! I've contacted the service center with the hope of resolving this issue... time will tell.

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When there is a parental code, you have to ring up your tv service provider for the code.

Posted on Sep 12, 2007

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    Lian Godkin Sep 14, 2007

    yea, i will find the number u r looking for. admiral is a rare company nowadays. i will try my hardest.


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Now I know your calling the service center, but this may help. Usually TV manufacturers hide the V-Chip or Partental Lock/Block code somewhere on the rear of the TV (it might be in small wirting), or in the manual (deep in the manual, or on the inner-back of it). So try one of those places, and you might just find it!

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Problems with V-Chip/Parental Controls
The rating limits don’t work
• For rating limits to take effect, you must lock V-Chip settings to activate them.
I don’t remember my password and I want to unlock the TV
• 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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