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My tv looks dark weird

Hi my tv has this weird problem its asking me for a password and well ive tried my password and it wont unlock. a couple of weeks ago my tv would turn on and off by itself. then last night my family and i where watching a movie and all of a sudden my tv just turned off but we where still able to hear the voices on the tv. so i turned the tv on and well since then its been askin me for a password. i dont know what to do please help!!!!!

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Re: my tv looks dark weird

The original problem of turning off and on randomly could have been caused by a loose switch or contact in the front panel, or something similar like a short in the control circuitry. This might have also caused random features to become activated in the TV's menus; like the v-chip lockout feature, which is what you're describing now. I'm unable to find an online user's manual to see if there's a way to reset the v-chip lockout. Try a default password like 0000 or 1234, and if that doesn't work, see if you can find the user's manual (hopefully you kept it!) and look for instructions there on how to reset the v-chip feature or what the default password is.

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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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1. Choose Parental Control from the MAIN MENU. If Parental Controls have
previously been locked, you must enter your password.
2. Highlight and select US V-Chip. Then select V-Chip TV Rating.
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The following sections give you more details about how to change the status of
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