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Lock code i recently purchased this tv (without the original remote) from a second hand store, brought it home only to find out it has a lock code on it "v-chip stuff". i found on your site that in the user manual you can enter "mute-display-clear-reset" to access the menu but my universal remote doesn't have a reset button. can anybody help me. maybe buttons on the front of the tv or something inside of the tv to "reset it" email me the help you can give me

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  • p-power Oct 13, 2007

    sorry but there just isn't a universal remote with a "Reset" button out there anywhere !!   .... anyone else with help or even wants to send to me a "free" ge remote for a model 25GT240 25" colour tv ??????

  • michaelwatts Nov 10, 2007

    im trying to un-lock the v-chip to get some sound

  • p-power Jan 10, 2008

    just updating you all. my girlfriend had a ge tv remote and it was the exact one i needed. so follow the instructions that i listed above with an original remote: "mute-display-clear-reset" and you will be in !

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    thanks for the advice! it worked for me!



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Buy a universal programmable RCA remote for about $10.00.

Posted on Oct 09, 2007

  • Vista Electronics Oct 19, 2007

    Original remote part #  240961 .

    Cost  23. to  38. dollars.   Hope that helps....T.



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