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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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Re: lock code

Buy a universal programmable RCA remote for about $10.00.

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These are the general procedure to unlock a TV

Turn on the TV and grab the remote. In most cases, you will need the original remote to unlock the TV if you aren't sure of the unlock code. If you don't have the original remote, you will need to purchase one.

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Call the technical support service number in your owner's manual if none of those codes work. A technician can help you troubleshoot the television because the problem may not be the locking control. When you call, make sure that you have the model number and serial number of the TV.

Take your television to a TV repair shop. In some cases, a professional who access to wiring diagrams for your television set may have to rewire certain components in order for the television to unlock. This is usually the case when the TV locks by itself while it is on.

Check this method too. If neither of them help you, check this link.

Disconnect the AC power for at least one minute to reset the clock.
Adjust the volume to the minimum using the Volume down button on the front of the unit.
Press and hold the Volume down button on the front of the unit and the 0 button on the remote control at the same time, holding them down for at least 10 seconds.
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In life, simple yet unexpected events take place, such as the loss or an accidental breakage of the television remote. When a television is locked while the remote is missing or broken, it makes matters worse. Locks are placed on televisions for privacy or age-restricted viewers. To prevent a repeat of this event, store an extra remote in the house or business where the television is located. Without the original remote, some alternatives are available to remove the lock.
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      Purchase a universal remote. If the manual or resetting option does not work for your television, you need a universal remote. You can get one of these in electronics stores or online. The universal remote supports most televisions. The universal remote manual is included in the purchase and will instruct you on installing it into the television. After installation, enter the lock code using the universal remote.

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