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Parental Lock I purchased a used RCA 56" HDTV and the parental code is locked on it, it even has the front control panel locked out, how do I default this...

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  • Bgone1 Oct 12, 2007

    Likha, I tried that, the remote takes it to the parental lock, but wants me to enter a code, I dont know the code, or any of the default codes... anything you suggest would be helpful


  • Bgone1 Oct 15, 2007

    Bgone1 again, I have found no answer other than access by the factory input, but does the RCA 56" HDTV (HD56W66) have a reset or default in the chassi like most TV's you can unplug it for a period and it defaults back to original factory spec's is there a way to do this with this TV

  • cc2517 Dec 31, 2007

    I have exaclty the same problem. Has anyone figured out how to fix this?



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Use the remote control then go to menu! find the unlock mode!


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I have a rca tv that has parental controls locked and i forgot code how do i unlock it

Read the owner manual or Google the model number with "manual" to find one-----some brands use all 9's as a default setting for this.

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Hi Ida,

If you don't have the password to deactivate partental control you can do the following:

Power on TV, Press MENU and select "Parental Controls". Simultaneously press the CH+ and VOL+ buttons on the front panel of the TV for 8 seconds.

An on screen box should appear, select a new password if desired or leave blank for no parental control lock.

Hope this helps, Gary

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Mine had the same problem. If you go into the menu --> Parental control, type in default code ( 0000 or 8888) --> Then check the front panel lock to make sure it is on
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Need the model number to look up the parental control steps. you will need to access the control settings in the Menu, the channels option. the TV will prompt you for a password, if you don't know it, there is always a default you can use listed in the manual. You can turn off Parental controls in here.

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Is there a master code to reset the Parental Restrictions. I locked it a while back and forgot the code


Yes - the factory default password is 9999. This can still be used even after setting your own password. If you need any assistance with changing setting the parental lock settings, please let me know.


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Recently purchased a rca tv model F35317, parental code from previous owener locked need to bypass

If you forget your password, press and hold TV on the remote and the
MENU button on the television

simultaneously for 3 seconds. Parental
controls will then unlock and you can re-enter a password via Lock
Parental Controls.

Make sure you aim the remote at the TVs sensor while you press the TV button, and hold the menu button in on the front of the television.
Hope this helps you out. Thanks

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The frontpanle on my rca t.v is locked and i cant get it off

Front Panel Lock
Selecting this option lets you lock (disable) or unlock (enable) the TV's front panel. The remote still tunes to any channel. When using this as a Parental Control method, remove access to any remote
that is capable of operating the television.
1. From the PARENTAL CONTROL menu, press the up or down arrow to highlight Lock Fr. Panel.
2. Press the right or left arrow to turn on (box has check mark) or off (box doesn't have check mark) front panel lock.

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Fpa lock on how do i get this offf

hello Lock/Unlock Parental Controls
Selecting this option lets you lock and unlock parental controls settings
using a password.
If you do not lock parental controls, none of the settings for V-Chip,
Channel Block, or Front Panel Block will take effect.
If you forget your password, press the MENU button, then select Parental
(the password entry screen appears). Simultaneously press and
hold CH+ and VOL+ on the front panel for 8 seconds. Parental Controls
unlock and the Parental Control menu appears. You can enter a new
password by locking the Parental Controls again.
Front Panel Block
Selecting this option lets you block (disable) or unblock (enable) the TV’s
front panel. The remote still tunes to any channel. When using this as a
Parental Control method, remove access to any remote that is capable of
operating the television while you have the front panel blocked.
Don’t forget to lock parental controls after you change the status. If you
don’t, the front panel block will not take effect .if this don't work get back to me i've got manual good luck


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FPA means the front panel is locked by the Parental Access Control Menu.

Unfortunately, the FPA can only be removed using the remote. There are no magic front panel button combinations.

The cheapest way out is to buy a Universal Remote Control at Walmart (about $10) and program it to your RCA TV. Then you can go into the Parental Control Menu and remove the lock.

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Mitsubishi parental control reset for tv model vs-5061

I can help you unlock your Mitsubishi HDTV V-Chip.

Please follow these steps to bypass the vchip or reset the V Chip password.

I hope that helps.
Reset Mitsubishi HDTV VChip Password
Bypass Mitsubishi HDTV Front Panel Lock

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