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Got to get back to factory settings. parental control is on (somehow) and not allowing some programming. 19'' RCA 2003 but don't have exact model #

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You can find the model number on the back of the TV. Going back to factory settings won't solve the problem you're having. The only thing that can overcome parental control is either a repair shop, or a special code that you would have to get from the manufacture. Its called an omniscient code meaning it will always work. Some TVs have them, but some do not. Only the manufacture or a service center that has the service manual for your model can tell you the right answer. Don't waste your time trying to fix the problem yourself. Parental locks are designed to stand up to the prying minds of kids and teenagers. Call RCA customer service for the information I spoke of above.

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