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My lcd tv is locked from viewing tv-14 and up. Tried 0000 and 1234, no luck. Need solution.


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How do I remove the white screen that displays parental control pin? I don't even know how it appeared on the TV screen, but I can not remove it Thanks for your help

If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. Surf the site with patience.
Unlock procedure and to override the password lock to many popular brand TVs are given.

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Having trouble with setting your Parental Controls (V-Chip)?
The factory preset password is 0000. This password must be used first before setting your own personal password. It is recommended that you keep your personal password in a safe place and away from children. In the event you loose your personal password the master password is 8202. The master password overrides all passwords. The master password can't be changed and should be kept in a safe place away from children.
0000, 1078, 1111, 3808, 5050, 8202.
Mitsubishi LCD TV:
Bypassing the V-Chip Lock After you set the lock, you need your passcode to view
a V-Chip locked program, view the locked TV, cancel
the lock, or enter the V-Chip lock menus.
If you forget your passcode, you can view the locked
TV without entering your passcode. When your
password is requested, press the number 9 and QV
buttons on the remote TV control at the same time.
This process temporarily unlocks the TV.
When entering the V-Chip Lock menu, this process
deletes your old passcode and prompts you to enter a
new passcode.

AOC: 0,0,0,0
LG: 7,7,7,7
PHILIPS: 0,7,1,1
SONY: 4,3,5,7
VIZIO: 0000, 2489, 5351, 8202, 8205, 8206

Emerson/Sylvania/Funia: 0000
NOTES from Emerson/Sylvania/Funai:
1.Make sure to enter the exact same new password in the
"Confirm Password" space as one in the space. If they are
different, the space is cleared for reentering.
2. Your password will be erased and return to the default(0000) when a power failure occurs or this TV has been
unplugged for more than 10 seconds. If you forget the password,
unplug the power cord for more than 10 seconds to
restore the password to 0000.

Sharp TV:
Sharp LCD TV Clearing the secret number using the remote buttons and the TV's buttons.
If you forgot the secret number, clear the secret number using the following procedure:

1) Press MENU, and the MENU screen displays.

2) Press Left/Right arrow buttons to select 'SETUP'

3) Press UP/DOWN arrow buttons to select 'EZ setup', 'CH setup', 'Parental CTRL' or RESET, and the SECRETNUMBER INPUTSCREEN DISPLAYS.

Press and Hold both CH UP and VOL+ ON THE TV SIMULTANEOUSLY until the message appears on the screen. The SCECRET NUMBER IS ****.

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Janet, it is possible your television was on placed on timer, remove the timer then move on.

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Have a vizio tv and an input locked messages appeared and turned the tv off . Now when you turn the tv on the tv shuts off. How can we fix this? We unplugged the tv and pressed the side . We plugged the...

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Someone changed the passcode on my Vizio 32L TV and I no longer know the code for it. How can I change it?

Hello there
To answer you question;
This has to do with the parental guidance/lock.
It is all very well explained in the user manual that you will find here:

Hope this help my friend and look for the pass code in the parental lock section.
Good luck

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From the main menu choose "Parental Controls;" it's option six.
  • Step 2 Choose the first option, V-Chip TV Rating Limit, and using the arrow keys and the OK button on the remote, scroll through until the TV-MA rating appears. Press the right arrow button to move the highlight over to the "Status" field and toggle to "View." Press the OK button. This will set the age-based ratings to Mature.
  • Step 3 From the Parental Controls menu, select the second option, V-Chip Movie Ratings Limit and change the rating to TV_MA and the "Status" to "View."
  • Step 4 From the Parental Controls menu select the third option, V-Chip Unrated Program Block and select item one, which will be "View."
  • Step 5 Select the fourth option, which is "Channel Block." Highlight the Channel field and using the channel up and down buttons, go through and check they are all set to 'View." Any set to "Block" will need to be toggled back to View.
  • Step 6 Lock the controls to activate the changes using item six on the "Parental Controls" menu.
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    Someone changed the parental code how do i reset it the channels are locked out and i don't have the code

    The factory code is 0000 Try using that first if not try doing a factory default reset through your TV setup options . I believe your T.V. input cannot be setup to HDMI to access the parental control submenu. If you can't reset it give Vizio a call and they will help you figure it out. That's what they get paid for.

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    I'm really guessing here - -but while you're in the parental controls screen I believe you can use 0-0-0-0 as a backdoor key. It's different for every manufacturer, Philips uses 0-7-1-1 example. But the users's manual for that TV says that the "default" is 0-0-0-0.. Don't really understand their use of that terminology so it's merely a guess... But here's something I am really sure of;;; The owner's manual can be downloaded for free at the Vizio web site: and their support line is: 1-888-849-4623 or you can email tech support at: Hope this helps. Good Luck Bill

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