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What does v chip mean? My TV is working and on the screen it says "V chip has been activated".

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V chip is a generic word for the chip in your tv that controls what you can watch by the ratings. This is used by parents to restrict what programs thier children can watch. You can access this settings in the menu of your tv.

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How to Turn off V-chip

I would suggest searching your Menus on the tv for the option to turn it off. Or search your manual.

most cases will have a parental lock on the chip which is set by the owner.

"Each television set’s V-Chip works a little differently. Once you understand the
definition of each rating and content label, programming and activating the V-Chip is
as simple as following the set-up procedure which can be found in one of two places:
1) the television on-screen menu options, or 2) the written instruction guide included in
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I hope this helps

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This happens when the tv cpu detects an internal problem, for example an overvoltage, a short, or a faulty component.
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Try unplugging the tv for one hour or so, this will drain power from the unit, and reset the TV chips, in case the TV is "wrong" about the problem.

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on my Sharp 36R-s400. Go to menu , then parental control. When dispaly asks for secret number,
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Problems with V-Chip/Parental Controls
The rating limits don’t work
• For rating limits to take effect, you must lock V-Chip settings to activate them.
I don’t remember my password and I want to unlock the TV
• If you forget your password you can reset it. Enter 5898 as the password and then change it
to a new one.

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