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Panasonic Tv Child lock on

Panasonic TV CT32G4 child lock code is on in always mode and factory directed reset procedures do not work. manaual and panasonic support want the tv to be taken in to a repair center. this is not economical or practical. can you help please. Thanks.

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  • jportela Dec 22, 2007

    There are two alleged ways to do a factory reset. Holding the off and plus volume buttons and doing the same only also holding the minus volume button all at the same time.



    They also say to try code 0000 afterwards if it does not reset.



    They say the child y and c are routed through A15/J15 pins 1 & 3. .... Just about all of the 1998 Panasonic tvcrs use this same protect circuit. These pins can be jumped if found. can you get a diagram of the circuit board that shows the pins if reset does not work.





    Can you add/comment to/on this please. Thanks.

  • jportela Dec 28, 2007

    Dyllan,

    Thank you for your due diligence, I really appreciated you staying with this. The Pany was at my lake house and I had left it unplugged hoping it would release the child lock. After two weeks (I suspect 48 hours was all it needed) it fixed itself when I powered it up. Perhaps Panasonic though of this after putting that "always" option on the V-Chip.

    Thank you again for staying with me. We have closure now.

    Jose'

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It's likely there isn't a way to reset this without hooking it up to specialized equipment. However, there is one thing you could try.

Unplug the TV, and leave it unplugged for 24 hours. That should be sufficient time for the settings to be lost. After that, plug it in, and try the factory reset again. This may or may not work, depending on what the default settings are and whether there is an internal battery backing up your settings.

Short of that, I think you're going to have to take it in to a repair center, or put up with the lock.

-Dyllan

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

  • John Goodman Dec 24, 2007

    I have looked everywhere I know to, and haven't been able to find a diagram or picture of the board.



    The only other thing I could think to try is having you take some
    photos (at the highest resolution possible) of the board and send them
    to me. I might be able to find the pins based on that. Or you could just take it out and look over it yourself. There's a good chance the pins have a label on the board near them saying what they are.

    Failing all else, find what pins you can that are close together and try jumping them. The worst that could happen is that you could erase all your settings. Anything that could cause damage if jumped won't have pins, as the only reason for that is to allow you to jump them.

    -Dyllan

  • John Goodman Dec 28, 2007

    You're quite welcome. That's what we're here for. I hope you don't have any more problems, but if you ever do need help again we'll be here for you.

    -Dyllan

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