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Need to reset password

I think my daughter changes the password on our Insignia IS-TV040919. Is there anyway to reset the password to factory default?

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  • kittf36 Dec 30, 2007

    I can't blame my daughter. I have the same model and have forgotten the password. I hope someone else answers your question so that I may benefit.

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OK. I fixed it!
I'm not sure 100% what did it, but think you'll get it to work with the following.

I followed the instructions on how to get the TV set into "test" mode, that were posted by Rotareneg:
http://hardware.mcse.ms/archive144-2005-7-217228.html
(I found these instructions at a couple of sites)

I think that just putting it into test mode resets the password to the default, '000000'. However, I pressed a lot of other buttons while I had the controller open. The only setting I changed (and then put back) while in test mode was on Menu 1. I changed the Program value, which turned out to be just changing the channel.

At some point I realized that I could get all my channels, however, I found that all settings were reset default, including antenna reception vs cable. I change all back and did a celebration dance.

Good luck.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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