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Resetting V-Chip pin code

My 2 yr old has some how set the v-chip on my television and I am unable to watch certain things. Could you please advise of a way for me to clear this???

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Re: Resetting V-Chip pin code

The AutoLock entry code (Magnavox SmartLock) for a password reset code number is 0711; It works on mine - I hope this helps you.

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A not right put a multi media v chip and a code on my new t.v and cant get password off

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This what worked on my 27 inch model.. 1. Hit the Menu button on the TV. 2. 'INPUT SECRET No.' should appear. 3. Press and hold both VOL (+) and CH DOWN (9) on the TV set simultaneously until the message 'INPUT SECRET No.' disappears. 4. The vchip settings should be disabled now and the Parental controls menu should be presented, 'disable' Status if need be.

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Tv is not working it is stuck on channel 3 and stays there and need it to go on output in front and can't watch any channels with direct tv satalite very difficult lost remote and need code this tv and...


If you have its original remote control you can unlock its parential settings and reset it. Then only you can watch other channels also. I'm ver sorry to say that if you lost your TVs remote control, you will be unable to unlock it. Try to get a remote from any of your friends who owns the same model number RCA TV. If you are able to get it, do the following with that remote, and reset the V-chip. Try to purchase one new remote control from RCA.

Most RCA and GE TV sets use a four digit code to control the v-chip. The code reset is different depending on the model. Try each number until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Hold down the MENU button on the remote and VOLUME DOWN button on the TV it's self at the same time for at least 4 seconds. The set won't say so, but the lock will be unlocked
  2. Hold down the 0 (zero) button on the remote and the VOLUME DOWN button on the TV itself at the same time for at least 4 seconds. The set won't say so, but the lock will be unlocked
  3. Hold down the MENU button on the front of the TV and the TV button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds. 4- Hold down GO BACK button on the remote and MENU button on the front of the TV at the same time for at least 4 seconds.
  4. Hold down EJECT button on the front of the TV set and the MENU button on the remote at the same time for at least 4 seconds. Depending on the model, one of the methods should unlock the V-chip. Now, if desired, you can change the settings on the V-chip by going to the MENU and going to PARENTAL CONTROLS, or on some sets, going to MENU and then going to TV SETUP, then to V-CHIP SET.
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Dec 31, 2010 | RCA TruFlat 27F520T 27" TV

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Random black rectangle in bottom half of viewing area. temporarily disappears when you click on menu or change the volume.


It is due to some misalignment fo your side, and cannot be predicted wihich fucntion overlaps the software. You just reset it to factory settings. It will make all your V-Chip settings out, and you shoud reset it after factory reset.
To reaet it to factory settings go to V-Chip menu and do the following.

Press RECALL four

times within five seconds from the V-CHIP

menu. This allows you to proceed to the
BLOCKING menu and reset your PIN code.

Dec 30, 2010 | Toshiba 32A60 32" TV

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There is a lock in the corner off the screen., how can i get it away. I dont have a manuel.

I think your TV has been locked, and you have forgotten the four digit V_Chip code you have entered earlier. If so there is a method to refresh the V-Chip code. The orginal code for the V-Chip, when the TV exits the factroy is set "0000".
You can set to this code by the following method.

Press the remote control keys in the following sequence, which reset the pin to "0000".

POWER OFF==> MUTE==> 8==> 2==> 4==> POWER ON.

TV will come with a fresh V-Chip code "0000", which you have to readjust to block any channels if you wants. Ok.

Nov 06, 2010 | Samsung TXM3296HF 32" TV

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The v chip locks up how do we remove this if dont have code for good on hd 1080 is there a code change to remove the original

This TV is fitted with a V-CHIP controller which provides you with channel viewing access controls
and restrictions. This function is to prevent your children from watching violence or sexual scenes
that you may choose to exclude.
Press the MENU button and press the SET + or – button to select the V-CHIP SET option,
then press the ENTER button.
Enter your password (4 digits) using the Direct channel selection buttons (0-9).
In the event of entering incorrect password press the RESET button. Then press the
ENTER button.
Enter the same password for confirmation, then press the ENTER button.
Press the SET + or – button to select the V-CHIP option.
Press the ENTER button to select the ON.
Press the SET + or – button to select the TV RATING or MOVIE RATING option. Press
the ENTER button.
Press the SET + or – button to select the desired rating for the applicable video or TV
channel. Press the ENTER button.

And to change or put in a new password:
• If you want to change password, follow steps 1 and 2 and select "CHANGE PASSWORD"
option then enter your new password.
• The V-Chip function is activated only on programs and tapes that have the rating signal.
• Once you block a program using the V-Chip function, the blocked program cannot be watched
based on the content of the show. When the program starts, the "INPUT PASSWORD" will
appear on the screen. When you want to release the V-Chip temporarily, enter the password.
If you change the channel or turn off the TV while the V-Chip function was temporarily released,
the original setting will be resumed. If you return to the channel you were watching you must
re-enter your password to temporarily release your V-Chip function again.
• When you watch the TV from the cable box or the VCR with the RF Modulator, then you release
the V-Chip temporarily, the V-Chip setting will not be resumed until you turn off the TV. The
TV channel is not used in this case.
• When changing the channel with the cable box or the VCR, approximately 10 seconds will
pass until the program appears.

Hope this helps.

Jan 21, 2010 | Mitsubishi WS-55807 TV

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Hi, I need the parental code to unblock

To solve this problem you will have to contact the manufacturer of the TV. Some TVs are made so that an omnipotence v-chip password can be used to unlock the set in cases where the password has been lost or forgotten. However, only the manufacturer would have access to this information. It isn't available in the public domain.

Also, if you never set the v-chip in the first place, your unit may need repair. Spontaneous activation of a v-chip lock is an indication that a problem has developed with the firmware of the device. The firmware is like the software that allows a piece of electronics to have menus, graphics, on screen displays, as well as the v-chip feature. Your unit may need a firmware upgrade.

But starting with a call to the manufacturer is the first step to fixing this particular issue.

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Jul 11, 2009 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

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No sound

NO Sound
First check to make sure there isn't a mute switch or switched to external speakers, then
use ohmmeter to measure the speaker resistance (3ohm to 30ohm is usual).

Now find the speaker wires, and follow them down to the pcb, and look for a chip with
7/8 legs then measure the voltage on all of its legs, you should get 8v to 20v on one pin and half of that on one of the others, the internal circuit of most chips is that of a push/pull output stage, with the output coming from the middle of the pair of transistors.
(if there is no chip then it will actually be a transistor push/pull pair).

If no voltage of at least 6v then look at the pcb from each leg of the chip, and look for an electrolytic cap to earth, thats the power line,
so follow it and look for a voltage regulator or straight from power stage (PSU),
and test if voltage there.

check for fusible resistors and power diode and smoothing cap.

If voltages are ok, then when your meter (other probe hanging loose) probe touches the input pin ,a buzz from speaker should sound, if not then change chip.

if buzz occurs then your looking for the SIF chip,
so look for a three legged Xtal filter with 6mhz (5.5mhz europe) thats the chip.

Is the eeprom/micro pro set to a different country sound system ?
Is the mute line on ? micro pro control
Is the speaker switch set to internal ?
Is there power to the output chip ?
is there at least one pin (on the o/p chip)with about half the power voltage ?
Is there power to the sif chip (12v) ?
Is the tv from another country (different xtals) ?

Hope this may help you;


Sep 21, 2008 | Toshiba 32AF42 32" TV

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Resetting V-Chip pin code

I don't know the sharp(mfg) code to activate my universal remote

May 12, 2008 | Sharp 27U-S60 27" TV

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V. chip

According to the Samsung website, this is the method to reset the Vchip PIN.

1. Turn TV on.
2. Press power button on the remote, TV will turn off.
3. Press Mute on the remote.
4. Using the remote, press the buttons 8, then 2, then 4
5. Press the power button, TV should turn on.

At this point the PIN should be reset to four zeros.

If that doesn't work, you could have someone mess with the internal circuits as someone else posted, but I wouldn't recommend trying it yourself.

Or you could call the Samsung tech support hotline at 1-800-726-7864. Never tried it so I don't know how good their customer support is.

Aug 03, 2007 | Samsung TXK2754 27" TV

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Locked out

Best thing for you to do is contact the company at their web page. I have used this before and they do get back to you. Simply go here: Then click on troubleshooting at the top of the page and another screen will come up and you can send them your problem. Please when you get your answer could you come back and post the results and what they told you how to disable this V-chip? Good Luck

Jun 13, 2007 | Broksonic CTVG-5463TT 19" TV

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