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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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  • Brokit Feb 05, 2008

    Somebody set a code for the V-Chip in my sharp TV and I want to restore it to the default condition. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2008

    Somehow my closed caption capability got turned on; and in trying to clear it, using the Remote's "Menu" and "Enter" keys, I seem to have activated the V-Chip, because all channels above 20 are now blocked. I have no Password for the V-Chip; how can I de-activate it?

  • emcgilberry Jan 03, 2009

    Somehow the v- chip was activated on my 12 year old sons tv that he no longer uses and is currently in the guest room. Don't have can I reset?



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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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Asking for pin code what is the code

Your TV is asking you about its V-Chip lock code. There will be a V-Chip lock code you have given it earlier. If you forget that code, please repost your porblem with the exact model number of your TV. If you have its user manual refer to it. There will be instructions about how to change the passcode which you did forget. OK.

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Hello I am seeing a blue screen and a lock on the bottom left corner. I am unable to change channels or input. Please advise.


Your Apex Tv is locked. You must unlock it and reset all the V-chip settings once more. To unlock it do the following.

Apex TVs use a four digit code to control the v-chip. The override code for many models is 6688. Other sets may not have one, or may have a default code of 1225 instead of an override code.

1. To use the override code:

2. Hit the MENU key to get to the menus.

3. Go down to the SYSTEM menu and hit the right arrow on the remote control.

4. Once in the SYSTEM menu, go to PARENTAL GUIDE. It will ask for your code.

5. Enter the override code listed above. From here, you can turn on and off different rating restrictions, as well as set a new code.
No matter what the V-chip code is set to, the override code will still work. If you have a blank screen with a red key on the bottom left, simply press the (function or F) button and the mute button at the same time. This will unlock the screen and allow you to view the channel as desired

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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.

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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.

I hope I've provided you useful assistance and that this information allows you to make an informed decision as to how to proceed from here. Please be sure to vote on my response. I hope I've earned a good rating from you today.

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Need to set parental control pin

This TV calls it "V-Chip". Code is "0000" by default.

1. go to TV User Menu
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I dont have v-chip password for parental control

Hello Jacqueline,
PLease try all 0000 that should clear your tv v-chip. any question please call 323-767-6030. Thank you.

Feb 11, 2009 | Astar LTV2001 Television

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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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Lost Codes -Need Remedy

I scoured the internet on how to reset the V-CHIP on my Toshiba TV/VHS combo MV19M4 and could not find the solution. I tried others suggestions that had worked on similar models but nothing worked so I started experimenting and I figured it out! Follow these steps:

1: Unplug the TV for 1 minute then plug it back in.
2: In the menu select "TV Set Up".
3: Move the blinking block to beside "V-CHIP Set" BUT DO NOT SELECT IT.
4: Hold in the number 1 button on the remote.
5: Hold in the volume down button on the TV.

Your TV will turn off. Give it a few seconds to reset itself and then turn it back on and you will have to completely reprogram your settings. When you go to the V-CHIP settings it will ask for your new code.


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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

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