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Removing parent block on a used Toshiba 36HF73 36

I was given a used Toshiba 36HF73 36" TV that unfortunately has a parental block locking out even PG-rated shows. The previous owner has moved away. Is there a way to reset/remove the blocking?

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If you don't have the unlock code you can do this to remove it. Please take a few moments to rate my answer..Thank you...

If you cannot remember your PIN code
While the PIN code entering screen is displayed, press RECALL
four times within five seconds. The PIN code will be released
(Blocking Reset status restored)

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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