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RCA 32v550t problem

When I turn my TV on, the picture settings are set very dark and i can't adjust them with the remote because they are locked and won't slide. I can't adjust them with the buttons on the TV because the front panel is locked, and i can't unlock the panel because the parental controls wont recognise my password. I have tried resetting the parental lock by holding vol - on the set and go back on the remote but that doesn't work, and i don't know the default password for my TV model if there is one. The only solution i have found is to unplug the set for 24-48 hours, but that is only a temporary solution. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.

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I just need to adjust the resolution on this TV. NO ONE at RCA could seem to help me. Thank you.

did u mean to adjust the picture setting then go for the following
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Basic Picture Control- Displays the five slider controls for adjusting

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Color Adjusts- the richness of the color

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Black Level Adjusts the brightness of the picture


Sharpness Adjusts the crispness of edges in the picture.

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Picture Presets Displays- a choice list that lets you select one of three

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or Personal Picture Preset. Choose the setting that is best for your

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Video Noise Reduction Displays- a choice list that lets you turn on the

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My remote will not work and the parental controls are locked on the set, so the TV will not do anything.

  1. try to clean it or change the battry or quartz 455 mhz
  2. buy a new universell rc and put the code of your tv
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RCA 32v550t. The parental control has been accidently activated and i can't figure out the code. The front panel has also been locked please help me.

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

  1. Hold down MENU on the remote and VOLUME DOWN 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 on the remote and the VOLUME DOWN buttons on the TV its self 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 on the remote and MENU on the front of the TV at the same time for at least 4 seconds.
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RCA TV, model number 32V550T. No picture but sound is fine.


this sometimes is quite simple to fix as it cud be a dry joint on the circuit board where the tube motor sits.

or it cud be the tube is on its way out, which wud be cheaper to buy a new tv rather than have it fixed


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