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I have a CLASSIC TV model# CTV2501 w/remote # K12C-C3,chassic#ch-10c, manufacture#122001. Somehow I have locked myself out of the televion.. i.e. I have turned on the TV's internal lock by accident (I do not know what button(s) I pushed, but I can turn on the TV but can not get any picture only a red key in the bottom left corner. The TV is connected to the cable box. I was controlling the TV on button by pressing the channel up button whenever I would turn on the TV by cablle remote. The TV in currently off the cable access channel because as It's possible that the remote drop between me and the seat cushion and while retrieveing it I inaverterly push buttons and a RED key appeared on the bottom left corner. Can any one advise me how to turn off this internal lock. -

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Www.curto-circuito.com/.../TV/.../CHASSIS%2011AK10.pdf - Portugal Above is your service manual, below is a training manual.

www.hometheatershack.com/.../11577d1231789739-chassis-cross-reference-service-codes-mits_direct_view_tv_model-chassis_reference.pdf Above are the service codes for your TV. OK usually any lock or such thing will be reset by removing the unit from the wall mains supply and leaving disconnected for about 5 -10 mins. This will reset anything that had been done on the remote.
Turn on the TV and grab the remote. In most cases, you will need the original remote to unlock the TV if you aren't sure of the unlock code. If you don't have the original remote, you will need to purchase one.
Look at the screen. If you see a blank screen with a red key on the bottom of the screen, press 'Function' and 'Mute' at the same time. This should unlock the channel. This is an option for people who want the TV to stay locked but, want to be able to bypass the lock to watch a certain show or channel. All other channels will remain locked and the TV will fully lock when it is turned off.
Unlock all of the channels on the TV by entering the factory reset code. There are three main reset codes that TV manufacturers set. These are 0711, 6688 and 3308. Try each one until you find the one that works. This will reset the TV to original factory settings. When you do this, you will loose any information that you have stored in the TV, such as favorite channels, automatic timers and the clock. You will have to go through the full initial set up.
Call the technical support service number in your owner's manual if none of those codes work. A technician can help you troubleshoot the television because the problem may not be the locking control. When you call, make sure that you have the model number and serial number of the TV.
Take your television to a TV repair shop. In some cases, a professional who access to wiring diagrams for your television set may have to rewire certain components in order for the television to unlock. This is usually the case when the TV locks by itself while it is on.
i There. Had the same problem. The Red Lock indicates that it has been Child Locked, this could be done my accidently pressing child lock. On your remote control there is a MUSIC button, to turn off the red child lock PUSH & HOLD the button. The red lock does not go off with a qucik push. You need to Push & Hold The music button for about 10 seconds.

http://www.google.co.nz/search?num=100&hl=en&q=+how+to+unlock+tv+%3F&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=g2&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

This has to do with your child lock, just reset that and you will be good, use the manuals and links and fixes provided, i am sure you get the idea, now.

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