My son-in-law gave me his TV and the Parental Lock is on. He claims to never have set it. Any ideas on how to override it? I have the manual and it gives no solution, I am guessing to stop kids from doing an override...
If you cannot remeber the pin code you have stored,while in the PIN CODE entering mode, press RECALL button four times within 5 seconds. The pin code you have stored will be released. (Factory reset status.)
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RCA TV Parental Reset Code: First select parental control from the menu. You will be asked to enter your password. Press and hold the "volume +" and "channel +" buttons on your television (not the remote) for 8 seconds. You will see a message that the parental controls have been unlocked.
Apex TVs have parental locks that allow you to block certain
programs based on their rating. When this
feature is no longer needed and you want your TV to display all programming no
matter its rating, you must unlock your TV. Unlocking your Apex TV is done
completely from your remote control and does not require any tools. The process
takes less than 5 minutes. • Press the
"Menu" button on the remote control and use the arrow buttons to
scroll down to the "Parental Guide" option, then press the
"Enter" button. Type in the default parental code "6688" if you have not
set your own code. If you have set your own code, type it in. If you set your
own code and forgot it, override it by using "6688." Use the arrow keys to switch the parental lock to "OFF."
This allows all programs to be viewed no matter the rating. Press the
"Exit" button on the remote and start watching all your channels.
When a red key appears in
the lower left corner of your Apex television screen, the set's V-chip is
engaged, preventing you from watching restricted content. You can override
parental controls and reset your television's pass code with your remote. Parental Lock
The Apex prompts you to enter a 4-digit code when you set up
parental controls. You can block programs according to their MPAA ratings
or their content designations, such as V for violence or S for ******
Disabling the Lock
You can override parental controls on most Apex models by
simultaneously pressing the F and mute buttons on the remote control. If
you own Apex models GT2011J or GT2011S, hold the remote's display button
for ten seconds. The red key will vanish and the V-chip will unblock your
Override CodesApex's default parental lock control code is 6688, so if you haven't set
a new code, entering 6688 will remove the red key and unblock your program. If
you've set a new password and forgotten it, entering 3308 will reset the code
and unblock your program.
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.
we have parental lock on our tv.....the screen is blue with a lock in the lower left corner,we can't get it of with our 3in 1 remote....a tv. repair man said we needed the original remote....can you help with this problem
If you forgot your password for this feature, press the following
buttons on the remote, one at a time. (Note: You must be in the
password entry screen) Press, Mute, Display,Clear and Reset, this
unlocks parental controls and you can now re-enter a new password. OR TRY THIS.. Press
and hold Menu on the TV AND volume down on the remote for 3 seconds.
Nothing will appear on the screen, and the Parental Controls will
unlock, and you can re-enter a new password with the LOCK PARENTAL
I'm afraid you will need the original remote control hand unit folks.
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.
To use the override code:
Hit the MENU key to get to the menus.
Go down to the SYSTEM menu and hit the right arrow on the remote control.
Once in the SYSTEM menu, go to PARENTAL GUIDE. It will ask for your code.
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