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My Vizio has a "program Locked" message on it. We have neer set a parental control password nor anyt other blocks. Can it be reset?

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I'm really guessing here - -but while you're in the parental controls screen I believe you can use 0-0-0-0 as a backdoor key. It's different for every manufacturer, Philips uses 0-7-1-1 example. But the users's manual for that TV says that the "default" is 0-0-0-0.. Don't really understand their use of that terminology so it's merely a guess... But here's something I am really sure of;;; The owner's manual can be downloaded for free at the Vizio web site: http://www.vizio.com/support/downloads/ and their support line is: 1-888-849-4623 or you can email tech support at: techsupport@vizio.com Hope this helps. Good Luck Bill

Posted on Jun 06, 2007

SOURCE: Reset Parental Control

Press and hold both VOL- on the TV and 0 on the
remote control simulaneously for a few seconds
until the LOCK menu appears on the screen and
then the password should be cleared.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Default codes for parental control

I found in an online manual for the Polaroid 2632, code is 8202 and it works I just unlocked my own tv with it

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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Great, 8205 worked.

Posted on May 05, 2010

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SOURCE: ok so i have a

If its really important you know who has the password.

Posted on Jul 31, 2011

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553SV Vizio TVand forgot the passcode. Anyway to retrieve it ? Or reset to factory settings


System Info
Display the technical information including model name, version and
revision of firmware, source type, and resolution.
Reset TV Settings
Return all Picture and Audio settings to factory default. A screen will come
up to confirm your selection or to cancel it. Press Left or Right Navigation
buttons to make the selection, and then press OK to accept it.
Note: This does NOT reset the Parental Control Password.
Clear Memory (Factory Default)
Use this function to reset the TV to the default factory settings. The screen
will display a message to confirm that you want to reset the values to
factory settings. Press ? or ? to make the selection, and then press OK to
accept it.
Note: This does NOT reset the Parental Control Password.
Guided Setup
Use this function to return to the Initial Setup menu. Use this function if you
want to have a guided setup when you move your TV. Refer to Chapter 3 for more information.
Note: Previously scanned channels will be removed.

Aug 16, 2011 | Vizio P2 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television

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Resetting parental controls


there seems that only 4 digits are the max but I could be mistaken, as far as reseting the password there is nothing listed on the Vizio website in the manuals ect for reseting the parental controls, probably due to security for the owner.

But there is a solution
if you call 877 MY V I Z I O
with you model number of your unit and make them aware of the parental lock issue there might be a way for them to explain the resting everything back to factory settings.

Aug 11, 2008 | Televison & Video

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How do i get the parental lock off my set


Hello
To reset the parentian lock password in Vizio TVs do the following
* Get into it MENU and come towards Parential Controls window.

* When the MENU button is pressed, the On Screen Display (OSD) appears on the Image Settings page.
* Press the [Channel Down] button to change to the Parental Controls page.
* Press the OK button and the first of the 4 Password boxes will be highlighted.
* Press the [CHANNEL UP-> CHANNEL DOWN-> VOLUME UP-> VOLUME DOWN] buttons in this exact sequence. Press the OK button
* The password has now been reset to "0000" and the following message will appear.
You can reset it after. The above said buttons will be on the center of the remote control within a circle. OK.

Jul 11, 2011 | Vizio 42 in. LCD TV

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My son blocked everyone out of the tv with parental control. He can't remember the password he used and I can't get the reset to do anything. How can I fix this?


If you have reset the TV back to factory settings, you can use the factory unlock code, which is 0000.

To Reset the TV:
  1. Press the MENU button on the remote control to display the Main menu, and select SETUP.
  2. Highlight Reset Default, and press the OK button.
To Remove the Parental Control Block:
  1. Press the MENU button on the remote control to display the Main menu, and select SETUP.
  2. Highlight Parental, and press the OK button.
  3. To use the Parental function, must enter a four-digit password. The factory password is 0000.
  4. Select Program Block, and press OK to display the Program Block menu.
  5. You can remove the parental control in this section.

May 25, 2011 | Polaroid TLA-01911C TV

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Have a vizio tv and an input locked messages appeared and turned the tv off . Now when you turn the tv on the tv shuts off. How can we fix this? We unplugged the tv and pressed the side . We plugged the...


1- Power off TV
2- Unplug TV from outlet
3- Press and hold in the power button on the side of the TV for 30 seconds (while it is unplugged from the wall)
4- Release the power button
5- Plug in the TV
6- Power the TV back on

Apr 27, 2011 | Vizio M370VT 37 in. LCD TV

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I cant reset parental controls


Activated by a PIN number, you can set Parental Controls on your TV and/or cable set-top box to control the programs that can be viewed on your TV. There are three ways to block programs:

  • By Channel
  • By Rating
  • By Time Period (Not available in all areas.)
The V-Chip understands television program ratings and blocks programs based upon the rating level selected. All TV sets that are 13 inches or larger are required to incorporate the V-Chip technology. Parents set rating levels so that certain TV shows need a password to be viewed. For more information on the V-Chip and program ratings visit the FCC V-Chip site.
Several cable and satellite companies offer parental control options. They allow specific channels to be blocked so that they cannot be viewed.These companies also offer the ability to block shows based on language, violence, nudity, and rating levels. This offers more flexibility than the V-Chip.

Hope it helps ;-)

Jan 25, 2011 | Syntax LT20HVK 20 in. HD-Ready LCD...

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Magnavox child lock help


hello The parental control menu enables
you to limit access to programs that
may contain objectionable material
or are not suitable for viewing by
children. The default access code is
0711
may contain objectionable material
or are not suitable for viewing by
children. The default access code is
0711.
The following table provides details
about the menu items:
Component Function Range / Options
Lock Enable
Enables the parental control lock. When
enabled, channels with objectionable viewing
content are blocked and can only be
accessed with a password. You can block
channels according to the movie or TV ratings
of the channel’s programs.
Off, On
Movie Rating Helps you block programs based on their
movie ratings. See “Movie Rating” on
page 25 for more details.

TV Rating Helps you block programs based on their TV
ratings. See “TV Rating” on page 26.

Change Code Changes the password for the parental control
lock.
Press the number keys to
change the password.
Reset Resets all channels and programs to their
default factory settings.


regards
shaun
Parental Control Menu
Lock Enable
Change Code
Reset
Back
Main Menu
Picture
Sound
Size
PIP/PBP
Parental Control
Channel Setup
Setup
Exit
Press Right to Enter
Press Right to Enter
Press Right to Enter
Press New Code
Off On
TV Rating
Movie

Mar 13, 2010 | Philips Magnavox 50ML8105D 50" HDTV DLP TV

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My son changed the preset password on my vw37L tv i need to reset it plz help me


Well i just want to start off linking you the link to your tvs manual in case you have lost it

vizio VW37L HDTV20A User Manual

YOUR TVS MANUAL

vizio contact info if im unable to assist.
For assistance, please call (949) 428-2525 or email
us at techsupport@vizio.com.

IF its not the parental password option this will work


Under the Menu
Reset All Settings
Press Down the button to highlight the Reset All Settings selection.
Press Arrow poiting right button to reset the TV to the default factory settings.
Press either the MENU button to return to the previous menu display or the LAST key to return to your
program if task has been completed.
Note: This does NOT reset the Parental Control Password.

Their is no instructions on how to reset this.

Oct 11, 2009 | Vizio VW37L 37 in. LCD HDTV

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Password


If I knew the model number I could tell you where to find your manual. I'll give you a link to the website that can help find your manual at the end. If you haven't already tried here is another method that may work.
US V-Chip TV Rating Limit
The V-Chip TV Rating Limit lets you decide which TV programs can and cannot
be viewed.
To set TV programming limits:
1. Choose Parental Control from the MAIN MENU. If Parental Controls have
previously been locked, you must enter your password.
2. Highlight and select US V-Chip. Then select V-Chip TV Rating.
3. Once you get to the V-Chip TV rating limit screen, use the arrow buttons
and OK on your remote to change the status of a TV program rating or
content theme from View to Block.
4. For TV rating limits to take effect, lock Parental Controls by accessing the
Lock parental controls menu.
The following sections give you more details about how to change the status of
TV program limits.
Note: If you forget your password, follow step one above to get to the
password entry screen. Then press the VOL+ and CH+ buttons on the TV's
front panel at the same time for at least 8 seconds. You will receive an
on-screen message that Parental Controls have been unlocked once y
Or try this link to help find your particular model number and download your manual. http://support.rca.com/index.html

Jan 03, 2008 | RCA TruFlat 27F520T 27" TV

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Parental Control Lock


I'm really guessing here - -but while you're in the parental controls screen I believe you can use 0-0-0-0 as a backdoor key. It's different for every manufacturer, Philips uses 0-7-1-1 example. But the users's manual for that TV says that the "default" is 0-0-0-0.. Don't really understand their use of that terminology so it's merely a guess... But here's something I am really sure of;;; The owner's manual can be downloaded for free at the Vizio web site: http://www.vizio.com/support/downloads/ and their support line is: 1-888-849-4623 or you can email tech support at: techsupport@vizio.com Hope this helps. Good Luck Bill

Jun 05, 2007 | Vizio P2 42 in. HD-Ready Plasma Television

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