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Hitachi 46w 500 screen says locked - Televison & Video

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  • linderlcc Aug 22, 2008

    there is no reset button just menu and input

  • linderlcc Aug 22, 2008

    I do not have a users manual

  • linderlcc Aug 22, 2008

    this does not help, if any one has this tv and this problem please respond

  • linderlcc Aug 22, 2008

    no it does not

  • linderlcc Aug 22, 2008

    can i get the number for hitachi again please?

  • linderlcc Aug 22, 2008

    called hitachi they told me to call a tech

  • linderlcc Aug 22, 2008

    this has happened before about a year ago and i found the solution on line, but i can not find it now.

  • linderlcc Aug 22, 2008

    I have called Hitachi and they said that they do not have a solution to the problem

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Try doing the following, you will need to use original remote:

1) To reset/change the SMART LOCK code, follow these steps.

Press the MENU button on the remote to display the on-screen menu.

Press the Cursor Up (also known as CH + button, above menu button) or Cursor Down (CH - below the menu button) to highlight SMART LOCK. Then press the Cursor Right (VOL + button to right of menu button) to display the SmartLock ACCESS CODE screen.

Using the numbers on the remote keypad, enter 0 7 1 1. " INCORRECT CODE" will appear on the screen. Enter the code 0 7 1 1 again.

Cursor Down to CHANGE CODE and enter 0 7 1 1 and then CONFIRM CODE and enter 0 7 1 1.

Press the STATUS / EXIT button (left of CH +) to save the new code in memory.

2) If the grandkids have locked out any channels, then you will have to perform the following steps:

Press MENU, highlight SMART LOCK, right arrow, enter 0 7 1 1, confirm by entering 0 7 1 1 again.
Cursor to BLOCKING OPTIONS, right arrow, and highlight CLEAR ALL, right arrow.

You should then see CHANNEL....ALL, LOCK....YES, ALL UNLOCKED.

3) To turn SMART LOCK off, follow these steps.

Press MENU, highlight SMART LOCK, right arrow, enter 0 7 1 1, confirm by entering 0 7 1 1 again.
Cursor to BLOCKING OPTIONS, right arrow, and highlight BLOCKING OPTIONS, right arrow,


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Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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The lock function will block out the picture and sound of the selected channel or video input.
It can also be used to keep the TV from being viewed for a scheduled time period that you set.
The code to enter the Locks feature is a four digit secret code number. The factory preset code is 0000.
Use the number buttons to select secret code.
When ENGAGE LOCK is selected, SET CHANNEL LOCK, SET INPUT LOCK, and SET FRONT PANEL LOCK can be set individually.
When SET CHANNEL LOCK is turned on, the picture and sound for the chosen channel will be blocked out.
When SET INPUT LOCK is turned on, the picture and sound for all video inputs and the picture and sound for channels 3, 4 will be
blocked out.
When FRONT PANEL LOCK is turned on, all buttons on the Front Panel will be deactivated, except the Power button.
When TV TIME LOCK is turned on (❒ TIME LOCK) you can set the BEGIN and END times (THUMB STICK ) and the TV
cannot be viewed during that time period (Set clock first). Use CURSOR  or  to highlight ONCE (TV will time out one time
only), DAILY (TV will time out every day), WEEKLY (TV will time out one time a week).

If you forget your secret code, use the factory code 7777 to erase your key number. This will reset the secret code number back to the
factory preset 0000.
Press EXIT to quit the menu.

If ANT A and ANT B are in the same signal source mode, when a channel is locked, it is locked
on both antenna inputs.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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I believe the first thing to try is holding down the zero button. Let me know if that works. If not I will assist you further. Please don't reject my solution til I solve your problem. If this helped please accept and rate my solution accordingly.
Thanks,
Lee

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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    Lee A. Aug 22, 2008

    Also have you tried unplugging the set for a couple hours yet at all? That is always one of the first things to try as well to reset your tv.
    Thanks,
    Lee


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After all this time i finally unlocked my Hetachi and i have the answe so for all who needs a solution im posting it , HOLD UR MUTE BUTTON, AND WITHOUT COMING OFF IT GO AND PUSH EACH BUTTON ONE AT A TIME, ONE OF THEM WILL OPEN IT, ALL TVS DONT WORK ON SAME BUTTON, LET ME KNOW UR RESULTS MY PEOPLE.......................MINE BEEN LOCKED OVER TWO YEARS

Hope this may help;

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VOTIT

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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    Did the solutions from all of us experts solved your problem if
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Click here to download the use's guide and go to page # 72 to find the factory password.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

  • Jaime Hernandez Aug 22, 2008

    Try the factory password from the link I've sent you.

  • Jaime Hernandez Aug 22, 2008

    Can you see my post answering your questions and giving you a solution?

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Open the unit from the back by removing the screws there you will find the power supply board.on that power supply board from inside you will find the very small black colour button just press the button and the tv will get reset and ready to use.it is very simple,but if it is not possible for you call the technician and get it done.the cost will not be more then his service charge.thanks.any thing else let me know.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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Does your tv asks for any kind of pin code when the screen is locked ......

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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Go here
forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/2/246952.html

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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    ritchie dempacco Aug 22, 2008

    try this site
    www.hitachi.com/

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Try checking the user manual if you had it handy with you hopefully there's a solution for that problem from the user manual...

Good luck..........

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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    Mark Gil Aug 22, 2008

    Better call Hitachi for this concern the number is 800-4482244..



    Good luck..........

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Aug 22, 2008

    The number is 800-4482244



    Good luck.......

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Aug 22, 2008

    I think its time now to call Hitachi and let them fix this problem for you...

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Aug 22, 2008

    Is this still under warranty?? because if even them dont have solution they should replace this for you..........

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Reset the tv by pressing the reset button.

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