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How to reset Toshiba MD14FN1 V-CHIP password

I forgot the parental control password for my Toshiba television. I have surf the net trying to find how to reset the v-chip, but no luck so far. Please help. Thanks

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  • SDiaz Aug 25, 2007

    I GOT IT! I found a past posting here in TECHLORE.COM dated 9/3/2005. The TV was a Toshiba model #MD13P1 and the V-CHIP was bypassed holding down the VOLUME DOWN on the TV set and the ZERO key on the REMOTE control. Also, I found in the internet a Toshiba Service Instruction specifications sheet with the same process for different models #?s. It seems that this process of bypassing a forgotten V-CHIP password key is the same for quite a few Toshiba?s models. On TV model #MD14FN1, the one I have, you can set two passwords, one to set the V-CHIP password in TV MODE, and the second one to set the Parental Control password in DVD mode. To bypass/override the V-CHIP password see the see explanation above, and to clear the forgotten parental control password (DVD mode) you need to hold down the VOLUME DOWN on the TV set and the FOUR key on the REMOTE until the message ?Initialize5 Complete? appears on the TV screen. After that, you can set the new parental password. I found the parental control process by trail/error I hope that this is clear enough.

  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2008

    I just want to say thank you for the solution, once I realized I had to use the volume on the set rather than the remote, it worked beautifully!



    Edgar

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    Life Saver!! Thank you!

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SOURCE: I forgot password for V-Chip / reset V-Chip

my brother greeting from belize lift the eeprom from out of the set and and resolder it back, it will have reset it self good luck.

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