V-Chip Password Reset

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SDiaz
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V-Chip Password Reset

I have a toshiba tv (TV-DVD COMBO) set, model #MD14FN1, and I forgot the parental control password.  Does anyone know how to reset the password?  I have surfed the net and found how the password is bypassed on other tv brands using master codes, but I have not found one for the tv model I have.

Please help! 

Matt Whitlock
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I've reviewed the manual for

I've reviewed the manual for your TV, and it gives no instructions on how to bypass or reset; it just says to contact your dealer. How crazy is that?

Look up Toshiba's contact info (The CE Customer Support Contact List) and give them a call. Maybe they can give you instructions over the phone. If they do, please post them here so others can benefit.

Good luck!

SDiaz
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Thanks Matt for replying my

Thanks Matt for replying my posting, but I got it!

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. This will alow you to go to the V-CHIP menu (TV MODE) and set a new password.  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 for anyone dealing with the same problem.

Larry Dillon
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Thanks for sharing this with

Thanks for sharing this with us. This will be added to techlores list of override procedures.

SDiaz
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FYI

FYI

I requested support from Toshiba Customer Service and the steps below show how to clear the parental control forgotten password.  As you can see, it is different from the solution I found by trial/error and of course Toshiba's also worksSmile

To reset the Parental Control lock on your unit, please follow these steps:

 

  1. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button to open the disc tray.
  2. Remove the disc.
  3. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button again to close the disc tray.  The message "NO DISC" will appear on the TV screen.
  4. While holding down the STOP button on the front of the unit, press the 7 button on the remote control.  The message "PASSWORD CLEAR" will now appear on the TV screen.
  5. Enter your new password.

 


Nashville Native
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SDiaz, you are the man. I

SDiaz, you are the man. I also have a Toshiba TV and read your instruction on how to reset the parental control password and bingo, it worked. So happy you took the time to post a fix. Had to hold down the volume down on the actual TV until it got all the way down to zero, then I held down again on the volume down while pushing the zero on the universal remote I had and YATZEE, it pulled up the rest password screen. I reset the password and all is well.

Thanks again,

Nashville Native

pennywisezzz
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I found this to work on my

I found this to work on my Toshiba TV/VHS combo MV19M4 after trying others suggestions that had worked on similar models but nothing worked on mine. Maybe it will work for yours. Follow these steps:

1: Unplug the TV for 1 minute then plug it back in.

2: In the menu select

pennywisezzz
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I found this to work on my

I found this to work on my Toshiba TV/VHS combo MV19M4 after trying others suggestions that had worked on similar models but nothing worked on mine. Maybe it will work for yours. Follow these steps:

1: Unplug the TV for 1 minute then plug it back in.

2: In the menu select "TV Set Up".

3: Move the blinking block to beside "V-CHIP Set" BUT DO NOT SELECT IT.

4: Hold in the number 1 button on the remote.

5: Hold in the volume down button on the TV.

Your TV will turn off. Give it a few seconds to reset itself and then turn it back on and you will have to completely reprogram your settings. When you go to the V-CHIP settings it will ask for your new code.

- Jenny

cherryboo
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i was messing around with the

i was messing around with the volume down suggestion for my Toshiba MV20FL3 and what worked was:

Hold the down volume on the set and press the number 1.
It shut off and then I went to v-chip settings and it was asking for a new password. From there i just reset the controls.

thanks sdiaz!

cherryboo
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this is the official email

this is the official email from Toshiba i received this morning. I hope it works for other brands too:

Thanks for writing!

"I apologize for the inconvenience. To reset the V-Chip on your unit, please follow these instructions:

Disconnect the AC power for at least one minute to reset the clock.
Adjust the volume to the minimum using the Volume down button on the front of the unit.
Press and hold the Volume down button on the front of the unit and the 0 button on the remote control at the same time, holding them down for at least 10 seconds.
The user menu will appear with the V-Chip cursor blinking.
Press the ENTER key on the remote control and the NEW PASSWORD menu will appear.
Enter your new password.
For further assistance, I recommend contacting our Customer Solutions Department at 1-800-319-6684. They are available Mon-Fri, 8AM to 7PM Central time."

Thankyou
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Hey Cherryboo,

Hey Cherryboo,
Thanks for your explaination.....this worked!...we were trying to reset the V-chip for like an hour...u helped SO MUCH!

thanks again!

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Thank you so much CherryBOO!

Thank you so much CherryBOO! it worked...we were trying for an hour to reset the v-chip...it worked with your explaination..

thanks again

cherryboo
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You're welcome! One tech

You're welcome! One tech-pain-in-the-neck solved. :)

rellis
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I'm having the same problem

I'm having the same problem with my RCA T.V. For whatever reason, I accidentlly put a blocker on AMC, TBS, and History Channel. This was completely by accident due to bad navigating of my T.V. menu. I was actually try to simply do

rellis
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I have an RCA T.V. and I

I have an RCA T.V. and I mistakenly locked myself out of some channels due to the Parental Controls. I have never set up a 4-digit password, and it is requiring me to enter the password. How can I get unlocked?

Larry Dillon
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look at the article for

look at the article for locked TV set there are several RCA TV codes

rellis
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My question still is not

My question still is not answered. I went into your “articles” and found nothing pertaining to my problem. Can you please assist further with determining how to unlock my V Chip Parental Settings?

Thanks.

Larry Dillon
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if you did a search on the

if you did a search on the home page you would have found it!I did the legwork for you.
Larry Dillon
http://www.techlore.com/article/17973/Are-You-locked-Out-/?highlight=loc...
Good Luck

SDiaz
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ach850 what tv model number

ach850 what tv model number do you have?

SDiaz
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ach850 I did a quick search

ach850 I did a quick search online for RCA parental control unlocking and found this link.

http://tv.rca.com/RCATV/Assets/pdfs/27F520T_1641312E_IB_e-06.pdf

I hope this can help you out.

If you can provide your RCA model number I would be able to help you.

rellis
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SDiaz said: ach850 I did a

SDiaz said: ach850 I did a quick search online for RCA parental control unlocking and found this link. http://tv.rca.com/RCATV/Assets/pdfs/27F520T_1641312E_IB_e-06.pdf I hope this can help you out. If you can provide your RCA model number I would be able to help you.

Hi! Thanks for the reply. My model number is F19421. Would appreciate any help you can suggest. Thanks again!

Larry Dillon
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do you guys not follow

do you guys not follow directions or know how to read I left this link several days ago and it has already unlocked several sets it has several unlocking modes for RCA/GE sets!!!try them first please
Larry Dillon
http://www.techlore.com/article/17973/Are-You-locked-Out-/?highlight=loc...

SDiaz
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Sorry Larry! I was in a

Sorry Larry! I was in a hurry and over looked the link you provided.

http://www.techlore.com/article/17973/Are-You-locked-Out-/?highlight=loc...

Larry Dillon
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OK not a problem but one of

OK not a problem but one of those should work as everyone has been field tested and have worked and if it does not that RCA must be made by a Japanese company called a badge set
Larry Dillon

BigD90
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Plese tell me how to reset

Plese tell me how to reset password on v-chip for philips tv 25ps40s using promgramable remote control. thank you!

Larry Dillon
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Sorry but you will need the

Sorry but you will need the original remote hand controller
Larry D.

BigD90
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Larry D. can you explain how

Larry D. can you explain how using an oringal remote. thank you.

Larry Dillon
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what is the make of this set?

what is the make of this set??
Larry D.

BigD90
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philips tv 25ps40s. reset

philips tv 25ps40s. reset password using philips remote.

prettyboy429
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i need to unlock v-chip

i need to unlock v-chip password on rca tv model f19421 but dont have a remote any solutions?

Oak
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HELP ME! PLEASE? I have a

HELP ME! PLEASE? I have a Superscan tv and my kid was playing with the remote and set up the v chip and now i can't watch anything that is rated above pg the serial number is (A406823426)

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