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How to Unlock the V-Chip Parental Control on a Toshiba TV

Updated February 21, 2017

Many Toshiba TVs come with a V-chip parental control setting. This gives you the ability to block certain programs, DVDs and channels based upon ratings, such as "TV-MA" and "R." Unlocking the V-chip parental control on a Toshiba TV is necessary if you forgot the password and you wish to change or reset the V-chip settings.

Press the "Menu" button on the Toshiba remote. A menu window appears on the TV screen.

Highlight the "Set Up" option in the window by pressing the "Left" or "Right" arrow key on the remote. Press the "Up" or "Down" key on the remote to highlight "V-CHIP CONTROL" in the menu.

Press either the "Left" or "Right" arrow key again. The V-chip Pin Code screen appears.

Press "RECALL" on the remote four times as quickly as possible. Do so within five seconds to activate the "Blocking is Reset" screen. Then, a Control Code screen appears.

Enter a new V-chip parental control code if you choose to do so. The V-chip Control Menu screen appears. Change the parental control settings as you wish, then press "EXIT" to close all open windows.

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