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How to Unlock the Channel Lock on a JVC TV

Updated February 21, 2017

JVC televisions are equipped with V-chip technology, a feature that allows the user to set a code that blocks access to certain programs, depending on content. If the TV owner doesn't want children watching TV shows over a certain rating, the V-chip can be coded to prevent access to those programs unless a four-digit code is entered. Unlocking the channel lock takes only a minute. If the code is lost or forgotten, the V-chip also can be cleared and reset.

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  1. Turn on the JVC television and press the "Menu" key on the remote control.

  2. Use the Up and Down or Channel button to toggle through thre menu selections until V-chip appears.

  3. Stop on V-chip and press the right arrow button to display a padlock icon.

  4. Enter the four-digit code by pressing the numbers on the keypad. If a code has not been entered, the default code is 0000 (four zeros).

  5. Press the right-arrow key to unlock the channels.

  6. Unplug the JVC television for at least 15 minutes to reset the code to 0000 if a previously set code has been lost or forgotten.

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Things You'll Need

  • JVC television

About the Author

James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.

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