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Kurt Baker

Vizio TV parental control password

by Kurt Baker Last activity date:
October 11th, 2012

Somebody recently put a parental password in and blocked some channels on a TV in a public area. According to the owner's manual documentation - once this is set - a power down or resetting the channels will not erase the parental control settings. Intially, the code is set to 0000 - but once set - it remains active. Being that there are 10000 possible codes, is there a backdoor code, or another way to reset the parental control password.


Thanks

Kurt

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LCD TVs , Televisions
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Manage My Life
Dusty, thank you for the universal unlock codes!!!! Very helpful.
by Manage My Life
October 11th, 2012
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Happen to have this problem with my HDTV. After calling VIzio, they tell me that I have to get a new Main Board. What can you expect, its money everyone wants, even though they say their main difference from other HDTV companies is customer satisfaction. What bs. I had to cut out my cable cause I couldn't afford it anymore and when I installed an HDTV antenna, when I realized I had this problem. Good thing I searched the info Highway. Thanks for the code that probably saved me the lack of a few channels. I hope others will search for a solution before they take up the wusa from VIZIO. Later
by Manage My Life
April 29th, 2012
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Victor Duarte
Nice post.
by Victor Duarte
November 22nd, 2010
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Manage My Life
I am glad I was able to assist you. Have a great week. I also wanted to let you know you might get a survey in the next few days. You can always look at you question any time and rate it!
by Manage My Life
November 22nd, 2010
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Kurt Baker
Thanks - tried the codes above over the weekend - second one let me in. Kurt
by Kurt Baker
November 22nd, 2010
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Manage My Life
Vizio has a few different parental universal unlock codes depending on the model number. The 5 most used that I know are:

2489, 5351, 8202, 8205, 8206

Hope these help get your TV unlocked.
by Manage My Life
November 18th, 2010
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Kurt Baker
I found this link as well - but I don't believe using 0000 will allow you to reset the code. I will try it again, but I believe using the 0000 code did not allow you into the menu. I believe the 0000 is the factory setting that can be used initially to set up the That way seems a bit too easy to override the parental control
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by Kurt Baker
November 15th, 2010
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Manage My Life
Some TV features are difficult to understand. I researched your question and found a good link that may help you reset the password on your television set. I attached the link below. I hope this helps!
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November 15th, 2010
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