How to Remove a V-Chip From a TV

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V-Chip technology, fitted to many modern television sets, protects children and minors from unsuitable channels and shows. A four-digit password usually protects the V-Chip configuration from children old enough to work the controls of the TV. Parental controls often break down restrictions by content and channel, letting you lock out all shows above a particular rating. Removing the V-Chip protection involves accessing the menu of the TV, entering the password and making the necessary changes.

  • Press the "Menu" button on the remote of your TV or on the front panel, if possible. A menu containing a list of setup options appears on the TV screen.

  • Tap the arrow buttons on the remote control until the cursor highlights "V-Chip" or "Parental." The exact name of the menu varies depending on the exact model of your TV.

  • Enter your TV's existing four-digit password using the numbered buttons on your remote. Select "OK" or "Enter" if necessary. The V-Chip settings appear on the screen.

  • Select "V-Chip" protection then choose "Off," if possible. Alternatively, go through each parental control listed as "On" and select "Off." Press "Menu" when you are finished. The V-Chip protection turns off.

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