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Reset locked out channels on Toshiba TV

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Mendel Leisk, Apr 18, 2007.

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  1. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Guest

    My brother-in-law has just acquired a used compact Toshiba TV, not
    sure of the model. It currently skips channels 3 and 4 when scrolling
    up or down. There is a channel lock function, and when we try to enter
    it it asks for a 4 digit password, which we've not been able to
    bypass. We've tried uplugging the thing overnight.

    The only way currently that we can get to either locked out channel is
    through a complex series of steps in the menu where you set which
    channels to skip. But setting these 2 channels to *not* be skipped
    does not work, once you've exitted the menu.

    Also, I'm kind of wondering, both channel 3 and 4 are often used by
    cable companies with their set top controller boxes.

    Anyway, any tips on how to crack/reset the code, or to regain access
    to these channels would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Try code 1048.

    If that doesn't work read the manual carefully. My Toshiba implies a 24
    hour reset. I would assume the set would have to be plugged in and
    turned off for 24 hours but that makes little sense but woouldn't hurt
    to try since the clock would have to be running to time 24 hours.

    Joe Leikhim K4SAT
    "The RFI-EMI-GUY"©

    "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

    "Follow The Money" ;-P
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