How can I get my Magnavox television out of childs lock without the remote
Plugging it on and off and pressing the power button
Hi and thank you for using justanswer.
To answer your question;
Unfortunately you will need a remote to input the factory code although it does`nt have to be the original.
A universal remote programmed to your set will do fine.
You will have to go into the menu under "child lock" and when asked the lock code you can input the factory code "0711"
This will unlock the set and then you can add your own code if you wish.
Hope this help and feel free to ask any question before you accept this answer.
We tried a universal remote but it would only work if the TV is turned on and since we cant turn on our TV im not sure if that would work.
Are you saying the tv set doesn`t turn on?
If so then you may have a problem that doesn`t concern the "child lock" feature.
Is it completely dead or does it make any sound when you try to turn it on?
Ever since the child lock was put on we havent been able to turn it back on. It turned off just fine but it wont turn back on again, and we dont have the original remote control to turn the TV on by remote. When we push the power button nothing happens it says off and we're certain its because of the childs lock function that we cant figure out to get it out of
I have another question for you.
When you say "it says off" do you mean that the message appears on the tv screen?
Theres no message its the black screen like when the tv is turned off
o.k I was trying to understand your statement "it says off"
Is the power light blinking at the front or any other sign?
no, there is just a red light showing that its plugged in but not in use
O.k you have the standby light.
In your model when the set has the child lock activated: It will come on and show a "child lock" message on the screen.
The message may vary from one brand to the other but there is always a message on the screen that give you the option to either enter a code or key combination so you can use your tv.
So to resume , the problem with your set is internal and the set will have to be serviced.
I also found that this problem with your model can be caused by different circuits, in other words there can be more than one source for the problem you`re experiencing.
And none of them are an easy fix and require a good knowledge of tv repair procedure.
If you decide to take a look yourself , i could help you along with it.
Hope this help and feel free to ask any questions .
Have a nice day
35 years experience as audio,video repair and installation tech