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Hi , I`m JackPerhaps I can help you with this problem , let me know when you`re ready ?
This would be a 4 digit pin and if you never entered one the default pin is 0000
Give it a try
Is it asking for a 4 digit pin ?
Is it your tv or the network setup asking for that ?
When does the tv ask for a pin ??
O.k then it is the parental lock and if that 0000 pin did not do it then someone did set a pin .
Here is how to return that pin to the default 0000
With the tv off , press the remote control buttons in the following sequence .
This resets the PIN to “0-0-0-0” : MUTE → 8 →2 → 4 → POWER (on)
Sorry , this got mixed , here it is ,
Press MUTE → 8 →2 → 4 → POWER (on)
Now when it ask for a pin ,enter 0000
Try this as well ;
Open the menu and go to → Broadcasting → Program Rating Lock → press enter and turn off the parental lock
Use that 0000 when you go in the menu to turn it off , it will ask it
No problem , take your time but perhaps start by resetting the pin to 0000
Then your tv is defective .
The procedure I gave you are direct from Samsung and for this model , I didn`t just pickup anything at random .
Your TV's main board , namely its software is corrupted
There is a firmware upgrade available for this tv that perhaps would clear that by re-installing its operating system like a PC if you will
Doesn`t have to be , you can use a USB key
Look on this page where it says download ;
click on the download .zip and your firmware + installation guide is in that zip file
Click the link below and once it is opened go to page 122 , it tells you how to upgrade the firmware ;
By the way , you can also look on page 85 of that manual and you will see what I was saying about resetting the pin to 0000
That's pretty much it , if none of that does it then its the main board .
If you`re up to that let me know and I will find it for you but otherwise an external tuner may be much cheaper and much easier to install
Here`s a tuner that will connect to your antenna and also records and comes with its own remote
No PIN !!!
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Now you`re talking about something else , tuning in the channels and the passwords are 2 completely different things
Not privy to the money part myself but just don`t accept any offer and stay on this post if you have questions and no more money , that's correct
Look in the manual I gave you from page 2 and on for the tuning procedure and auto program
The rating won`t close this post either , you can come back here any time you want if you have questions and its the same price