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My in laws just gave us their two year old sharp aquuos 42

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My in laws just gave us their two year old sharp aquuos 42 inch tv and we cannot program the channels because we don't have the secret code it pin
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Sharp is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: Lc-42d43u
JA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?
Customer: We can use the DVD player through the HDMI but cannot program channels
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: It's been this way since we set it up in it new house and nothing has popped up it just asked for a pin to continue with what you ask it to-do Menu is functional
JA: Anything else you want the TV expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: Using antenna no SAT or cable
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Jack replied 10 months ago.

Hi , I`m Jack and I will be helping you today
Please note that I am an independent tech. that depends on your positive rating to get paid by this website and I have no control over the phone (or other) offers , they are sent by the website ,not by me but let me know if you`d rather do this on the phone.
That being said , a few questions coming up and by the way , pearl that greeted you is a computer so never mind the odd questions and suggestions.;
Please let me know when you are ready to proceed .

Expert:  Jack replied 10 months ago.

Was a code /pin ever set on this tv ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
but we tried the ones they suggested and it didn't work
Expert:  Jack replied 10 months ago.

O.k then this will be a bit tricky but usually can be done , i will need a few minutes please

Expert:  Jack replied 10 months ago.

Thanks for waiting

While it is asking for the password ***** to the tv then press and hold CHANNEL UP and VOLUME UP at the same time until a message " THE SECRET NUMBER IS ***** " this will give you that forgotten number

Expert:  Jack replied 10 months ago.

You can then go into the parental lockk menu and turn that off

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Expert:  Jack replied 10 months ago.

Any questions on this ?
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