How to Reset the V-Chip on an Emerson TV

By Art Corvelay

According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), all television sets larger than 13 inches must be equipped with a piece of technology called a V-Chip. This chip allows a user to block or grant access to programming based on the FCC's rating system. For example, if you have children under the age of 14, you can use the V-Chip to block all programs rated TV-14 or higher. Emerson calls this technology "Child Lock," and it can be reset as long as you know your child lock password.

Step 1

Turn on the television by pressing the "Power" button located in the top right corner of your Emerson remote control.

Step 2

Press the "Menu" button on the left side of the remote.

Step 3

Scroll to "Features" using the Up and Down arrows on your remote. Press "OK."

Step 4

Select "Child Lock," and press "OK."

Step 5

Enter your 4-digit pass code using the number keypad on the remote control.

Step 6

Select the "Clear Ratings Lock" option, and then press "OK" on the remote once more. The V-Chip is now reset.