How to Unlock the Channel Lock on a JVC TV

By James Clark

JVC televisions are equipped with V-chip technology, a feature that allows the user to set a code that blocks access to certain programs, depending on content. If the TV owner doesn't want children watching TV shows over a certain rating, the V-chip can be coded to prevent access to those programs unless a four-digit code is entered. Unlocking the channel lock takes only a minute. If the code is lost or forgotten, the V-chip also can be cleared and reset.

Things You'll Need

  • JVC television

Step 1

Turn on the JVC television and press the "Menu" key on the remote control.

Step 2

Use the Up and Down or Channel buttton to toggle through thre menu selections until V-chip appears.

Step 3

Stop on V-chip and press the right arrow button to display a padlock icon.

Step 4

Enter the four-digit code by pressing the numbers on the keypad. If a code has not been entered, the default code is 0000 (four zeros).

Step 5

Press the right-arrow key to unlock the channels.

Step 6

Unplug the JVC television for at least 15 minutes to reset the code to 0000 if a previously set code has been lost or forgotten.