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I bought a used nintendo 3ds, how can i reset the system

The parental controls are set and it wont go on the internet because of parental controls

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: Reset Parental Control

Press and hold both VOL- on the TV and 0 on the
remote control simulaneously for a few seconds
until the LOCK menu appears on the screen and
then the password should be cleared.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Parental control

Here is the procedure to reset the parental lock code:

  1. From the XBOX dashboard screen, go to settings and then parental control.

  2. When prompted for the password, perform the following sequence using the XBOX controller: X, Y, Left Trigger, X.

  3. Enter in a new password, or disable parental control entirely.

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

SOURCE: Reset Parental Control

Good day.
Try to press power up button, channel up and volume minus at the same time. This should resolve your problem.


Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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This is the only way to turn "off" parental control lock on the custom setup screen.

1) turn off ps2 with no dvd in drive.
2) turn on ps2 and insert dvd in drive.
3) when it asks about parental password, choose 'yes'.
4) when prompted for password, press 'select'.
5) the prompt will change and say 'delete password'. enter '7444'.
6) enter a new password (0000 works).
7) registration complete, dvd will start playing.
8) once the movie starts, press 'select'.
9) click the 'stop' icon.
10) click the 'stop' icon again (the icon must be gray even when you have it highlighted).
11) navigate to 'custom setup' ('select', setup icon, custom setup icon)
12) move to parental control option, press right directional button, enter password (0000).
13) move down to 'level'.
14) move up to desired level (off is at the top).
15) click 'x'.
16) go back to 'select' menu options, and press 'play'.
17) while movie is playing, eject disk and remove dvd.
18) turn ps2 off using switch on the back, keep off for five seconds.
19) turn on ps2, put dvd back in.
20) happy dance. ;)

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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SOURCE: how can i reset my nintendo dsi password if it

On the pin screen, select I forgot.
On the secret question screen, select I forgot.
Check Inquiry Number – Call Nintendo Customer Service at 1-800-255-3700 and provide the inquiry number shown here, and the date that is set on your Nintendo DSi. You will then be issued a master key. Tap OK.
Enter the master key and tap OK.

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I forgot pin for 3ds . how can I change my pin

If you forget your PIN, it's possible to reset it by following these steps:
  1. Open the System Settings software from the HOME Menu.
  2. Select Parental Controls and tap "Forgot PIN".
  3. You will be prompted to enter the answer to your secret question. Once entered, you will gain access to the Parental Controls front page. You can reset your PIN here by tapping "Change PIN" and following the on-screen instructions.
If you have also forgotten the answer to your secret question, you can have a master key sent to your registered email address by following these steps:
  1. Open the System Settings software from the HOME Menu.
  2. Select Parental Controls and tap "Forgot PIN".
  3. When prompted to enter the answer to your secret question, tap "I Forgot". If the partial email address displayed on screen is correct, tap "OK". The system will connect to the internet and display further information. Shortly an email containing a master key will be sent to your registered email address. The master key is valid for 48 hours.

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How to reset a nintendo 3Ds

You can also remove the Parental Lock Code online on the Nintendo Website you just have to pay $0.50 and need the Serial Number which is in the bottom of the 3DS and the Confirmation Number and you will get an email with the Master Key took me some time to figure it out and it was easy. Option 7 thats in the bottom.

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I have a used Nintendo 3ds an I need help with the parental controls

From the HOME Menu, go to System Settings - Other Settings -Page 4 - Format System Memory.

You can also contact Nintendo via the regarding the matter

Jul 08, 2014 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Wht if i cant call to get the parental controlls removing

You can call Nintendo at 1-800-255-3700 for help. He,or She will give you a master key to clear the parental controls, and reset you password.
Note. A master key is a 5 digit code Nintendo assigns your system. This code can only be used for 24 Hrs. Hope this helps.

May 03, 2014 | Nintendo 3ds Handheld Game Console- Cosmo...

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Master key wont work

Find the Nintendo phone number ad give them a ring then on you DS DSi 3DS DSi exel or 3DS exel go to parental controls and say i forgot twice and the person on the phone will give you a master key the hacks dont work unless you have a wii

Mar 30, 2014 | Nintendo DSi Blue Console

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Reset parental password

  1. Select the System Settings icon from the HOME Menu, and tap "Open."
  2. Tap "Parental Controls."
  3. Tap "Change."
  4. Input the PIN that was created during the initial set-up and tap "OK."
  5. Tap "Clear Settings."
  6. Tap "Delete."

Dec 01, 2013 | Nintendo 3ds Handheld Game Console- Cosmo...

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I need to reset the parental control on my 3ds and I forgot the pin and security question answer

You will have to format your memory which means you will be restored back to factory settings (like when you purchased it). So ensure you backup any settings you want to restore after format if you have any. From the HOME Menu, go to System Settings > Other Settings > Page 4 > Format System Memory.

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Do not have a nintendoDSI operations manual to reset parental controls

How to Remove Parental Controls:
Use the information below to remove any Parental Controls that have been put in place.
  1. On the Nintendo DSi Menu, use the stylus to select the Settings ("wrench") icon.
  2. Select the right arrow twice to reach the third page, then select "Parental Controls."
  3. Select "Yes," to change the parental controls.
  4. You will be prompted for your 4-digit PIN.
    • If you know the PIN, select the empty text box and enter the PIN using the on-screen keyboard, then select "OK" to continue.
    • If you don't know the PIN, select "I forgot," then select the empty text box for the answer to the secret question and enter it using the on-screen keyboard. Select "OK" to continue.
    • If you do not know the answer to your Secret Question, tap "I Forgot."

    • The screen below will appear. Look at the top of the upper screen to see the date your system is set to, and make sure it is today's correct date.
      • If the date is incorrect, it will need to be changed in order for us to assist you (how to).

    • Type your eight-digit Inquiry Number in the box below and click "Continue."
      Note: You must contact us on the same day that you get your Inquiry Number from the Nintendo 3DS

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I have a 3ds I bought used its in spanish I speak english but it wants a pin to reset it is there something I can do to reset it

Since you won't be able to utilize the secret questions settings (I am assuming this PIN and secret questions were created by the previous owner), this is what you will need to do:
Type in any code so that it prompts you that the PIN is incorrect. Now click on the secret questions option and enter anything. Now click the "iforgot" option. You will be provided with an "Inquiry Number" that you must enter at Nintendo's Customer Service site. (

When your Inquiry Number is entered correctly on the website, you wil be given the option to join a live chat with Customer Service, or you can call Nintendo's Technical Support at 1-800-255-3700. You will need your Inquiry Number and the representative will give you a master code to over ride the existing PIN on your 3DS.
*****Be sure that before you retrieve your inquiry number that you ensure the date and time is correct on your DS. For some reason this can result in an issue if this precaution is not taken.

Feb 24, 2012 | Nintendo Video Game Consoles & Games

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