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Original xbox parental controls

When we use the controller to access settings there is no parental control feature. We just got this xbox from a friend and there is no remote with it. Do we need the remote in order to find the parental settings?

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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    for my xbox

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You need to have the DVD dongle that plugs into the front of the Xbox in order to play DVD's. If you do have that, any universal remote should work on it, I use a GE AllinOne universal with mine, I think the program code is 000 or 0000.

Or, if its the lock thats getting you down...

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.
Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

  • Denis Calarco Jan 12, 2009

    On a side note...if the Xbox is "modded" and there is another dashboard on it besides the original Micro$oft dash, then there are really no parental settings to change, you just select "Yes" when it asks you if you want to play the dvd. Its a pain, but thats just how they are programmed.

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