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Changing parental control

I am unable to change the parental control setting on my kids ps2. It will either play about 5 min of a DVD then shuts down or it wont play at all. How do I access the menu to change the code?

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Re: changing parental control

Start the PS2 up and load the DVD. When it shows the Parental screen select YES. When the Password box pops up. Press the Select button on the controller. Type in 7444. Then your password is reset. It will ask you to enter another password. Do that twice. Allow the movie to start. When it gets going pause the movie, Press the Select button on your controller again. The DVD menu pops up. highlight SETUP. When that setup screen appears go to the 3rd icon from the left. Press X. Then highlight Parental Code. Set the parental lockout level to OFF.

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I have followed all directions to turn off parental controls on my ps2 but it will not let me. what should i do?

Follow these steps:
  1. Turn on the PlayStation 2 and remove any disk that may already be in the device. Then insert a DVD, preferably one that will prompt you for the parental control code. Insert the code and allow the DVD to begin playing.
  2. Press the "Select" button once the movie has started. This will bring up a menu. Find the "Settings" icon, and press "X" to enter the "Settings Menu." Scroll down and select the "Parental Controls Menu" and press "X."
  3. Reset the "DVD Parental Control Level" to "Off," which will allow any DVD to play without prompting the user for the passcode. You may also choose to set it to level 8, which is the least stringent level.
  4. Do not exit the menu after inputting the new settings. Instead, eject the DVD and remove it. This should cause the PlayStation to reset with the new settings enabled. If it does not automatically reset, then manually reset it by either flipping the switch in the back, or by holding the reset button in the front down. Leave the device off for a few seconds.
  5. Turn the PlayStation back on and input a DVD that previously required the passcode. The PlayStation should now play the DVD without prompting you for the passcode. If it does, then you're finished. If it still prompts you for the passcode, then start again at step one and try it again.

Feb 27, 2011 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Have a playstation 2 is set on level 8 parental and i have been unable to reset parental controls to watch movies

Just go into your settings and select parental controls. You will have to insert the password and then you should be able to change the setting no problem.

Dec 18, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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I for got my ps2 parental code for dvd play

I got you on the password reset -

Bring up the screen where the PS2 asks you for the code. Press SELECT then enter code "7444" (w/o "")

The lower the value of the parental control setting the stricter it will be. Decide where u want it to b or set it to off to disable it all together.

once you have fine tuned it to where you want it to be make sure the game/dvd tray is EMPTY (THIS IS A MUST!) otherwise it will NOT save your settings. Then Press the RESET button on your ps2.

Just a personal Note - * if you think your kid has disabled it using this method, check to see if your password still works. if it does you know your good to go *

I do hope this helps ^_^

pls rate high if this helped you.

Sep 17, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Parental lock on cannot open it

Actually its, 'select' then '7444', and all that does is reset the password.
Press the SELECT button and enter the 4-digit number "7444" whenever the Parental Control display asks you for your password. The old password is deleted.
You will then be prompted to enter a new password, enter whatever number you want, something like 0000, or a number that is easy to remember. If you wish to turn it off, just set it to off and forget about passwords.
- When you play DVDs which do not have the Parental Control function, playback cannot be limited on this player.
- If you do not set a password, you cannot change the settings for playback limitation.
- Depending on the DVD, you may be asked to change the parental control level while playing the disc. In this case, enter your password, the change the level. When you stop playing the DVD, the playback limitation level returns to the original setting.

After changing DVD settings:
To save your changes, be sure to eject the DVD before pressing the RESET button or turning off the unit with the MAIN POWER switch. Please note that changes will not be saved if you reset or turn off the console without first ejecting the DVD.
Sony Playstation 2 manual, pg. 19

Aug 06, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Need to change the parental control password

press select on your controller and then enter password 7444 this will delete current password and allow you to set a new one...

Nov 22, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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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. ;)

Dec 25, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Start a DVD, then stop playback. Clear "resume play" (press stop twice), goto the Control Panel, the select SETUP, then ADVANCED SETUP. Select PARENTAL CONTROL, then press Select. Enter the number 7444.the old password is clear, now you can set a new one and change the rating.

Dec 23, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Parental codes

Put a DVD into the PS2 and let it try to load. When the screen says chenge to level four select yes. When the entry window pops up,press the select button on the controller. It should say reset password or something like that. Put in 7444. Then when you rename the password put in 0000. You will have to do it again 0000.
Once the movie starts, not the menu screen, but the movie actually playing, Press Select button again. The PS2 DVD menu should appear. Cursor over to the toolbox or Setup, and press X. Cursor over to the third icon, and press X. Arrow down to PArental and press X. Change the Parental lockout to OFF.

I am not completely sure about the procedure here but the numbers are correct.

Nov 11, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Parental levels

Put in a DVD, and press select button to go to PS2 DVD menu.  highlight setup menu. Press X.  go to settings I think, and paretal control is there.  Use password 7444.   Usually everyone sets the password to 0000.  Then when you go into the parental settings, turn the level value to OFF

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Dvd parental controls

With a DVD disc inserted in your PS2, press the Select button to bring up the on-screen Control Panel. Press the X button to select the Setup icon. Use the directional pad to reach the "Custom Setup" menu, and press the X button. Move to "Parental Control" and select with the X button. A window will appear asking you to enter a four-digit password. Enter your choice of password using the number buttons that appear then enter it again for confirmation. You're now able to set the Parental Control level using the "Region" and "Level" options, and change your password

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