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We bought our PS2 used and it came preprogramed with a parental lock on the movie feature. I would like to reset it, so that I am able to watch movies that are rated higher than G.

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    Same situation bought PS2 used unable to view movies due to parental block

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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.

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Need to reset code


Found this on another site, from personal experience but its very well written so here you go.

The Playstation 2 is not only a video game system, but also a DVD player as well. In many families, the Playstation 2 serves as the "kids" DVD player, which means that many parents choose to take advantage of the parental lock feature to limit what kinds of movies the Playstation 2 will play back.
There could be instances where you entered in a parental code months ago, and now can't remember it. Or, you may have purchased a used Playstation 2, and you never knew the code to begin with. If you or the prior owner set a parental lock code, the Playstation 2 won't play back many movies without entering the code first. You could try to hunt down the original owners, or start inputting every code possible starting with 0000, but it's easier to reset the password and disable parental lock using a secret code.
Here is the procedure to reset the parental lock code:
  1. Bring up a screen where the unit asks you to enter in the parental code. You can either insert a restricted disc, or enter the DVD setup menu and go to "parental control" under custom setup.
  2. When the screen asks for the code, press the SELECT button, then enter in the code "7444".
  3. The level adjustment under Parental Control dictates the strictness of the player. The lower the value, the more strict it will be. Either increase the value to lower the restriction, or disable the lock entirely by setting it to "off".
  4. Once you have made your adjustments, be sure that the DVD tray is empty, and press the RESET button on the front of the Playstation 2. It is imperative the tray is clear of any DVD or game for the unit to save your settings.
A note for parents: If you're wondering what is stopping your child from using the above procedure to circumvent your rules, you can verify that they haven't reset the parental control very easily. Since the above procedure eliminates the old password entirely, all you need to do is see if your original password still works. If it does, they did not use the above procedure to break the rules. If it doesn't, they might be trying to pull the wool over your eyes.

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Jul 28, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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I need to cde to unlock my playstation 2 t watch r rated movies.


To reset the parental lock password or disable the parental lock, follow these easy steps

Step 1


Turn on your PS2 and choose the menu screen where you would normally enter the password. Instead of entering a password, go to the DVD setup menu. Go to "custom setup" and choose "parental controls".

Step 2


When you are asked for the code or password, press the select button on your controller and enter the number "7444". Now set the parental lock to "off".

Step 3


Press "reset" on the front of the game console to save your settings. When the system reboots, you should be able to view your previously censored games or DVDs. You will also have the opportunity to choose your own password, allowing you to turn the parental lock on and off, either manually or automatically by game or movie ratings.

Jul 11, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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Can not unlock console to watch movies on it


Haha no, you don't need parental controls! It's been a while since I got into my playstation 2 but as I recall there is an area when you turn it on where you can access set ups. I think if there is a parental control code on the machine, you may have to call sony to find out what to do as that info was with the parents who set it up. I'm not sure off hand if there is a universal reset code; try the website as well and forums there for the info. I think that's the best advice I can give.

Oh, did you contact the people you bought it from? Perhaps they can find out for you and save you some time?

May 18, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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I bought a used ps2 and it had a parental control code so i can;t watch movies at all


7444 is the password reset for PS2 parental control. Enter that and you should be prompted for a new password.

Sep 11, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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I lost my code to watch movies


then it is your fault if you lost your code...

Jun 28, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Parental password?


Here is the procedure to reset the parental lock code:

1. Bring up a screen where the unit asks you to enter in the parental code. You can either insert a restricted disc, or enter the DVD setup menu and go to "parental control" under custom setup.

2. When the screen asks for the code, press the SELECT button, then enter in the code "7444".

3. The level adjustment under Parental Control dictates the strictness of the player. The lower the value, the more strict it will be. Either increase the value to lower the restriction, or disable the lock entirely by setting it to "off".

4. Once you have made your adjustments, be sure that the DVD tray is empty, and press the RESET button on the front of the Playstation 2. It is imperative the tray is clear of any DVD or game for the unit to save your settings.

Jun 06, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Over ride the parental control level


Ok first try 0 1 2 3 because that is the preset code for the ps2 or if that dont work insert any dvd movie, go to setup and access the parental control settings(press select) When asked for your code enter "7444"; It will prompt you again to type in your password. Type "0000" and then scroll down to the movie rating options and choose "off". Hope it helps you out!

Apr 10, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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MAnual/Reset Parental Control Code


According to the manual, "If you forget the password, you can erase your current password by pressing the number 8 button on the remote four times, thn press the enter button to confirm the setting. PASSWORD: 8888"

A picture of an unlocked lock indicates that Parent Lock is NOT active.

Parent Lock Levels:
1: Kid Safe 5 : PG_R
2: G 6 : R
3: PG 7 : NC _17
4: PG_13 8: Adult

It also says that it takes 3-5 seconds to reset the unit to the factory default. I hope this helps! Karen

Feb 17, 2008 | Durabrand Portable DVD

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Removing old parental lock out codes on used ps2


here is the answer to your prayers http://www.techlore.com/article/10505/

Jan 11, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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PS2 PARENTAL CONTROL CODE


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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