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Lost manual for Sanyo DVD player equipped with TVG

I adjusted the parental control on my DVD player, but found that it is too strict, and need to readjust it. My problem is I recently moved and Can't find my manual. I do recall that in the manual there was an override password that would rest everything to default. I went to Retrevo(?) and couldn't find my exact model of player, but guessed at what I felt was the next closest model. I was able to download, but could not open the pdf file without a password?!? First that's happened to me, and I couldn't find anywhere on Retrevo's site where a "password" was given downloading. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Lost manual for Sanyo DVD player equipped with TVG


I dont know your particular sanyo dvd but this may work try it.


Or try this.


If these work great.
If not im sorry I will try & find more info for you.


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