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Cannot play any dvds - re "rating"

When I try to change whatever the "rating is - I am prompted for password.
I don't think I ever put a password on this unit. What is default and OR how can I reset to default, if necessary. I did already chose the reset to factory settings on the menu set up. still the same.
If you can help - I would love it.

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  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2008

    I have the exact same problem and tried reset fixes listed on their website to no avail

  • lokii222 Mar 30, 2008

    i too am having the same problem. i know i didn't put in a password or change the rating (i didn't even know you could) now it will record as usual, but won't play anything back due to the rating level zero. i tried the 'factory default settings' too. same result.

  • camper1 Apr 05, 2008

    i have a panasonic dvd-es40v to dubbing my vhs home video,s to dvd , no trouble doing the dubbing, the dvd only will playback on this machine only , not another dvd or computor..i'm at a lost , i want to copy these vhs for my granddaughter graduation in may. she lives out of state, so no way to watch any of these dvd's. .kathy

  • Jacito Jun 01, 2008

    Having the exact same problem. Please let me know fix for the rating error that is requesting password. Have never set a password and none of the documentation tells me what default password is. Please help.



    jacito2001@yahoo.com

  • Rossrider Jun 11, 2008

    I have the same problem. The playback rating is set at 0 and I never entered a lock code, so I can't unlock it.

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Eureca!

power on, open disc tray.
On the machine, press and hold the record button and add another finger to hold the Play (x1.3) for 5-10 seconds. The door should stay open. The rating will change to 8.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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From the Owners manual--but well hidden: Open tray, Keep Pressing Rec and Play/X 1.3 buttons on the remote for 5 or more seconds. This works.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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Solution on this page solved the problem: http://www.fixya.com/support/t482992-vchip_accidentaly_set_guest_password
First Reset to Defaults and then try the press Play and Record on the unit for 5-10 seconds with the tray empty.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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I TRYED TO PLAY DVD IS SAID BLOCKED BY FAMILY SETTING, BUT I DON'T HAVE CODE


1. Place a DVD that prompts you for your password in your PS2. If you have any R rated DVDs sitting around, one of those should work just fine. It should prompt you for the password before anything else comes up.

2. Select "Yes" to playing the movie and select "Yes" again to temporarily suspend parental controls. This is where you would put in the password if you knew it and the DVD would play. You may try "1111" at this point, as it is often the password. If that doesn't work, continue through the next few steps.

3. Press the "Select" button on the screen that wants you to input the password. This should change the text on the screen from "Enter Password" to "Delete Password."

4. Input the numbers "7444" into the box on the screen. This is the universal password needed to delete the current password. Once you input the numbers, you should get a message that says "Deletion Complete." Press the "Select" button again and you should be prompted to enter a new password.

5. Enter a new password for your parental control. Make sure it is something easy that you will remember. Once you enter it in, you will be asked to confirm your new password. Enter it one more time and you should be able to watch any DVD you want.

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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.
Notes
- 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.
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The Rating menu allows you to block playback
of DVDs based on their ratings.
Setting the Password & Rating Level
The DVD player allows you to block playback
of inappropriate content with a passwordprotected
Rating system (not all discs are rated).
A. From Stop mode, press SETUP.
B. Select Rating and press ENTER.
C. Select Rating and press ENTER repeatedly to set the rating from 1 (most restrictive)
to 8( least restrictive ).
If a password has already been set, the lock icon will be closed. You will not be
able to select Rating until you SELECT the correct password using the 0-9 keys.
D. Select Password.
E. Use the 0-9 keys to SELECT a 4-digit password and press ENTER. The lock icon will
close to indicate that the rating and password are set.
F. Press SETUP to save and exit.
Not all DVDs are rated.
DVDs that are rated higher than the level you select will not play without SELECTING
the correct password.
If you forget your Rating password, select 8888 to clear the memory. Keep this password
out of reach of children as if will always unlock the Parental Control setting.


If you need more help you can get the full manual from
http://www.retrevo.com

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Step 1
Place a DVD that prompts you for your password in your PS2. If you have any R rated DVDs sitting around, one of those should work just fine. It should prompt you for the password before anything else comes up. 
Step 2
Select "Yes" to playing the movie and select "Yes" again to temporarily suspend parental controls. This is where you would put in the password if you knew it and the DVD would play. You may try "1111" at this point, as it is often the password. If that doesn't work, continue through the next few steps. 
Step 3
Press the "Select" button on the screen that wants you to input the password. This should change the text on the screen from "Enter Password" to "Delete Password." 
Step4
Input the numbers "7444" into the box on the screen. This is the universal password needed to delete the current password. Once you input the numbers, you should get a message that says "Deletion Complete." Press the "Select" button again and you should be prompted to enter a new password. 
Step5
Enter a new password for your parental control. Make sure it is something easy that you will remember. Once you enter it in, you will be asked to confirm your new password. Enter it one more time and you should be able to watch any DVD you want.
hope it helps!please rate if it does!


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here it is:
Step1
Place a DVD that prompts you for your password in your PS2. If you have any R rated DVDs sitting around, one of those should work just fine. It should prompt you for the password before anything else comes up. 
Step2
Select "Yes" to playing the movie and select "Yes" again to temporarily suspend parental controls. This is where you would put in the password if you knew it and the DVD would play. You may try "1111" at this point, as it is often the password. If that doesn't work, continue through the next few steps. 
Step3
Press the "Select" button on the screen that wants you to input the password. This should change the text on the screen from "Enter Password" to "Delete Password." 
Step4
Input the numbers "7444" into the box on the screen. This is the universal password needed to delete the current password. Once you input the numbers, you should get a message that says "Deletion Complete." Press the "Select" button again and you should be prompted to enter a new password. 
Step5
Enter a new password for your parental control. Make sure it is something easy that you will remember. Once you enter it in, you will be asked to confirm your new password. Enter it one more time and you should be able to watch any DVD you want.
if it helps please rate positvely!!

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I think the issue with not reading certain DVDs is a problem with the "parental control" on the unit. Without setting parental control there were a few DVDs I could not play and sometimes (not always) I was asked about parental control before a movie would play.  At the Sony Blue DVD screen, select Setup on the remote control.  Select DVD setup and get to Parental control.  Set a password.  This will then take you to a "rating" screen.  By setting the rating very high (I set mine for #8) any movie should play without needing the password.  With no password set, you can not change the "rating" and hence mine was set at #1 (kids).  It seems to have worked for now anyway.  Good luck.

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