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Forgotten Password I purchased a Go Video model DV1030 VHS/DVD combo unit at a block sale last weekend and I Do Not know the Password to set the Parental Controls Seems the unit is Password Protected and No One knows what the Four Numbers are - - - - Is there anyway to Reset the Unit and to Enter a New Password ? Thanks for your Help

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Hi!

I don't know the answer directly, but I do have a couple of suggestions:

1) Go to this site and download the entire manual. The manual contains directions for resetting the code:

http://www.retrevo.com/support/GoVideo-DVR4300-DVD-Players-manual/id/1183bh642/t/2/

This site requires you to create an account to download the manual, but it is free and only takes a minute.

2) As a truly last resort, if you have a bit of time on your hands, enter the possible codes sequentially until you hit the right one. Seems like a lot, but from experience on most of these you can enter 6-10 a minute without trying very hard, so if you had to enter every code (statistically almost impossible) it would take you 16-20 hours. I'd actually make a short list of likely codes first (0000,1111,2222, 1234, family birth-dates, last 4 digits of phone numbers, street numbers, etc. from the family that owned it before; it's almost unknown that a truly random number is used, since no one can remember it!). I know from experience that it can be done, but I'd try the manual first!

Good luck, and please let me know if this helps. Also, a rating would be appreciated if you deem it appropriate!

Bob

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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