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Cant fix ps2 (scph-30001) parental control issue

OK, I know I have an old system but, could really use your help. When I put in a R rated DVD the parental control screen comes up but the only option I have is to push X to continue or 0 to go back. I can't move the curser to select my pass code, I can only hit X to enter 0000 which is invalid so I can't watch the movie.

What do I do???????? Please help

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Hit select, delete it will ask you for a number use 7444(master pw), change pw to all "0"...

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