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How do you reset the parental control code?

My friend gave me one of their old dvd players and doesnt remember the parental control code. Is there any sort of manufacturer code or any way to reset the parental control or turn it off?

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  • Joni2000 Feb 13, 2008

    I have a dvd zenith and the parental control is asking for a code of which I never set up and will not operate unless the code is punched in.Is there a solution to this problem or some way to reset it? The dvd will on t operate otherwise! It is a DVB413 DVD player.

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2008

    I have never had this problem before but one particular movie "Across the Universe" of which I have tried 3 copies will not play. I have tried changing the PG code without results.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    Same problem with the "Across the Universe" DVD not playing because of "parental control limit". Other DVD's work fine. Help?

  • Keltity Feb 19, 2008

    Need to reset parental control

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    Same thing.  "Across The Universe" will not play and I can't find out how to enter what code to take the parental lock off.  Maddening!

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    the secret is to enter 3308, press enter,the code box will vanish, now press stop,then hit play , I have a daewoo dv 6t955b not sure about other models

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    needto find my code

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I have a magnabox blueray player and I dont have a remote I need the parental reset code how can I fix it



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Called Zenith.  They said: turn on the DVD player.  Hit "set-up". Scroll down to the "lock" icon.  Scroll over to "Rating". Scroll over to unlock.  Enter 0000.  Click on Ok.  Enter 0000 again, click Ok again.  Menu should read unlock.  Voila!

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If you have a daewoo dv-6t955b , enter 3308 for the code, press enter,the screen will go blank, press the stop button, then the play,

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If you have the same model as mine do the best solution above and set the password to 0000 then confirm with 0000.

Play movie. When Parental Control screen appears enter 0000 and hit enter button and movie starts playing. Just fiddle with it a bit. I did and had to rewind because it was playing tthe movie behind the lock screen! Even though it showed unlocked it still needed that password which you should have reset or set to 0000...

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    Note: There apparently is no default code. You have to give it a code. 0000 is easy to remember. The reason it keeps coming up with Parental Lock with Across The Universe is because of some adult content and because you never set a code in the first place.

    You can use any digit code for setup. Just don't forget it. ;=)

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    You can use any 4 digit code for setup. Just don't forget it. ;=)

    Edit: My keyboard has an iffy 4 key. Just wanted to correct the missing "4" above.


My Zenith is set to "unlock" and still will not play Across the Universe!

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