Wii master key codes? same for all consoles?

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    Hi guys, wondering if anybody can help here, i am in the UK and have bought a 2nd hand Wii from GAME UK LTD, the problem is that the consoles parental controls have been activated, and the console asks for a PIN when trying to do a system update .

    i tried formating the Wii system memory but again the same problem, click format system memory and it asks for the PIN,

    i rang the nintendo uk customer services and when i said i had bought the console 2nd hand from GAME they said they could not supply me with the master key code as it has to be the original buyer who asks for the master key, something to do with the data protection act.

    can anybody please let me know if the master key is unique to each individual console or is the same for every Wii in each country and if possible could you post the master key number if you are in the UK and have had this problem

    thanks for any help


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    Why not just call them again and tell them it's your system?
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    Try calling them again and don't say that you got it 2nd hand but say that you just forgot the code.

    EDIT: Yeah, the above thing. Too slow.
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    Why not just contact GAME?

    They sold it to you, and the give a short-term, limited, warranty on second-hand items.
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    hi thebobevil , just had it modded mate
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    Then, you will have to try and bullshit Nintendo into giving you the code.

    Good luck.
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    i shall , just wondering also if the consoles master keys are unique to each console, interested to find out
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    on the bottom, there is a small plus screw holding the battery slot
    take that out for a while (10 mins) with the wii unplugged and try
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    i shall give that a go, thanks
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    no luck removing the battery , left it out for 30 mins, still asks for the PIN , grrrrr
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    I think it's stored in the NAND flash. You'll have to wait for someone to create an homebrew to erase it.
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    that would be handy
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    It can be done. I've just tried it on my Wii because a friend bought a 2nd hand Wii with parental controls turned on.

    Use Waninkoko's FS dumper and save the dumped FS on your hard drive.

    Navigate to X:\WII_FS\SHARED2\SYS and open SYSCONF in an editor with support for hex offsets.

    The pin number is stored at 1533H

    The secret question answer is stored at 1539H

    I think I've explained that right. I'm no hex expert (hexpert?) but I think I have the values right. Someone else try and let me know!
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    Yes, the Parental control master key, is Unique to each console, additionally to that, it is also Unique to each day of the year.

    The confirmation number that your Wii provides to you, as well as the Month and Day, are used to calculate the 5 digit master key that will unlock the parental controls. No point in posting mine, as it will only unlock it for my Wii. Although Nintendo will advise you that the master code they give to you will only work till the end of the day, you can freely change the month/day on the Wii, without parental control pin, so only one phone call to nintendo to obtain such code is actually required.

    Oh, btw, on my North American Wii, I have the pin/answer in same file, but at offsets 1526H and 152CH respectively. These things should be easily recognizable in the file, as the Pin code is 4 numeric digits, and the Answer to the question will be at least 6 Unicode characters. Between the Two of us, this information should be around 1500H to 1600H. It may well be specific to firmware version and region.
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    This should end all your problem TADA!
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    Go to the website below. It worked for me! I think my son set the password so I couldn't see what he was up to. I didn't have a clue on the security question and consumer support was closed tonight. Good luck. You may have to change the date and time zone to where you got the wii from. I was a day behind the time and day listed.

    http://wii.marcansoft.com/parental.psp
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    just tested that, i couldn't get it to work, guess it only works on certain wiis
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