Is there a way to disable parental lock without the password?

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  1. Nuada
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    A mate bought a 2nd hand wii recently and the previous owner put a lock on it and now can't remember the password to disable it. I've searched but can't find an answer....
     
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  3. Nuada
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    Ah !Cheers Glowy! Hell of a fast reply [​IMG]
     
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    Just happened to be in the neighborhood, and had this problem too few days ago [​IMG]
     
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    You have to wonder why people do this though. It's a Wii for christ's sake! Maybe parents fear Mario's constant drug use will influence their kids. Or am I missing some secret mini game in Mario Sports Mix where Peaches and Daisy take on the whole Koopa basketball team?
     
  6. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Hmm you obviously don't know what the parental control is for, do you?
    Ever played Madworld? House of the dead....not very good for kids.
     
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    You obviously have the same problem with humour.
     
  8. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I you meant to be funny, well, you failed.
    On the other hand, if you have fantasies about Nintendo characters F*****G each other, bad humour is'nt your biggest problem... [​IMG]
     
  9. Ron

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    Hmm, Sir, have you ever played any of the Super Smash Brothers games??
    And have you every see this commercial for the original one??
     
  10. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

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    ........serious.......WHY DON'T THEY MAKE THESE KIND OF COMERCIALS ANYMORE!!?!?!?!???

    as a side note, I take everyting back I said...
     
  11. Gabelvampir

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    It's practical to prevent people from changing your Wii settings when you bring your Wii to a party or something like that. And I think you can limit playtime, but not sure about that.

    Edit: Oh, and the commercial for the original Smash Bros. was awesome. But Nintendo is over their whole play it loud shtick (in most cases (i.e. Earthbound) fortunately).
     
  12. crystalhao

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    Go to parental controls on the wii setting. When it asks for your pin press "I forgot" and then it will ask you you question also press "I forgot". Then a screen will come up telling you your confirmation number. Write down the Confirmation number and go to http://wii.marcansoft.com/parental.psp and type in your confirmation number in the box then pick the date in your timezone (actually make sure you pick the date that your wii is set at!!!) and click "get reset code"

    A "Master Key" will then appear a split second later. Type the master key pin into the mast key box that will appear after the confirmation key notice will appear. This will deactivate the parental controls. Then you will be able to leave it disabled or create your own PIN
     
  13. giantpune

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    you can also read the parental control password directly from the SYSCONF file. it is not encrypted or anything, just plaintext utf16. this means you can get it by running a simple homebrew dol, no IOS patching required. you can also read it in a hex editor on your PC if you have a nand dump from your wii.