Remove parental control from Wii U?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Keylogger, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. Keylogger
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    Keylogger GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Hello,

    I bought a second hand Wii U on ebay but there is a parental control code and the seller doesn't know the code/mail address.

    Anyway to remove this code?
     
  2. TotalInsanity4

    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

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    I would think that you could probably do a factory reset, that should remove it
     
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    Last edited by JaapDaniels, Aug 25, 2015 - Reason: more complete
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    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

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    Oh, that's actually really good to know, thanks! I guess that's to prevent kids from bypassing it themselves??
     
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  6. ihaveamac

    ihaveamac GBAtemp Guru

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    If you can still get into the Parental Controls settings, just tap I Forgot twice and you'll get a number you can tell to Nintendo to reset it.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by ihaveamac, Aug 26, 2015
  7. soneek

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    Still gotta pay $0.50 with that method. :P
     
  8. ihaveamac

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    I realized after posting; however, if nothing else works, it's basically the guaranteed method.
     
  9. Keylogger
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    Keylogger GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I can't start the Wii Channel without the code :/

    I guess I have to contact nintendo
     
  10. thorasgar

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    If all else fails there is always the gut swap method, but that is a PIA.
     
  11. Slartibartfast42

    Slartibartfast42 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Why did someone block the Wii channel? Kids want to play Wii games too.
     
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