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12-20-2008, 10:01 AM
Ok, before everyone laughs, I had one of the first Tivo's ever produced. The company I worked for at the time was the official distributor for Philips product to the store front chain stores. I've enjoyed multiple Tivo's ever since.

I have a Philips Tivo 112 (14 hour). My evil stepson decided to put a password on the particular unit before he moved out of the house. In the mean time, my 4 year old son uses the Tivo to watch and record Mr. Rogers, Sesame Street, etc.

How can I reset the machine? I've tried everything. Both Philips and Tivo can not seem to help. There is nothing in the manual regarding a "hard" reset. Even a "soft" menu driven reset now requires this password.

Any ideas?



12-20-2008, 10:31 AM
Assuming you are talking about "Parental Control" password, you should be able to call TiVo and have them reset the password.

See here (http://www.tivo.com/setupandsupport/technicalsupport/helpwithtivofeatures/I_Forgot_My_TiVo_KidZone_or_Parental_Controls_Password.html)