Is the parental controls password stored on the access card or in the HD Tivo softwar

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by kdonnel, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. kdonnel

    kdonnel DVC-BCV

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    I bought a used HD Tivo from a neighbor. I am trying to hook it up tonight and I tried to run a clear and delete everything but it keeps asking me for the parental controls password. I have tried 1234 and 0000 with no luck.

    I can give the guy a call tomorrow but I was wondering if the password is stored on the access card or on the Tivo.

    When I call to activate the receiver DirecTV will probably make me get a new access card. If the password is stored on the card that will fix my problem.

    If it is stored on the Tivo how do I get around not knowing it?

    I guess I could always reimage the drive...
     
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    When you activate with DirecTV, ask them to reset it for you. They send a signal over the satellte to do it.
     
  3. kdonnel

    kdonnel DVC-BCV

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    That worked.

    They activated the receiver with the old access card and reset the parental limits.
     

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