3 DS Parental Control - how to delete?

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#1 Posted by Aeerith (3 posts) -
Well, today I received my 3DS from some guy, its not new. Everything is all right, but 3DS has Parental Control - I dont know PIN, and this guy too (he wrote in info in Internet, that he had never used options, so it protect him ;/ ), also i havent receipt (full 3DS, instructions, and other stuff). Is there any way i can delete or reset Parental Control without receipt ?
#2 Posted by ArchoNils2 (6238 posts) -

I have no idea but I doubt it. If you could, the parental control would be of no use :s

#3 Posted by Raiko101 (3339 posts) -
Is there not a way to reset absolutely everything in the system settings? Perhaps that could be key to removing the Parental lock.
#4 Posted by forgot_it (6756 posts) -
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/3ds/en_na/ts_settings.jsp?menu=parental%20controls&submenu=ctr-ts-settings-parental-controls-forgot Good luck :).
#5 Posted by Aeerith (3 posts) -
1. To reset all settings I need Parental Control code, cause its blocked. 2. Calling from Poland to GB will cost a lot and I am not sure that they will help me.
#6 Posted by KnightSkull (1701 posts) -

Without knowing the PIN you're not going to get far. You can either try contacting Nintendo and see if they can help or try getting your money back from who you got it from.

#7 Posted by forgot_it (6756 posts) -
[QUOTE="Aeerith"]1. To reset all settings I need Parental Control code, cause its blocked. 2. Calling from Poland to GB will cost a lot and I am not sure that they will help me.

What was wrong with the link I provided above? It's straight from the Nintendo website and it looked like it walks you through all the steps you need. Since I don't have a 3DS obviously I can't generate a PIN and see what happens next but if they won't take e-mail and insist on a phone call then that's what you're going to have to do. I don't know about Europe but if North America is toll free (or it was ~5 years ago) there's a fair chance you can call their European office for free.
#8 Posted by Aeerith (3 posts) -
Yea! I did it. I was able to chat online and I just had wrote my code and received Master Key! If Chat is off wait till they turn it on! It works!
#9 Posted by Agarrick (1 posts) -
I was wondering how you did you reset the 3ds. I'm having the same issue?
#10 Posted by Spinnerweb (2929 posts) -
I was wondering how you did you reset the 3ds. I'm having the same issue? Agarrick
Reformat, I guess? Anyway, maybe replacing the SD card gets rid of the PIN, if it's stored there. (Note the if).
#11 Posted by Raiko101 (3339 posts) -
The parental lock wont have anything to do with the SD card. Would be far too easy to navigate around.
#12 Posted by Megalith135 (1 posts) -
Just got my parental controls reset successfully in under 5 minutes! Step1 - Go to this link --> http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/3ds/en_na/ts_settings.jsp?menu=parental%20controls&submenu=ctr-ts-settings-parental-controls-forgot#nextStep Step2 - Follow the instructions to get an inquiry key. Step3 - Enter the inquiry key into the field at the bottom of the webpage and click continue. Step4 - You can either choose to call or chat with Nintendo Support. I chose chat myself so I would recommend you do the same. Step5 - The Chat Support agent gave me a master code which I entered into my DS and it reset the parental controls.
#13 Posted by EliteM0nk3y (3382 posts) -
Just format the 3DS, that's what I did when i got mine (since it had been previously used, although apparently only to play PKM White for a minute)