View21

MajortomMajortom Member Posts: 1
Have purchased a second hand view21 from a charity shop, but don't have pin to format hard disc. Any help please 

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  • John LJohn L Member, Super User Posts: 885 ✭✭
    edited 25 July 2022, 6:07PM
    Majortom said:
    Have purchased a second hand view21 from a charity shop, but don't have pin to format hard disc. Any help please 
    @Majortom,
    Welcome to the YOUVIEW forum. View 21 is nothing to do with Youview. Not sure if they still exist/support products. At a wild guess, try 0000 or 1234 and see if this unlocks code.

    If not, I would take your item back to the Charity shop for a refund if you are able to. Most charity shops offer refunds if item defective/unuseable or customer not happy with purchase.

    You have come to the wrong forum, but we will be very happy to help you with any youview equipment you may use. John L


    Can't wait for the day when Youview get rid of the dreaded darkened banner when using fast forward/rewind recordings. 
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 1,016 ✭✭
    edited 25 July 2022, 6:41PM
    Hi Bowie devotee

    Try 2037.

    Your device is basically a Goodmans box so try searching in that direction if this fails. 

    Oh wait
  • John LJohn L Member, Super User Posts: 885 ✭✭
    kodikid said:
    Hi Bowie devotee

    Try 2037.

    Your device is basically a Goodmans box so try searching in that direction if this fails. 

    Is that the code you use on your devices? Seems a strange default pin code.  John L
    Can't wait for the day when Youview get rid of the dreaded darkened banner when using fast forward/rewind recordings. 
  • joneshjonesh Member, Super User Posts: 1,651 ✭✭✭
    Majortom said:
    Have purchased a second hand view21 from a charity shop, but don't have pin to format hard disc. Any help please 
    If the box is a view21 VV107ZRH, the manual for it is here:
    On P36 it states that the default PIN is 0000, as suggested by @John L.
    If the default PIN has been changed, on P39 it states that there is an option in the Settings menu to revert the box to its default settings.
    Other view21 boxes will probably be similar.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,455 ✭✭✭
    edited 25 July 2022, 10:14PM
    @Majortom @jonesch

    On page 44 of that manual, you can read:-

    Forgotten PIN code. The default PIN is 0000.
                                        Contact the helpline 0844 472 8021

    which implies the situation is recoverable if the PIN can’t be guessed, but may rely on support still being available on that number.

    So, planet Earth is blue, and we hope there’s something you can do…..
    ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ Wm Morris
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 1,016 ✭✭
    edited 26 July 2022, 1:06AM
    With all this good advice hopefully you'll soon get "Sound and Vision"
    Oh wait
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