How to Reset the Parental Controls on a Time Warner Converter Box

By Tricia Lahl

Television viewing affects your child's behavior, according to the University of Michigan Health System, and can have a positive or negative influence, depending on what he watches. Time Warner cable offers a range of parental controls that allow you to direct your child's television viewing. Parental controls on the Time Warner converter box work by blocking channels according to a parent's settings to lock certain types of content, ratings, air times or names of specific shows, series or movies. A master control must be turned on for parental control settings to be effective. This allows a parent to turn off all controls at once and reset them when necessary.

Things You'll Need

  • Time Warner converter box
  • Time Warner remote control

Parental Control Master On/Off

Step 1

Press the "Settings" button located on the top left-hand side of the remote control.

Step 2

Scroll through the categories listed along the bottom of your television screen by using the arrows to the left or right of the center select button. Stop when the Parental Control tab is highlighted.

Step 3

Scroll up or down through the list of parental control categories. Stop when the "Turn On/Off" tab is highlighted and press the round "Select" button located near the top of the remote control.

Step 4

Enter a PIN number to turn "ON" parental control. The default PIN number is 0000.

Changing a Blocking PIN Number

Step 1

Press the "Settings" button located on the top left-hand side of the remote control and scroll through the categories located on the bottom of the television. Stop when the Parental Control tab is highlighted.

Step 2

Use the up and down arrows located above and below the center "Select" button to scroll up or down through the parental control menu. Stop when "Blocking PIN" is highlighted.

Step 3

Press the center "Select" button. You will be prompted to enter a PIN number. Enter the PIN number you want and confirm it when prompted.