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I have tried to unlock the dvdr5520h with the prescribed solution , but i am unable to do so ,,maybe i am doing somthing wrong ,,could you please advise ...thankyou .....

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  • keaneo16 Jan 13, 2009

    when i load dvd on the right hand side of the screen 'invalid region code' appears. The funny thing is that the day before iwas watching the same dvd without any problems.


  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    I have the same problem, I have tryed to fix it no luck

  • pixierme Mar 22, 2009

    Hi. I also have a Philips DVDR model DVDR5520H/75. It is locked to Zone 4 (Australia). How can I convert this unit to read Multi Zone please.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    Hello wazbrad
    Did the solution work psted by faliraki69?

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    Hello wazbrad

    Did the Solution above work?

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    i want to unlock my dvdr5520h to multiregional. i have tried the one with the codes 159 12 12 12 005 255 but when i press hdd list i have no response to start to enter the numbers



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- No disk in tray.
- Tray closed.
Press: [HDD LIST] (don´t select a file)
Press: [Play]
Press: 159 12 12 12 005 255 (numbers appear in the display)
Press: [Play]

You get no feedback that it works, but test with any region now. The player is now region free.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009


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