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Unlock Philips DVP5286K

Hi there, I just bought a Philips DVP5286K. It was sold for region three. I'm living in South Africa which is supposely region 2, same as europe. Is there any know way to change that from Reg 3 to Reg 2 or even unlock it. Thanks for your help.

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    same problem? what to do?
    other hacks dont work


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