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How can I unlock playstation 2 dvd to be region free?

It is a region 4 and I want it to play all regions. It is an older one not the new slim one. Thanks for your help :)

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    we got playstation 2 in england but now in nz don't know why but some english dvds won't play and some nz dvds won't play because of region codes how do i unlock it so it plays all???

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Step 1
Turn on your PS2 and choose the menu screen where you would normally enter the password. Instead of entering a password, go to the DVD setup menu. Go to "custom setup" and choose "parental controls".
Step 2
When you are asked for the code or password, press the select button on your controller and enter the number "7444". Now set the parental lock to "off".
Step 3
Press "reset" on the front of the game console to save your settings. When the system reboots, you should be able to view your previously censored games or DVDs. You will also have the opportunity to choose your own password, allowing you to turn the parental lock on and off, either manually or automatically by game or movie ratings.
I often recommend that the parents of older children should regularly reset the password in order to prevent "hacking". Also, try to choose a password that could not be guessed easily. Often, a combination of both letters and numbers works best, as the laws of statistics dictate that more choices equal more failed attempts at cracking the code. Unless your child is exceptionally persistent or lucky, boredom will win out before they guess the correct code.

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To region unlock your Playstation 2 console you need an unlock DVD. Something like http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStation2/4-/94716/-/Product.html

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Would you like to unlock your Sony Playstation 2 DVD Player to Region Free?

There is more than one model of PS2, and more than one PS2 DVD player module. For some models or modules, only a Messiah 2 or Magic 2 chip installation will make them region free. However, many can be made region free, for free.

Follow these steps to unlock your Sony Playstation 2 DVD Player:

  1. Press and hold CIRCLE, RIGHT, L1
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  3. Boot into the PS2 browser without a CD/DVD in the tray
  4. Press CIRCLE and R1 on the DVD
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REGION 2 -- Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Greenland
REGION 3 -- S.Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Parts of South East Asia
REGION 4 -- Australia, New Zealand, Latin America (including Mexico)
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2.When the screen asks for the code, press the SELECT button, then enter in the code "7444".

3.The level adjustment under Parental Control dictates the strictness of the player. The lower the value, the more strict it will be. Either increase the value to lower the restriction, or disable the lock entirely by setting it to "off".

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