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I want to be able to play all my recorded dvds but get message

I have a sharp blu-ray player model number BD-HP21X which I want to be able play all my recorded Dvds' on when I put the recorded DVD in the player a I get a message coming up incompatible disc I take this message as because this machine has copyguard installed on it cannot play this disc I want to know how I can disable copyguard or macrovision from the player so I can play all my own recorded dvds on this machine.
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  • dolphinlo510 Jan 04, 2009

    I am hoping there is a backdoor to disabling the DVD player so i can play my own dvd on it. Thankyou Wayne

  • dolphinlo510 Jan 04, 2009

    This hasn't fixed my problem

  • dolphinlo510 Jan 04, 2009

    I am looking for the codes to unlock my SHARP BLU-RAY PLAYER MODEL NUMBER BD-HP21X So I can make it region free and turn of macrovisoion Thanking you for your help

  • dolphinlo510 Jan 04, 2009

    It plays a dvd from the video shops but not my recordable movies i have that is why i need the codes to unlock the player so i can turn off region code and macrovision. Thankyou

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Let me know what kind of recorded DVDs you are playing on this player?
Are they home made without copyrights are copy DVD of some movie?
If those DVDs are home made and has no copyrights then set your DVD burner software to region free and try.

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HI CHECK THESE Steps:
1. Remove the screws that hold the top case on the dvd player. There will be a couple of screws on each side of the player and a couple of smaller screws on the back. They will most often be BLUE RAY head screws.
2. Once the cover is removed, push the eject button to open the cd tray and get it out of your way. 
3. Unplug the player from the outlet.
4. Take the can of compressed air and blow out the entire inside of the case. Make sure to blow inside the carriage and around any moving parts of the dvd player including tracks, tray, gears, etc.
5. Check the inside of the carriage using a small flashlight and look closely to make sure there is not debris caught in the spindle or other places like hair, large clumps of dust, dirt, and anything else that should not be there. If you see this kind of material remove it with tweezers and repeat blowing out the inside.
6. Pour a small amount of the rubbing alcohol into the cap and lightly dip a cu-tip in it and shake off any excess. 
7. Now and clean off the optical lens (which will look like a small glass bubble in the middle of the carriage) with the cu-tip. Repeat this process a couple of times using a clean cu-tip each time.
8. Let air dry for 2 minutes before plugging the player back in and closing the tray.
9. Replace the cover and clean your discs before placing them back in the player. Test to see if the problem has been fixed.

You should clean your dvd player out at least once or twice a month for good preventative maintenance which will extend the life of your dvd player.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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    ABHISHEK.C Jan 04, 2009

    reset the recorder to factory defaults as if it was just removed from the box - leave the recorder on then press and hold the channel up and down buttons at the same time until it says "Bye" on the display. When it shows the clock it is off - wait a few seconds then turn it back on - you should see the initial setup asking you to choose a language.

    Note: You may have to flip down part of the front panel to reveal the channel buttons.





      player completely apart and white gears had dirt in them. This was preventing the player from spinning. Use dust remover and clean the whole inside and now it WILL works great. 

  • ABHISHEK.C
    ABHISHEK.C Jan 04, 2009

    The most common mechanical problems that can prevent a dvd player from playing or reading the discs are the following:

    1. The spindle motor not functioning properly (this is by far the most common, if the spindle motor is not spinning the discs then the optical lens can not read them). For the most part it is an cheap part to replace averaging around 25-25 dollars if you can replace it yourself. If you do not know how and have to take it to a repair shop expect to pay 50-75 dollars in labor. The key is to listen closely when you insert the disk into the player, you should be able to hear it spin up. If you hear nothing then that is most likely the problem.

    2. The cd tray could be out of alignment. This is another easy and cheap fix if you have the proper tools. This could happen if you drop or pull and push on the cd tray.

    3. The small gears are plastic and often break, this will cause the players other parts not to move and function properly also. They are hard to get to, but inexpensive to replace from the manufacturer. A visual inspection is usually required to determine if the small teeth have been broken, which requires for the most part taking out the carriage assembly.

    4. The small belt drives either break or come off. Again, this will cause the other mechanical parts not to function. They are a pain to put back on also. There are usually 2-3 of them inside your player.

    5. The Optical reader has malfunctioned. This is the most expensive thing to replace, so you might as well buy another player unless you can find a great deal on one someplace. You can check to see if the laser is firing with a visual inspection (DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY INTO THE LASER) put in a disc with the case off and you should see the glow of the laser hitting the disc.

    6. The tray also has a drive motor which can fail and cause the cd tray not to open and it also has a track that it rides on. Check these two components if you are having problems with your cd tray. 



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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, couple of ideas to consider:

  • could these "recorded DVDs" be played on some other DVD players other than the BD-HP21X or the DVD recorder/burner they were made on;
  • were these "recorded DVDs" finalized?
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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Try to play a regular cd see if it works

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Hi!

You can actually bring this to a technician who can have the system hacked and "modify" it so it could play all discs regardless of regional/global restrictions per disc. (Burned/Ripped as well could be played) Or you may scout for a "Shark" that will try to override and hack the system with an adjunct installed peripheral.

Thanks and Good Luck! =)

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  • Anna Marie Abueva Jan 05, 2009

    Hi!



    Sorry for the late reply, you actually don't have to make any adjustments on your blu-ray disc player.



    Make the adjustments when recording your DVDs.



    Make sure that when you record it, it is on region 0, so that it is region free. Your recorder actually has 5x allowed modifications in changing region codes. So make sure not to mess up.



    If messed up, not even hacking it open could fix it.



    Thanks and good luck! =)

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When u say your recorded DVD's do u mean copies u have made with a computer burner and a decoder program like DVD43? if so they should play because the copyguard has been decoded enable to copy the orig copywrited movie, please explain what u mean a little more to the point, be careful though, if u are copying movies that is a violation of Federal Law and international law.

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    yadayada Jan 04, 2009

    My new Blu-Ray (Memorex brand made by Imation)) plays copies just fine, they where made years ago (before they changed the law) with Oneclick and DVD43 decoder.

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I Have not Heard of anyone who has been able to accomplish this with this Player Yet. Believe it or Not, Some of the Lower End Models CAN Play Copied DVD's with No Problem Though!

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The only option is to reinstall the firmware.it will read if u dont select extented capabilities while installation.

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  • technodeal Jan 04, 2009

    most of the time it doesnot support the recorded discs but while reinstalling firmware if u dont select extended capabilities it sometimes starts reading copied discs disabling the copyguard.give it a try.

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You cant disable it. if you try to it wont play any disks at all. it wont play copied disks.they are made not to

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 04, 2009

    there really is no way to disable the copyright coder. if you do you will ruin your player..take my work for it . buy the movie new and then you wont mess up your system

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