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Cant play dvd's from usa on dvd player purchased in australia

Screen displays message check regional code

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That is because your DVD player is tied to the region where you bought it.
You might be able to find a workaround on the internet. Go to google and type "region free [name or model of your player]" in the search bar.

Or you can come back here and submit what player you have and someone might know a specific site.

That's all I can say right now, without knowing what kind of player you are using.

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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1. Power on your player.
2. Press stop and then press play on the player.
3. Immediately you should see a language screen (if bought in USA you will have 3 options) select language.
4. Then press the repeat button on your remote control.
5. Using your remote control, enter the code below. (Note that you must know what region you are currently set to, in order to know which code is appropriate)
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* for region 4 use 7,6,8,8,4 (Mexico, Australia, new Zealand, central and south America)
* for region 5 use 5,3,8,1,4 (southeast Asia)
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7. Press the 9 button on your remote control for region free, or 1 for region 1, 2 for region 2 and so on.
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