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I need to change my DVD players Region code to play all regions.

I have a LG model RC389H DVD Recorder/VCR Combo and I need to change its code to enable it to play discs from all regions in other words region free. Can you tell me how to do this?

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  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    cant put in region code



  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    LG RC389H NOW IT IS REGION FREE BUT STILL WE CAN'T PLAY SOME DVD/VCD

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1.Switch on unit 2.Press- Setup on the remote 
3.Select the Lock option from the on screen setup menu 
4.Press Lock on the remote unit ( under slide cover) 
5.Press 0 7 times on the remote keypad 
6.A message appears stating the unit is now Code free on the screen 
7.Press Enter on the remote. 
8.Close Setup menu and switch unit off. 
9.Switch on and enjoy Multi-region DVD playing

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Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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This worked with a little tweaking for my Australian LG RC 689D !

1.Switch on unit 2.Press- Home on the remote, now choose setup
3.Select the Lock option from the on screen setup menu 
4.Press Lock on the remote unit ( under slide cover) 
5.Press 0 7 times on the remote keypad 
6.A message appears stating the unit is now Code free on the screen 
7.Press Enter on the remote. 
8.Close Setup menu and switch unit off. 
9.Switch on and enjoy Multi-region DVD playing

Posted on Oct 08, 2011

  • HackDaBox Oct 08, 2011

    Ignore step 4

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