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1. Power ON the main unit (some unlocks work with, some with no disc inside) 2. Press the SETUP button (on the top of the player) to open the setup menu 3. Navigate to the PREFER menu using the button below the screen 4. Press NEXT>, PREVIOUS, NEXT>, PREVIOUS, NEXT>, NEXT>, aPREVIOUS
(NEXT> and PREVIOUS are on the top of the player next to the SETUP button. Don't use the menu navigation buttons below the screen for this.)
5. The current Region of the player should be displayed on the screen
6. Use the menu navigation UP/DOWN buttons (below the screen) to change the region. Region 0 is region-free.
7. Press PLAY/OK (below the screen) to confirm the region selection
The player should now be unlocked and able to play discs from all regions - it worked on my PD9012/37 that was region 1
Please note: Unlocking a DVD player may invalidate the warranty and some DVD players have been damaged through failed attempts to unlock them. Unlocking the DVD player is attempted at your own risk.
your recorder will normally give you 5 changes at different regions, and on the last region change that is the one that it stays on, although if you you have never changed the region go to> my computer>right click on your dvd drive>properties and on the hardware tab, your hard drive and dvd drive will show, highlight your dvd drive and click properties and click the dvd regions tab and look at the region to see wot its set at, if you still have 5 changes, it should be set at your region one, if there are no changes left you need to search and download a region free dvd programme to allow any region dvd to be played programme
DVD manufacturers are only allowed by Hollywood to let their players play DVD's from the country that the unit is purchased from. To get around this some hackers have broken into the operating systems of the player and change the system so that it will play DVD's from any countries. Nor all players have these codes, and not all players of one model number will have the same code work on them.
You can try the following steps out and they might change your unit so that it will play any DVD. It's important that you know if you do try the process and it does change the player your warranty will be voided. Here are the steps:
1. "POWER ON"
2. Open DVD tray.
3. Using the remote control, press "VOLUME^" button.
4. Press the "AUDIO" button. Region Code 2 will be displayed on TV.
5. PRESS CURSOR UP/DOWN "V" button until Region Code Number on TV screen changes to "0".
If you created this DVD yourself please ensure that you've burned it properly. This process can vary on different DVD burning software packages so refer to their manuals to learn how to burn them properly.
If you've purchased this DVD from a store, make sure that it is compatible with the region you are in because a lot of DVDs are region locked e.g. DVDs from the US which are NTSC cannot be played in the UK which are PAL.
Press 1 3 7 9 and the number of the region you want to use
between 0 and 6. Use 0 for region free. You may need to press these buttons slowly. You will see XXXX on the TV. When you press the
last number, it will display at the top left of the screen.
Now insert a disc (other than your own region) into the player and close it. It
should load and play. Other region discs should play as well. If you didn't do
it correctly it will display "Wrong Region".
When you turn off the DVD player it will keep the settings.
If other dvd's play in the unit except for one, it sounds like you purchased a dvd that was delivered to the wrong section of the country or globe. Dvd's are recorded for regions or latitudinal sections of the globe and if you purchased one from ebay, many of the sellers buy dvds from other countries dirt cheap and resell here in the states. The problem is that most dvd players in this country will not play them because of the layering and recordings are slightly different on these dvd's. If no dvd will play in the unit, then your unit might be from a different region of the world. you may have to purchase a new unit. Attempt playing your dvd at a friends house and see if it is recognized first before you buy another unit. Might be imported junk or just mixed up in the global Wal-Mart. Good luck!!
DVD's are encoded to various regions of the world in an attempt to slow down video piracy. For example, if you purchased a DVD in England, then it will not play on a USA machine. If you purchased it locally, you need to return it.
Please refer to the article given below to know about the DVD region code. http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C125695
In order to play DVDs of any particular region that is not currently supported by the DVD Drive installed in the Computer, you may change the region code. However, the region code for the DVD Drive installed in the Computer can only be changed maximum for four times. After fourth time, attempting to change the region code will fail and service will be required to change the region code.
You may follow the steps given in the article through the link below to change the region code of the DVD drive installed in the Computer.
I have the same problem with my DP313 Norcent. I found though that it will play recorded dvds. It also will play older Dvds and some Anime ones. It will play older recorded mp3s but NOT newer ones, I'm not sure if it's because they are burned at a faster rate or what. Also it will not play any of the new dvds except as stated before some of the Anime ones. It pays to try everything out to ensure it not a mechanical problem. I found it's not with mine, but still unsure why it won't play new dvds?