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Panasonic DVD-LX9 "disc may not be played in your region" error


I paid a lot of money for this DVD player, and it has hardly worked. It worked fine for DVD's of all regions, then one day I played a music CD and ever since then it dispalys the message above with DVD's. Very frustarting as you can imagine! I have reset to factory settings as in the manual (holding pause, backward button and ON at teh same time). It still work work. Boo hoo. I cannever get through to Panasonic and am getting desperate. Please help me if you can...... this dvd player should play all regions as std. Thnx in advance, Bev.

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Re: Panasonic DVD-LX9 "disc may not be played in your...

Try cleaning the lens with a cleaner?
So it only reads music/Audio CDs and won't play DVDs?
Do you get an HO2 or HO7 error? If it is that it might be
the spindle motor.

You might try this website also to reflash the firmware:


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