this region code solution as per
Power up the player and open the tray. With the tray open, hit the setup button and then 0000 and then the "Up" button.
On the Setup menu, go to Version and hit enter. Go to region code and change the number to 0 for region free and hit setup again to save.
Power up the player and open the tray.
Press the SETUP button. The setup menu appears.
Press ZERO on the remote control four times - 0000
Press the CHAPTER FORWARD button - the one on the bottom right of the remote control unit that looks like a double arrow with a bar.
A new menu item appears, "Version". There is a REGION option you can select, and this can be set to zero "0" for all regions. Once you see its set to region 0, press SETUP to exit, close the tray and power off. When you power up again, its region free. RCE disks work fine in this unit.
To recap - open the tray, press setup, press 0-0-0-0, press Chapter Forward, select Version, choose 0 for region free, press setup again.
1) Turn on the System
2) Open the tray
3) Press "setup" button
4) Press four times the number "8": 8888
5) Press the "Next Chapter" button (>>|)
6) Appear a menu called "Setup Factory"
7) Select with the cursor movement key "Region All"
8) Press "setup" button to save de changes.