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"Cannot Play PAL disc"

Afte nearly two years faultless working my DVDR330V/05 now announces via a flash on screen that it "Cannot Play PAL disc" when I try to play any DVD - and that included commercially purchased ones.
Must have reprogrammed itself somehow.
How can I unlock it and make it do as its told???

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Re: "Cannot Play PAL disc"

Try a power on reboot. hold the power button for 12 seconds. it will reboot.

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