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Region Free Code: Philips DVP 5980

Hi there,

Wondering whether you could let me know where I might find a free region code unlock-code for the Philips DVP5980 DVD Player?

Many thanks,


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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    a code that will make my dvd player
    region free



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This worked perfectly, thank you!

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I just want to add that this worked a charm with my EU (region 2) model.


Posted on Feb 16, 2008


Philis Dvd Player Dvp 5980

Region code hack posted by Freibis, September 03 2007:
1.Power on tray closed whithout disc
2.RC "SET UP".
4.on RC press 138931
5.shows zone code
6.whith UP/DOWN choose zone code "0" .
7.on rc press"SET UP".
8.Clear and ready for work
9.used and tested in Europe

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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Any one know the original password of this model(DVP5980k)?
many thanks

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

Thanks worket straight away!!!!

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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