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Change regions Can anyone provide me with instructions on how to change Region 1 to 2

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Try the following - it worked for me with my DCP850/37...

To fix, follow the instructions below. 1. Turn your machine on. 2 Press Setup on the remote. 3. Press Preference. 4. Type on remote 9653. The use arrow keys to select Region "0". 5. Then click OK and the machine should now recognise multiple region zone DVDs.

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