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DVD region code lock unlocking on PS3

Is it possible?
I bought my PS3 from Singapore.
I now live in Australia.
My PS3 cannot play rental DVDs with Region 4 and cannot play DVD for all regions.

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  • AlltheFish Feb 09, 2008

    We live in the North America, my daughter is studying Mandarin in school. She was given some DVD movies in Mandarin to aid in listening to the language. They look to be legally published and distributed movies. Of course the region code is China.
    We would like to be able to configure the PS3 to play these movies.

  • ever8tt Feb 09, 2008

    I have a PS3 that I bought in dubai and they told me it was multi regional. Well it turned out not be and plays american dvd's. and although I can live with that as I have a normal dvd player what would be great is if I could play PS2 games. I tried in the past too only be told that the game is the wrong region? I never knew P" games where regionalised. It's great that PS3 games aren't but what about all my PS2 games. Is there any way around this?

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    Well I am from Norway and my PS3 is from Hong Kong thats means that the Ps3 is in zone 3 and I am in Zone 2... please HELP MEEE........

  • Iain4Iain Feb 21, 2008

    I have also Got myself a PS3 from Singapore and it loks like its stuck on region 1... Can anyone help me change this to region 2 or region free....

  • sihair bhandari Apr 20, 2008

    Hi All I have a PS Bought in Japan, It dose not play UK DVD's or Blue Ray,

    Please provide me with the code to clear this problem so that i can play UK region DVD's.



    Thanks

    SIHAIRV@AOL.COm

  • lewi man May 25, 2008

    hello im having trouble playing pal dvds on my ps3 and also blue rays as my ps3 is imported from japan is there any way around this.. thanks   mark lewis

  • Anonymous Jun 30, 2008

    I have a hong kong ps3 and am fustrated at not being able to play region 2 dvd's. is there some way of unlocking the console? TEZZABOY

  • hally14 Jul 02, 2008

    i have a sony ps3 60gb from hk. i am wanting to play australian dvds and ps2 games on it. is it possible to change the region code?? or is it possible to use a Region X disk to change it.

  • Anonymous Jul 04, 2008

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  • Prabu Venkatraman Aug 29, 2008

    I bought mine from sony world in Chennai, India. I am unable to play my huge collection of DVDs that I bought from the US (Region code 1). If there is a way we can change the region code to 1 or make it region free, it will be good. In the time of globalization and when people travel around, this is a big limitation to restrict purchases for the other part of the globe.

  • khaledhadiya Sep 11, 2008

    I got mine from france and i want to play regoin 1 & 3

  • manta220 Nov 06, 2008

    i purchased dvd's off ebay and they are region 1 and my ps3 which i bought in australia won't play them, can i rectify this problem

  • umamahesh284 Nov 07, 2008

    Unable to play DVD Region 1 & 2 DVD on PS3. The Region code on my PS3 is 5 for DVD & "C" for Bluray. Is there a crack or a patch to fix this issue on PS3, to make it region code free for both DVD & Bluray?

  • umamahesh284 Nov 07, 2008

    Region code fix required to play all region code DVDs on PS3

  • dexterborbe Nov 20, 2008

    My PS3 is from Hong Kong, but I live in the US and want to play US DVDs and Blu-ray discs

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    same prob ps3 40 gig from HK
    live in aus try to play dvd and no go


  • blackfirefar Nov 29, 2008

    same issue. I am in the army stationed in souht korea bout a ps3 but can't play movies help plz.

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    I bought ps3 from South Africa

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    bough a US PS3 and took it back to FRance. It wonlt play Secam DVD

  • Andrea Malta Feb 11, 2009

    Same problem, though bought from Dubai.

  • donfernandes Feb 15, 2009

    I cannot play DVD movies of other Region . I have Sony DVD Rom DDU 1622, Current Region : Region 5, I want to change region But it does not have the system plz help me. my Email Id donhenryfernandes@yahoo.co.in or Call me on 9224332439, From India ( Mumbai)

  • ashleyallen7 May 03, 2009

    I live in Norway and have a Norwegian PS3, but I want to buy American dvd's.

  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    same region code stupid problem with PS3..

    whoes f******* idea was to create a region code in the first place.

    it should be another governmental restriction.. as if the world is not divided enough.

  • andrea-brath May 11, 2010

    bought hong kong ps3 60gb want to use it like uk version how do i unlock codes to make this possible

  • chantellesay
    chantellesay Dec 18, 2012

    Can anyone advise me if my PS3 purchased in SA is able to play region1 dvds. I live in SA and am trying to track down an old movie, had success but the warning is that I won't be able to play in on any dvd that does not allow reion1. Samsung have confirmed I cannot play on my standard dvd player. help.

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Hi, you have to delete de region coding on your DVD, by using a computer (either a mac or PC, or linux) then you can play it. However, if the format is not the same (PAL&NTSC) it's gonna be impossible : for instance, if your PS3 is NTSC, you wont be able to playback PAL content, however, I think it might be possible to the opposite for PAL PS3 owners, since every PAL DVD player can read NTSC (but practically, none of NTSC player read PAL ...) Sad indeed mate.

Its a pain in the *** willing to try converting PAL to NTSC. You better forget it .... However, if its just a region code issue, as I said first, you can just backup it up deleting the CSS (it's illegal... whatever) and burning the region-unlocked movie to a blank DVD and play it ^^

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Ps3 games are region free! and certain blurays are region free (if it has  abc on the back or nothing)

only dvd's are locked! I REPEAT PS3 GAMES ARE REGION FREE even if it has a region on the back it will still work on your ps3

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How can i change my call of duty 4 modern warfare game which is region 1 to region 2

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I am in india purchased ps3 , i do not know exactly my region code is but i am unable to play
rented dvds refered as region 2 and 5. kindly help

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Buy one in your own country

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Here is a step-by-step tutorial about how to remove region code from dvd ... You can check out.

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There is only one way it could be done as far as i know and it worked. Make a copy of your DVD in your computer using nero or some similar program that copy exactly the DVD, this eliminates the code region and instead make an all region code.
It was SO stupid to put on a so damn global device region restrictions!

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Ps3 in new zealand cant play a elton john dvd from the warehouse i dont even know what all this **** is!!

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    ps3 in new zealand cant play a elton john dvd from the warehouse i dont even know what all this **** is!!

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Ps3 games are region codedlet my say again they are region coded the ps3 itself is not

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Hi i want to buy an add on for killzone 2 but the game is region 3 and the add on is region 1 and i heard that the game is region three so can i buy the add on? please reply

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The important feature is the foreign language. It is the Disney release of Mulan for China and has been dubbed into Mandarin.
We already own the English version.
thanks.

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Hi guys I want unlock my ps3 but I dont know how can I do that can u help to me for do that

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

Make a backup of the dvd. It usually makes it region 0 (meaning no region code). PS3 will play them.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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Hi Lleuclid,

With the indulgence of yalmer...

To my knowledge, PS3s are basically region free, unfortunately it is the TV (more often) that can not display the video. Australia and Singapore both are using PAL (576i) system while Region 4 is using NTSC (480i), completely different color system. Hence the TV where the PS3 is connected to should be capable of either PAL or NTSC. Alternately, most PAL TVs can play 480i (NTSC) if and only if they’re hooked up using SCART RGB connector.

On to your other concern of making a Daewoo DV-900 region free, pls try below steps:
1.Open tray
2.With Control push 8 2 8 6 and 0
3.It will display on screen REGION FREE
4.Close tray
5.Ready

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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