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"wrong region" How do I change the "region" on my DVD player as whenever we put in a DVD it says "wrong region"

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  1. Method 1:
  2. Open the disc tray
  3. Press SETUP
  4. Navigate to the preferences page
  5. Enter 138931
  6. Select the region using UP/DOWN
  7. Press PLAY
  1. Method 2:
  2. Open tray
  3. Press 9, 9, 9, 9, 0

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To change the Region code on your DVD player, open Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device manager, and click on DVD/CD ROM drives, then right click on the DVD drive and click Properties then click on DVD Region.
You can enter a new region and it also shows you how many changes have been made.
NOTE you can make only 4 changes and the player will lock permanently on the 4th change.
If you want to play DVDs from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmware to make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrong firmware the player will be a piece of junk.
The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece of software (Passkey for DVD) that allows you to play DVDs from any region and Passkey for Blu-ray that allows you to play Blu-rays from any region. There are several available on the Internet but my favourite is DVD-Region Free From: -
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You just bought a wrong DVD-player or DVD-disc for your country.Although I believe it is illegal you could try to 'hack' your DVD-player and make it region-free. A list of DVD-players that can be hacked you find here.http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks
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You can enter a new region and it also shows you how many changes have been made.
NOTE you can make only 4 changes and the player will lock permanently on the 4th change.
If you want to play DVD from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmware to make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrong firmware the player will be a piece of junk.
The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece of software that allows you to play DVDs from any region. There are several available on the Internet but my favourite is DVD-Region Free

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You can only change the region code 4 times then it locks on the last change.
There are some firmware upgrades that can change the drive to region free, if you can screw it up or put in the wrong frmware upgrade then the DVD drive will be a piece on junk.
I suggest you install a region free software that will allow you to play and region DVDs.
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