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Region restriction code

A message saying region restriction displays when I try to play certain games and movies.

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  • Ballar Apr 05, 2008

    I don't know what region my ps3 is in. What doesn't play is certain dvd's from rental store. or all dvd's from rental store i have tried. Also I can't play any of my ps2 or ps1 games.

  • Ballar Apr 06, 2008

    I don't know what xmb means. I'm in US and one of the settings was in Japanese. I switched that but the message still comes "This disc cannot be started due to region restrictions" when i try to play a ps2 or ps1 game. I have created an account already but still same problems exist. If you could clarify what xmb means or give me step by step i would appreciate it. When my ps3 came in the mail the directions were in japanese as well as the ps3 internet even when i change all the settings to english. I'm stumped.

  • Ballar Apr 06, 2008

    My ps3 is also receiving an error message when i try to login. It says "An error occurred during communication with the server. This is a DNS error. )80710102)

  • devid20 Oct 09, 2008

    I need to find a way toremove the region coding on my ps3. Any ideas?

  • steven hyatt
    steven hyatt May 11, 2010

    What region is your account set to, and where are you getting the games from?

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Hi i have an english ps3 and a american ps2 game i want to play how do i change the region on it???

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Well, whatever location you set your playstation should set the region when you created your account. I don't believe they are hardlocked to regions. You could try adjusting the settings in the xmb, there are options for region control.

Hope this helps.

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    steven hyatt Apr 07, 2008

    I stand corrected, if you have a japanese ps3 it will play ps3 games and connect to the network fine, however it will not play us region dvd's ps2 or ps1 games.

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