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Hello,

Sumsung usually has letters before the numbers.Would you check the model # at the back of the player for this

It could be something like DVD-D5124 or DVD-S5124, etc.

And do you know what region you are currently set for?

Since you may have DVD-S124 try this solution to become region free. It is quite convoluted, but most of these are so you may want to copy this and paste into Notepad or any writer program so you can save and print a copy.

[from videohelp.com]

1.)Leave disc tray empty.
2.)Power up player.
3.)Press Play and Stop on player simultaneously for around 3 sec.
Language screen should appear.
4.)Press "repeat" on remote, then 76884
5.)Press 9 for region free player.
6.)Press the open button on player.
7.)After 15 sec Press "Power/Standby on remote.

You should now be region free.

Regards,
Worldvet

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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