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REGION UNLOCK FOR DVD/HOME THEATHER

I bought some dvds at amazon.com that won´t play in my DVD. I live in Brazil, which is Region 4 and the DVDs are Region 1. How do I unlock my Home Theather to be a Region free?
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Luciana

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    The equipment is a Samsung HTX250T.

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Try this:

1. Remove disc from tray.
2. Switch off player and unplug power cord.
3. Wait 30 seconds, then reconnect power cord.
4. Turn on player with remote. Wait for player to finish loading and display 'no disc'.
5. Press enter on remote. (There will be no on-screen response.)
6. Press 8, 4, 2, 6, 9 on the remote. (There will be no on-screen response.)
7. Press enter on the remote. Player will automatically shut off.
8. Turn player on.
9. Turn off.
10. Turn player on then off again.
11. Player is now region-free.

did you follow the steps carefully.
the number "9" on this hack is region free.
you could go back and try the hack again,following the steps,to see if it works.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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