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I don't know what you've been told, but you can only convert this player to region free using a programmable universal remote made by One-for-All. This cannot be done using the Sony remote supplied with the home theater / Blu-ray player. In addition, this player can only be made region free for DVDs - not for Blu-ray discs.
The MAGIC key is on One-for-All remotes, not on your Sony remote. Please do not attempt to apply any instructions you've received to your Sony remote. You should also note that unlocking the player will invalidate any warranty which is still in effect.
If you have a programmable One-for-All universal remote, please let me know and I will explain the instructions for unlocking the player in more detail. If you don't have one of these remotes, you will need to buy one before you can unlock the player. Only certain models of One-for-All remote are suitable for this purpose.
Posted on Mar 23, 2011
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Programming the 7040 OneforAll remote to enable region free playback of DVD's on the Sony BDP-S350 Quote: 1. Press DVD 2. Hold the magic button until the DVD button flashes twice. 3. Press 0533 4. Hold the magic button until the DVD button flashes twice. 5. Press 994 6. Press Magic Key (don't hold) 7. Press 1891 (this sets key 1 - the DVD button flashes twice) 8. Hold the magic button until the DVD button flashes twice. 9. Press 994 10. Press Magic Key (don't hold) 11. Press 2552 (this sets key 2 - the DVD button flashes twice) 12. Hold the magic button until the DVD button flashes twice. 13. Press 994 14. Press Magic Key (don't hold) 15. Press 0953 (this sets key 3 - the DVD button flashes twice) 16. Hold the magic button until the DVD button flashes twice. 17. Press 994 18. Press Magic Key (don't hold) 19. Press 2214 (this sets key 4 - the DVD button flashes twice) 20. Hold the magic button until the DVD button flashes twice. . 21. Press 994 22. Press Magic Key (don't hold) 23. Press 0795 (this sets key 5 - the DVD button flashes twice) Done - the remote is now programmed and ready to use Quote: 1. Now to make your player region free use the Sony remote that came with the player to bring it out of standby and wait while HOME is displayed 2. Make sure there isn't a disc in the machine. 3. Now on the OneforAll remote press 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (The blue 24p light on the player will start flashing) 4. Put the player back into standby with the Sony remote 5. That's it, the next time you turn on the player it will be region free for DVD playback If the blue 24p light doesn't flash then it hasn't worked, try a new set of batteries and start a fresh Good luck
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