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Dave Kendall Posted on Mar 19, 2017

Won't play some DVDs

In the UK and have a Toshiba SD-420E DVD player. Had a it a few years (maybe 3) and bought it from now defunct Techtronics where is was chipped for Multi Region. It has become occassionally awkward to take DVDs - opens the drive and won't play, or won't close the drive or the drives opens then shuts before you can grab the disc. This has been acceptable since a couple of retrys normally sorts it and it does not happen all the time. Recently, however, I can't get it to play new DVDS. We bought the Wizard of Oz and Casino Royale (UK Region) and it won't accept them - you close the drive and it opens it again. After 3 tries or so it then powers off and you start the process again. Can't understand this as it plays all our other DVDs both UK and US region. Any ideas please ?

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Mike McWhinney

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  • Posted on Jan 17, 2008

SOURCE: Can only play DVDs for one region code.

Most DVDs can only play DVDs from a single region. However, they sometimes allow you to change the region at least one time. Another option is to make your DVD player region free. This is a hack that can be performed. Once you do this, you can play DVDs from any region.

Please see the following link for more information:



  • Posted on Feb 02, 2008

SOURCE: toshiba HD-A35 region unlock

I am in need to find what an error code is on my HD DVD player. The code is 408 bc 504.


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  • Posted on May 08, 2008

SOURCE: Toshiba SD-K760 region codes.

I found this on another site, worked for me, hope it helps...

icon_minipost.gifRegion code hack posted by Stratos, April 30 2006:
1. Press the Open button on your remote control to open the drive tray
2. Press the 2403960 button on your remote control
3. Press the 1 button on your remote control to change the region to 1, 2 for region 2, and so on, or 9 for multi-region playback. New region number will appear on screen.
4. Press the Open button on your remote control to close the drive tray
5. Power off the DVD player
6. Power on the DVD player


L Jefferson

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  • Posted on Aug 07, 2008

SOURCE: I have just bought a

- Power ON
- Open Tray
- Enter Cod : 9879 and 0 For All Region Free ( For A Few Seconds In Uper Right Corner Will Appare : { Now Your Region Is Set To " 0 " } Or Some Thing Like That)
- Close Tay
- Power OFF
- Power ON

Try this it should work ok in making this player region free so you can play any dvd's.


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  • Posted on Nov 07, 2008

SOURCE: Unlocking region code

Hi. Same problem re TOSHIBA portable DVD player bought in the USA, model SD-P91SKN. Wonder if anyone found the solution to unlock it to multi-region? Thanks!


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