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How do I change the area code on my HDD/Video recorder. I was

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How do I change the area code on my HDD/Video recorder. I was given some DVDs which it can't play because the code is wrong.
Thank you
James Kean
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  carlday1 replied 2 years ago.
HI James,
Thank you for using Just Answer my name is ***** ***** I will help with your question.
Many modern dvd players tend to have there regions fixed and you may find that you are unable to unlock the player to be region free.
If you could send me the model number of your player I will have a loo at the service information and see if I can find a solution for you.
Regards,
Carl
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

HI Carl, Thanks for your response. The Model No. of my DVD/HDD recorder is: DVD-SH893M XEU Manufactured 20/10/03

Hope you can help me with this.

Thank you

James Kean

Expert:  carlday1 replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
Could you try this,
Turn on dvd player with no dvd in the player
Press 'menu' button
In Main Menu press 57538
Region code should be displayed in the top right hand corner
Whilst the current region number is ***** displayed, press 9 for code free
Press the "Open/Close" button on the remote. The tray will open. Leave it open for a about 6 seconds.
Press the "On/off" button on the remote.
It may not work first time so you may need to try a few times if this does not work I will send you some other things to try.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

The player doesn't appear to have the facility to change any numbers via the menu. Anything else I can try?

Expert:  carlday1 replied 2 years ago.
Are you able to type in 57538? you just need to type it in nothing should happen until the full number is *****

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