Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.
Sorry to hear you’re having trouble, Richie.
Honestly, there isn't anything you can do in this case. Your player is hardware locked and cannot be changed.
These region codes were set up by the movie studios to help prevent piracy, and there is no easy way around them. While there are other models that can be adjusted via firmware (the 3200, for example) even that is limited to standard dvd regions, it would not unlock bluray. Your model has no adjustment available or possible.
This region coding protocol is physically built into the hardware (chips on the control board) of the player, and changing it would require physical modifications to the player (swapping out chips) that would void the warranty and often permanently damage the player.
Your best options are to re-purchase the discs you want to play in your country with the proper region code, or buy a purpose made region-free player that does not have this hardware restriction.
I'm sorry there isn't a more optimistic answer here, it's simply a design limitation of the player. If you'd like help finding a suitable replacement, let me know.
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