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Thanks for your interest. How do i reset to international

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Thanks for your interest.
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: How do i reset to international DVD Code player ; Panasonic DMR- PWT 530
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: a. From purchase this player has only played the "local" code dicks.
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: b. No trouble shooting tried yet; set works well just require 'regin code reset
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Recorders and Players
Expert:  Nathan replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I'm Nathan.
Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this but I'll do my best to help you.

Expert:  Nathan replied 5 months ago.

Honestly, there isn't anything you can do in this case. The problem here is that the player is designed for and locked to a specific region while you're attempting to play a disc from another region. These region codes were set up by the movie studios to help prevent piracy, and there is no easy way around them. While you may see some “hacks” online, they are not applicable to all models, as most do not have the ability to be overridden by a software adjustment, including yours. Combo player/recorder units are virtually never unrestricted.

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.

Best regards, ***** ***** for the answer,

Nathan

Expert:  Nathan replied 4 months ago.

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Nathan