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I have found the following solution for a region code problem on my LG RH1757 DVD player that would not play DVD's that do not have either the South African Region code or the All region code on. We have bought DVD's from Amazon with most like the region code for the USA on it. Press 'setup' on the remote Scroll down to the 'lock' icon Press 0 seven times - you'll get onscreen confirmation I would like to know if the above solution wil work. Sincerely yours S Swart

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  • steve_swart Oct 22, 2010

    Yes it did work and I am now able to view DVD's from any region. It did make it region code free.

    Thank you very much.

    Steve Swart

  • steve_swart Oct 22, 2010

    Yes, it works.

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You can find out by testing it, no harm done. But Its not guaranteed.

1 Use the remote
2 Press HOME
3 Move to SETUP
2 Scroll down to LOCK (no need to enter LOCK options)
3 Press '0' seven times
A message that confirms that the player is region free will appear on the screen!

it has been reported to work on some LG models.

Posted on Oct 22, 2010

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