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Toshiba SD3990 15 user region code/hacks January 04, 2009 Post region code/hack comment
Region code hack posted by abitRip, April 24 2006:

To "unlock" all-region capabilty, all I had to do was keep the tray OPEN and press, 2403960. It took me to a region setting menu.I pressed "enter" several times to "9" which is all-region. I could also just enter "9" on the remote. Credits to SL (RI)




Region code posted by raju, April 27 2006:

this hack dose not work it makes the dvd player bad after a while it stoped playing after 2 or more dvds you play, i have tryed it with like 5 dvd player now, if you want your dvd player not to work then use this hack, and bestbut will not take my dvd player back now



Region code hack posted by Dave, April 28 2006:

It is a software disc mod. The remote hack posted above only works with the 3980 and older toshiba players. I saw someone at a local store modify one with a software disc. It works as I have purchased it. But I don't know where to get that disc. If anyone has it, that would solve our mystery.



Region code hack posted by hugos, May 09 2006:

This may not work on all models

1. Power on and open the tray
2. Enter: 2, 4, 0, 3, 9, 6 and 0
3. Press the required region number (9 = region free)

The hack does work, but keep in mind that no menu pops up, you just press the desired region number after the code. So region free would be: 2-4-0-3-9-6-0-9



Region code hack posted by JON, May 10 2006:

THIS HACK is for Toshiba SD3990 to make it REGION FREE

Note: YOU WILL NOT SEE ANY MENU SCREEN OF YOUR TV WHILE
APPLYING THIS HACK!!!!

(No confirmation will appear on your TV screen, you
just need to put your region DVD to test if you've
successfully hacked it)
--------------------------------------------------------

Just follow the instruction below:

1) POWER ON YOUR DVD PLAYER
2) OPEN THE DVD PLAYER DISC TRAY
3) THEN ON YOUR REMOTE PRESS the following in order

2, 4, 0, 3, 9, 6 , 0 , 9

4) CLOSE YOUR DVD PLAYER DISC TRAY
5) POWER OFF YOUR DVD PLAYER
6) POWER BACK ON YOUR DVD PLAYER AND ENTER A REGION DISC
TO TEST IF YOU'VE SUCCESSFUL UNLOCKED IT TO REGION ALL.











Region code hack posted by JON, May 10 2006:



THIS HACK is for Toshiba SD3990 to make it REGION FREE


Note: YOU WILL NOT SEE ANY MENU SCREEN OF YOUR TV WHILE
APPLYING THIS HACK!!!!

(No confirmation will appear on your TV screen, you
just need to put your region DVD to test if you've
successfully hacked it)
--------------------------------------------------------


Just follow the instruction below:

1) POWER ON YOUR DVD PLAYER
2) OPEN THE DVD PLAYER DISC TRAY
3) THEN ON YOUR REMOTE PRESS the following in order

2, 4, 0, 3, 9, 6 , 0 , 9

4) CLOSE YOUR DVD PLAYER DISC TRAY
5) POWER OFF YOUR DVD PLAYER
6) POWER BACK ON YOUR DVD PLAYER AND ENTER A REGION DISC
TO TEST IF YOU'VE SUCCESSFUL UNLOCKED IT TO REGION ALL.






Region code hack posted by Fangry, August 11 2006:

I've tried this hack and it works great! There is actually a visual confirmation that the code has been entered properly. As soon as you key in the region number you want, it will appear on the top right of the screen for about a second.

What's nice about this hack is that it can always be reversed. Just enter the code again and change the region back to which ever you are in.



Region code hack posted by Fennel3469, September 26 2006:

The 24039609 hack works great.

Also, there IS on-screen recognition of the hack. After you press the last "9", you should see "9" appear in the upper right hand corner.



Region code hack posted by G-Man, November 18 2006:

This hack works great. I bought the players for $50 in Best Buy and it plays DIVX material I downloaded two years ago. Great player for the price, thanks for the hack.



Region code hack posted by Robert, December 25 2006:

Got one with November06 date code and the hack listed here does not work did they change the firmware ?



Region code posted by raju, January 13 2007:

i just got mine from www.popularelect.com, its region free no need for anything and if anything goses wrong they take it back



Region code hack posted by Daniel Park, January 15 2007:

The posted hack didn't work for me, either. I'm guessing new firmware update must have kaboshed it.

My date of manufacture is Oct 2006.



Region code hack posted by Steve, August 06 2007:

I know this isn't allowed, but I want readers to know that the above hack works. Just tried it and it successfully plays my UK DVDs. August 8, 2007, 11:01 pm. It does work for SD 3990 players.



Region code hack posted by Pilou, January 03 2009:

'REGION CODE FREE' HACK
ON A 'REGION 1'
TOSHIBA SD-3990SC
BUILT 09/2006

****This seems to take care of what seemed to be 'region code unbreakable SD-3990 units' manufactured in the fall of 2006, the problem being hypothetically attributed to a 'firmware upgrade'.***** ;-)

Hurray! After browsing thru all Toshiba DVD hacks, I was able after 3 hours of reading and trial and error to unlock it using the provided Toshiba SE-R0213 remote on my 'Made in China' Toshiba SD-3990SC DVD PLAYER. The previously published standard hacks did NOT work on my Sept 2006 SD-3990. It was great fun. Afterwards. ;-)

For the record, the manufacture date is 'September 2006 CZ' and the SN:#MC110A006864. My Toshiba SD-3990 remote bears the parts number SE-R0213. Inside the player, the chip is a ZORAN ZR 36882ELCG A1U6BGP0626XX Vaddis 882 and there is lots of free air in there between the tiny boards, believe me. But there is absolutely no need to open it in hindsight.

I was able to get inspiration from previously published Toshiba's DVD region code hacks and remote control steps (to see the firmware version); I came up with a hybrid hack sequence which unlocked mine on the spot!

How to do it:

0-BEFORE THE HACK: a zone 2 dvd gives the 'incorrect region code' message
1-REMOVE ANY DISC
2-SD-3990 DVD PLAYER: POWER OFF
3-SD-3990 DVD PLAYER: POWER ON wait for 'no' to appear on player LCD
4-REMOTE: OPEN TRAY
5-REMOTE: ANGLE (this is the new previously unpublished SD-3990 region code hack step)
6-REMOTE: 2, 4, 0, 3, 9, 6, 0, 9
(ONLY AT THAT LAST DIGIT DOES APPEAR A BLUE 9 SQUARE AT TOP RIGHT!!!!!)
7-REMOTE: CLOSE TRAY
8-SD-3990 DVD PLAYER: POWER OFF
9-SD-3990 DVD PLAYER: POWER ON
10-AFTER HACK: A France zone 2 'Noce blanche' DVD plays perfectly so does a 'Mountain men' zone 1 DVD.

I do not know if this hacks works on SD-3990 built before 09/ 2006 for which hacks were already published here.

ENJOY- Profitez-en! I wish many take advantage of this hack. Let me know!



Region code hack posted by Pilou, January 04 2009:

Addendum to my previous Jan 03 2009 hack:

When
tray open,
angle,
display
my tv screen showed very briefly, with my Sept 2006 Toshiba SD-3990SC player, the player's firmware version on which the aforementioned Jan 3 2009 hack worked:
TOMEI SD-3990 MP Version 1.43 R1





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