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Toshiba SD3960

17 user region code comments

September 30, 2007 Post region code/hack comment
PostRegion code hack posted by gabeb, September 28 2004:

I've been able to successfully play various region encoded DVD's only by changing the .ifo files. Every instance of PAL needs to be changed to NTSC. The same goes for the region coding. In other words, this DVD player does have a PAL to NTSC converter built in we just have to find the correct codes to hack it now.

PostRegion code hack posted by adsinfolook, November 20 2004:

Here is a possible hack for TOSHIBA SD 3960.

Press hold for a few seconds.
Pres 7,8,9,OK,0. (or possible ENTER button)
In the left corner you should see a 0.
That is it.

My friend gave me this hack, he says it worked on his player. I am a region 1. However, I don't have another region DVD to test this with, so would like to hear from any one who has and can test this. Thanks.

PostRegion code hack posted by rahdna, December 29 2004:


My remote control didn't have 'hold' or 'OK' buttons, so I couldn't try the above hack -- however, it does appear that the Toshiba SD 240 hack works on the SD3960. It goes as follows:

1. Press the Open button on your remote control to open the drive tray
2. Press the 2 button on your remote control
3. Press the 4 button on your remote control
4. Press the 0 button on your remote control
5. Press the 3 button on your remote control
6. Press the 9 button on your remote control
7. Press the 6 button on your remote control
8. Press the 0 button on your remote control
9. Press the Enter button on your remote control to change the region to 1 for region 1, 2 for region 2, and so on, or 9 for multi-region playback
10. Press the Open button on your remote control to close the drive tray
11. Power off the DVD player
12. Power on the DVD player

PostRegion code hack posted by oldclifford, December 29 2004:

Hi, rahdna:
I just tried the method you suggest. However, I can not get it to work. No menu or slections showed on the screen after I press the code (2403960). Any idea about it?

PostOther hack posted by foambullet, February 07 2005:

I will confirm that the second hack worked on my player. I am a Region 1 and got my DVD player to play a Region 3 disc.

The disc I tested with was Battle Royale (the Korean version), when I tried it before the hack it wouldn't play but I am watching now after using the hack.

PostRegion code hack posted by bolid, March 08 2005:

None of the above methods work!
We still need a hack for the SD-3960...

PostRegion code hack posted by Saul, March 10 2005:

I just tried the hack posted by rahdna on December 29 2004, and it worked!

PostRegion code hack posted by Bolid, March 11 2005:

When you follow rahdna's description, what happens in step no. 9?
Is there suppose to be some kind of indication on the screen after you press Enter?
Is there suppose to be any indication on the screen with any of the key presses?

PostRegion code hack posted by kevin waddell, March 14 2005:

Just a note to say this is a gem of multi regional DVD player picked it up for 50 at best buy. Use the codes listed in the earlier a ton on a multi regional player.

PostRegion code hack posted by bolid, March 18 2005:

What earlier hacks are you talking about? None of the above methods works.
You must just be making up these numbers?
Or else please be more descriptive so also a dummy like me can understand how it is done!

PostRegion code hack posted by guillermo tovar, March 19 2005:

I, need change region on my dvd,to free or all region please send me one solution, tanks.
toshiba sd3960

PostRegion code hack posted by Tom, March 29 2005:

Here is the answer to the Toshiba 3960 puzzle.
There are indeed two versions of this player and the switch happened in June 2004. The older version has a better video chip but does not allow the 2403960 hack while the new version has slightly reduced picture quality but accepts the hack to be made region free. If you want to find out all the details look at this tread: ... did=457837

Hope this clears things up!

PostRegion code hack posted by caromirko, April 23 2005:

Hey, we just purchased The Toshiba SD-3960 and used RAHDNA's method, absolute perfection!!! SO simple, we have tried it with Region 1/2 and 0 DVD's, also CD music playback and CD with JPEG's and all work perfectly!!!!
What a simple and easy solution!!

PostRegion code hack posted by Ebon, May 26 2005:

I own one of these machines (region 1 / USA / NTSC) and just did the...

OPEN, 2, 4, 0, 3, 9, 6, 0 (then enter to cycle through region choices), close, power off, power on


It worked perfectly.

In fact, I was actualy surprised when a region 'menu' appeared on screen. It is more of just a visual cue than a menu, but hey. It looked like this ( REGION -1- ) minus the parenthesis. Pressing enter alowed me to cycle through the region numbers. I set it on 9 (which I gather is 'multi-region').

Just thought I'd share my findings. And many thanks to the original poster of this hack. Cheers mate!

(This machine was purchaced recently - FEB 05 or therbouts.)

PostRegion code hack posted by BSouther, July 07 2006:

I tried this hack on two Toshiba SD3960 players (SD-3960SU) wih date stamps
indicating they were manufactured in April 2004 and July 2004. It did not work
on either player.

PostRegion code hack posted by lestat1600, March 19 2007:

just got a region 2 copy of twin peaks. it would not play on dvd player till i entered the following code w/remote control and power on the dvd player and tv.(make sure no disc is in player) once you see no disc enter the following code:
open button on remote (then the following numbers)
2, 4, 0, 3, 9, 6, 0. (region 1 should appear on tv screen)
push enter button to change region. (everytime enter is pushed region should change 1-9) 9 is all regions. set mine to 9 and it plays the region 2 i just got.

PostRegion code hack posted by stock2007, September 30 2007:

I tried the 2403960 hack posted by some of you, and this doesn't work. This is probably because my remote control doesn't have an 'ENTER' button, or 'OK' button. If it worked for your machine, then great.

Some others have also posted a hack that you need to burn onto a CD and then install onto your DVD player. This is not necessary.

Others have also posted that '9' is the number for multi-region, this is incorrect: Actually '0' is the multi region number.

The only hack that seems to work is the 9879[insert needed number].

So all you need to do, once the start screen is on is press:

9879; then 0 for multi-region.
Then you will get a message in the top right hand corner that says: 'this machine has been set to region 0' - this means it is now set to multi-region. Then just turn the player off and back on again and insert your disc.

If you want it to play only a particular region, then choose either 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc.

I'm not sure, but I think this hack should work for all Toshiba DVD players.

Happy viewing.

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