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Remove DVD discs from the draw.
Before you can hack the DVD you have to set the command mode of the machine to 1. This is not too difficult. First see if the hack remote works. If the hack remote works (play, pause stop, power etc) then the machine is already on command mode 1.Use the original remote control to go in the setup menu. Locate the command mode / command frequency. Menu option setup >> other >> command freq. Or Initial >> options >> command freq.
You will have to change the command mode of the original remote control too. If it has a switch change to 1. If is doesn't have a switch, hold enter and 1 down together for 10 seconds. Now both the original remote control and the hack remote will be working the DVD.
There is one more fun thing you need to do before you can use the magic yellow button on the hack remote. You will need to put the DVD into service mode. See instructions for this below for your model. Note. it will say "Mecha lock" first then "service in", so keep holding / turning until it says "service in"
So with the hack remote working (power/play etc) and the machine saying service in (a service screen is usually showing on the TV with option 0..9).Hold down on yellow button for 5 seconds then release. Keep pointed at the DVD player
Data Reset usually shows. Sometimes the hack works fine but you don't see Data Reset. I have pressed 0 then the option showing on the TV to return to main service option then held/released the yellow. Either way you can turn the mains off and try a region 1 disc.
DAV-S550 DAV-s880 DAV-S888
Hold all three buttons down together; Display+Stop+Prev & then turn volume control. On machine not remote control!
DAV-SB300 DAV-SR4W DAV-SB500 DAV-SR1 DAV-SR2 DAV-SR3
Hold both STOP and EJECT down, whilst held down press volume+ control. On machine not remote control!
DAV-SC5 DAV-SC8 DAV-SC6 DAV-SR1
Hold both SKIP- and EJECT down, whilst held down press volume+ control. On machine not remote control!
DAV-DZ100 DAV-DZ500 DAV-SA30 DAV-EA20 DAV-DZ630 DAV-DZ111 DAV-DZ410 DAV-DZ230 DAV-DZ260 DAV-DZ300 DAV-DZ700 DAV-DZ830 DAV-TZ230 DAV-TZ510 DAV-TZ630
Hold both STOP and EJECT down, whilst held down turn the volume control up. (Spin volume control knob fairly quickly)
DAV-C700 DAV-C770 DAV-S400
Hold both DISPLAY and STOP down, whilst held down turn the volume control. (Spin volume control knob fairly quickly)
Black and white picture. If the disc now plays but is in black and white or picture is flashing; Go in to the setup menu and change the video output LINE 1 to RGB
DVD draw locked; Hold both stop and eject down for 5 seconds. (This is a dealer lock used in stores to stop kids/thieves taking demo DVDs)