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Hack Details for your AIWA DVD, Blu-Ray or HD DVD Player

AIWA XR-DV170

1. Press the power button on the player to turn it off.
2. Press and hold the TOP MENU, MENU and OSD buttons on the player until the word FACTORY appears on the LCD display.
3. Press the power button on the player to turn the player off again.
4. Insert any DVD disc and power on the player.

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AIWA XR-DV370KN

1. Press the PAUSE then ENTER buttons on the remote control.
2. Press 3, 1, 4, 1, 5, 9 on the remote control
3. You can then choose the regions using the remote control, with 0 for region-free, 1 for region 1, 2 for region 2, etc.
4. Press PAUSE on the remote control.
5. Power off the player for a few seconds.
6. Power on your player.
To check the firmware revision:

1. Press the SETUP button on the remote control.
2. Select TV ASPECT and then place the cursor on the 16:9 WIDE option.
3. Press 1, 3, 9, 7, 1, 3, 9 and ENTER on the remote control.
4. The firmware revision number should be displayed.
5. Press SETUP on the remote control to exit.

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AIWA XD-DW1

1. Open the drive lid and insert any disc, then close the lid.
2. Open the drive lid and remove the disc.
3. Close the drive lid and immediately press the STOP button on the unit.
4. After a few moments, enter 8,7,1,0 on the remote coontrol.
5. Press 1 for region 1, 2 for region 2, etc, or FAST FORWARD for multiregion.

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AIWA XD-DW5, XD-DW7

1. Open the drive lid and insert any disc, then close the lid.
2. Open the drive lid and remove the disc.
3. Close the drive lid and immediately press the STOP button on the unit (ie almost in synchronization).
4. After a few moments, enter 8,7,2,0 on the remote coontrol.
5. Press 1 for region 1, 2 for region 2, etc, or FAST FORWARD for multiregion.

Note: if this method doesn't work, then try the method above for DW1 model, or try the next method:

1. Turn the player on with no disc inserted and wait until No Disc appears on the display.
2. Press Stop on the remote control, followed by 8, 7, 3, 0, followed by the region number required, or use Fast Forward for region free.

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AIWA XD-DV480

1. Connect the DVD player.
2. Use the remote control to turn power on.
3. Wait until No Disc appears.
4. Press Pause and key in the following: 8, 9, 2, 6 - the display will show CODE__.
5. Within 5 seconds press 00 for all regions, or enter region number (01, 02 etc).
6. Press Pause and Power.

To view the firmware version of this player:

1. Press the Setup button on the remote control.
2. Select TV Aspect and place the cursor on the 16:9 Wide option.
3. Using the remote control enter the code 1, 3, 9, 7, 1, 3 and 9.
4. Press the Enter button.
5. You should now see the version information screen.
6. Pressing Setup button on the remote control to exit this info.

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AIWA HT-DV90

1. Press the DVD/CD button on the remote control.
2. Press the Open button on the remote control to open the drive tray.
3. Using the remote control, press the buttons C, 2, 5, 8, 0 and C, in order, one at a time.
4. The word TESTMODE should appear on the DVD display, and the onscreen display should indicate the current region setting.
5. Press the Up Arrow on your remote control until 14 02 is shown on the onscreen display.
Note: The 02 indicates the current region and may be different depending on what your player is currently set to.
6. Using the remote control, press the buttons 1 and then 4, then enter 0 and 0 for multi-region, or 0 and 1 for region 1, or 0 and 2 for region 2, and so on.
7. Press the Enter button on the remote control.
8. Press the Return button on the remote control.
9. The word TESTMODE should appear on the DVD display.
10. Press the C button on your remote control.
11. A message should be displayed stating EEP CLR followed by EEP ERR.
12. Place your DVD in the drive tray.
13. Press the Return button on the remote control.

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AIWA XD-DV50

1. Press the power button on the player to turn the unit off.
2. Press and hold the Top Menu, Menu and Display buttons on the unit until the word Factory appears on the LCD display.
3. Press the power button on the player to turn the unit off.
4. Insert any disc and power on the player.
Another method if the above doesn't work:

1. Press the power button on the player to turn the unit off.
2. Press and hold the Top Menu, Menu and Display buttons on the unit until the word Factory appears on the LCD display.
3. Quickly press the power button on the player to turn the unit on
NB: If the hack does not work, you need to perform this step much sooner after step 2.

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AIWA XD-DV520KS

1. Press the Open button on the DVD player itself.
2. The onscreen display should say DVD.
3. Press the Menu button on your remote control.
4. Press the 1 button on your remote control.
5. Press the 6 button on your remote control.
6. Press the 7 button on your remote control.
7. The onscreen display should now request a new region.
8. Press the 1 button on your remote control for region 1, the 2 button for region 2, and so on, or press the Mute button on your remote control for multi-region playback.
9. Press the Standby button on your remote control.
10. Press the Standby button on your remote control.

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AIWA XD-DW1, XD-DW5, XD-DW7

Power On the player and insert a disc into the unit
Close and then Open the lid
Quickly press the Stop button a wait a moment
Using the remote press 8, 7, 2, 0 and then 1 for region one, 2 for region two, and so on, or >> for region free.(Note: RCE discs will require specific region set)
If the above fails to work then repeat the above but on last step enter:-

Using the remote press 8, 7, 1, 0 and then 1 for region one, 2 for region two, and so on, or >> for region free

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AIWA XD-DV170, HT-DV50

Press the Power button on the player to turn the unit Off
Press and hold the Top Menu, Menu and OSD buttons on the unit until the word Factory appears on the LCD display
Press the Power button on the player to turn the unit off
Insert any disc and power the player On
If the above does not work

Press the Power button on the player to turn the unit off
Press and hold the Top Menu, Menu and OSD buttons on the unit until the word Factory appears on the LCD display
Quickly press the Power button on the player to turn the unit on

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AIWA XD-DV290, XR-DV370KR

Press the Pause button on your Remote Control
Using your Remote Control enter the code 3, 1, 4, 1, 5 and 9
Press the 0 button on your Remote for Region free, 1 for Region 1 or 2 for Region 2 (Note: RCE discs will require specific region set)
Press the Pause button on your remote control
Power off your player and wait a few seconds
Power on your player
If the above fails to work then you may wish to try:-

Power On the player with no disc inserted
Wait for the No Disc message on screen
Using the remote press Pause
Using your Remote Control enter the code 3, 1, 4, 1, 5 and 9
Press the 0 button on your Remote for Region free, 1 for Region 1 or 2 for Region 2 (Note: RCE discs will require specific region set)
Press Pause
Power Off the player for a few seconds and power back On
To view the firmware version of this player:

Press the Setup button on the Remote Control
Select TV Aspect and place the cursor on the 16:9 Wide option
Using the Remote Control enter the code 1, 3, 9, 7, 1, 3 and 9
Press the Enter button
You should now see the version information screen
Pressing Setup button on the Remote Control to exit this info screen

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AIWA XD-DV480

Converting the player to an alternative region:

Supply power to the unit and power on from standby mode via the remote
Wait until No Disc is indicated on the fascia
Now press Pause followed by 3, 4, 2, 2, 9 and then 2
The display should now read CODE
Now press 0, 0 for region free or 0 then 1 for region one, 2 for region two, and so on (Note: RCE discs will require specific region set)
If the above modification fails to work then the alternative method below may work:-

Connect the DVD player
Use the Remote Control to turn power on
Wait until No Disc appears
Press Pause and type the following code, 8, 9, 2, 6, the display will show CODE__
Within 5 seconds press 00 for all regions
Press Pause and Power

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AIWA XD-520KS

Turn On player
Open the disc tray and make sure its empty.
Make sure you can see the DVD on your TV screen
Press Menu on remote (not top menu) you should see the on screen pictorial graphics on your TV screen.
Using the remote, press 1, 6 and 7
On the screen you should see over the top of the graphics region 1-6
Press Mute on the remote and next to region 1-6 you should see all
Power Off player via remote and the DVD should close the tray.
Re start the unit, put in a region disc and it should play

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AIWA HT-DV90

Press the DVD/CD button on the remote control
Press the Open button on the remote control to open the drive tray
Using the remote control, press the buttons C, 2, 5, 8, 0 and C
The word TESTMODE should appear on the DVD display, and the onscreen display should indicate the current region setting
Press the Up Arrow on your remote control until 14 02 is shown on the onscreen display. Note: The 02 indicates the current region and may be different depending on what your player is currently set to
Using the remote control, press the buttons 1 and then 4, then enter 0 and 0 for multi-region, or 0 and 1 for region 1, or 0 and 2 for region 2, and so on
Press the Enter button on the remote control
Press the Return button on the remote control
The word TESTMODE should appear on the DVD display
Press the C button on your remote control
A message should be displayed stating EEP CLR followed by EEP ERR
Place your DVD in the drive tray
Press the Return button on the remote control

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AIWA HT-DM150

First completely power off the played and unplug from mains for 30 seconds, this clears anything in players RAM memory. Plug the unit back into mains then follow steps below:-

Turn power On with no disc in the tray
Press Enter
Press 8, 4, 2, 6, 9
Press Enter
Tray should Open
Tray will Close and DVD will power Off
Turn on DVD from remote and it is now Region FREE

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AIWA HT-DM150

1. Turn the player on (without a disc inserted)
2. Press ENTER
3. Press 8, 4, 2, 6, 9
4. Press ENTER again

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AIWA XD-AX10

1. Press DVD on the player
2. Press and hold Magic
3. Enter 0533
4. Press and hold Magic again
5. Enter 994
6. Press Magic 7. Press 1-5 and enter the following code
8. Repeat from step 4 until all 5 keys are programmed: Key 1: 189 // Key 2: 255 // Key 3: 095 // Key 4:
221 // Key 5: 079
9. Turn the player on (standby /without a disc inserted)
10.Press 1-5
11.Player turns on
12.Press 1-5 again
13.Player turns off

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AIWA XR-DV525

1. Unplug the player
2. Press and hold DVD/CD
3. Plug the player in
4. Press FFW
5. Factory is displayed
6. Release the keys

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