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

AKAI DVP-1000

NOTE: Be VERY VERY careful when changing the settings below, you can do a lot of harm if codes are set wrongly. There are no known codes/combinations to rectify problems or reset the player.

Converting the player to a different region:

Press the On/Off button on the player to turn it off.
Press and hold the buttons Eject and A-B together, and then press the On/Off button on the player to turn it back on.
When the text A:00 D:12 appears on the units display, release the Eject and A-B buttons.
By pressing the Play button to increase, and the Stop button to decrease, change the value of A until it reads A:05.
By pressing the Skip-Forward button to increase, and the Skip-Backward button to decrease, change the value of D until it reads D:00 for region free, D:01 for Region 1 or D:02 for Region 2, depending on your requirement.
Press the On/Off button on the player to turn it off.
Press the On/Off button on the player to turn it on.

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AKAI DVP-2000

NOTE: Whilst most movies will play with the region set to 0, some Region 1 titles require you to select that zone before they will play.

Converting the player to an alternative region:

Press the On/Off button on the player to turn it off .
Press and hold the buttons Fast Forward and Stop together with the black button located on the right hand underside of the machine, and then press the On/Off button on the player to turn it back on.
When the Akai logo appears, release the Fast Forward and Stop buttons but keep holding the Black button on the underside of the player.
A list of numbers will appear in columns. Press the Enter button once on your remote control, the second column of numbers should now be selected.
Press the Cursor Right button on your remote control to select the second number. Change this to 00 for region free, 01 for Region 1 and 02 for Region 2.
Press the Enter button once on your remote control to confirm the region change.
Press the On/Off button on the player to turn it off, then release the Black button on the underside of the player.
Press the On/Off button on the player to turn it on.

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AKAI DVP-2500

Turn the player On
Open the players drawer
Enter 8, 9, 2, 6 on the remote followed by 0

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AKAI DVP-3410

Press Open button on the remote to open the drive tray
Press 8, 4, 2 and 1 keys on the remote
A service menu will appear
Use cursor keys to switch to region or Macrovision and press Select
Press 1 for region 1, 2 for region 2, and so on or 9 for multi-region playback

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AKAI DVP-4000

NOTE: Whilst most movies will play with the region set to 0, some Region 1 titles require you to select that zone before they will play.

Switch the power Off, press the Dimmer Switch & the Back Skip buttons at the same time.
Still holding the keys down, power the machine On.
Four Lines appear on the front panel display. Using the remote control, press 1999 using the numerical keys.
The display will change to A-0000 D-04 (Region 3 at this stage)
Set Region code using the following:-
REGION
CODE
DISPLAY

0
00
A-0000 D-00

1
01
A-0000 D-01

2
02
A-0000 D-02

3
04
A-0000 D-04

4
08
A-0000 D-08


Push the Enter key on the remote.
Turn Off the unit using the On/Off switch, not Standby.
The next time you turn on the unit, the region should be set.

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AKAI DVP-4500

Connect the machine to the mains but do not power on, also ensure there is no disc inserted
Press and hold down both the Dimmer and Reverse Skip buttons on the front panel and then press the Power ON
The display should show NAKAMICHI
Hold the Dimmer & Reverse Skip buttons for a few seconds and the Display should change to ___ ___ ___ ___ from NAKAMICHI. Wait for a minimum of 5 seconds (at this stage you're not pushing the Dimmer & Reverse Skip buttons any longer), then using the handset's numerical keys press 1, 9, 9, 9
The display should now show: A-00 D-??, Where D-?? indicates the present region
To change the region code, punch in the new code (i.e. 01 for Region 1, 03 for Region 3, etc.) and after that press the Enter button (located next to the numbers keypad on the Handset). The display should now change (slowly) to D-01 (or whichever new region you have assigned to, as above
Completely Power Off and the machine is set to the new Region.
Note: This also works as a region 0 hack, but be aware that some discs may refuse to play unless the region you have selected matches the region of the disc. The hack is also indefinite and has no limited lifespan, and can therefore be performed as many time as required

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AKAI DVP-8000

Turn the player On and ensure there is no disc in the draw
On the remote key in 8, 9, 2, 6 plus the region number
For region free 8, 9, 2, 6 followed by 0

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AKAI DVR-2100SS

Power on the player and Open the tray

Press 3, 8, 3 and 8 on the remote control

A menu will then appear at the top of the screen

Press Enter until the desired region is displayed

Press 1 to clear the menu

Thanks to Lisa for the information

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AKAI DHT-300

Eject DVD disc from the unit and Close with no disc
In status of No Disc, press Stop button on the remote
Using the numeric buttons on the remote press 1, 9, 9 and 9
A Menu is shown with the current region code
Move the cursor to Region code and press Enter
Then set the region code to Free by using arrow Up/Down key on the remote and press Enter again
Press Setup button on the remote

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AKAI HV-DH10, HV-DH10N

Power On player and insert a disc
Wait for message Check region code to appear
Using a remote control press Display, Top Menu and Play quickly. If it does not work try pressing Disk Menu instead of Top Menu

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AKAI DV-PX7500

Switch On the player and Open the tray
Enter following number with the remote control: 1, 0, 3, 0 and 0
region 0 appears down on the left side of the screen
Shut Off and then turn On the player, now it's region free

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AKAI ADV-8000 / ADV-8175 / DV-P2500 / DVP-8000

1. Turn the player on (without disc inserted)
2. Press 8, 9, 2, 6 and X (X=RC; 0=codefree)

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AKAI ADV-9000 / DV-P3410 / DVD-3140

1. Open the disc tray
2. Press 8, 4, 2, 1
3. A menu should appear. (9=codefree)

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AKAI DVD-200BL

1. No disc must be inserted!
2. Press OPEN/CLOSE on the remote
3. Press SETUP
4. Press 1, 3, 6, 9
5. Press 3x Left
6. Press 1x Right
7. Select RC (0 = Codefree)

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AKAI DVD-3850S

1. Open the disc tray
2. Press 8, 5, 6, 1
3. A menu should appear.

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AKAI DV-P1000

1. Press and hold Eject and A-B while the player is off
2. Turn it on, display says A:00 D:12
3. Change digit after A to 05 with Play and Stop
Change digit after D with Skip keys
This is the RC (01 for Region 01 and 02 for Region 02)Save with
4. Turn the player off and on

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AKAI DV-P2000

1. Turn the player off
2. Press and hold FAST FORWARD and STOP and the black button. Turn the player on (with POWER)
3. When the AKAI logo is shown, release FAST FORWARD and STOP
but keep holding the black button
A list, separated into columns, appears
4. Press ENTER
5. Press 'Cursor right'
6. Change it to '00' for region free
Or '01' for region 1 or '02' for region 2
7. Press ENTER
8. Press POWER to turn the player off
9. Release the black button
10.Turn the player on

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AKAI DV-P3470 / DV-P3570 / DV-P3570S

1. Turn the player on
2. Press SETUP on the remote
3. Press 4, 9, 5, 4, 0
4. Go to Version
5. Select RC with LEFT/RIGHT (0=codefree)

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AKAI DV-P3550

1. Press ON/OFF button
2. Press OPEN/CLOSE button
3. Press SETUP on Remote
4. Go into PERFERENCE at Setup Menu
5. Scroll down to the Country/RegioCode and choose the country

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AKAI DV-P4000 / DV-P4500

1. Turn the player off (OFF-Mode)
2. Press Dimmer and Skip-Back simultaneously
3. Hold them and press POWER ON
4. Four lines are displayed
5. Enter '1999'
6. 'A-0000 D-04' is displayed
7. Enter:
'00' for RC 0 (Display: A-0000 D-00) (region free),
'01' fo RC 1 (Display: A-0000 D-01),
'02' for RC 2 (Display: A-0000 D-02)
8. Press ENTER
9. Turn the player of ('Power ON/OFF')

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AKAI DV-P4330S / DV-P5380S / DV-P5570SL / DV-P5580SK

1. Open tray
2. Enter 9, 7, 3, 5 on the remote control
3. Select region 0
4. Press ENTER
5. Leave the menu

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AKAI DV-P4410 / DV-P4420S

1. Open the disc tray
2. Press 7, 7, 3, 9
3. Press 0
4. Close the disc tray

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AKAI DV-PX7000

1. Open the disc tray
2. Press 1, 0, 3, 0, 0
3. 0 is displayed
4. Turn the player off

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AKAI DVR-3100SS / DVR-3300SS / DV-R3400SS

1. Open the disc tray
2. Press 8, 1, 3, 2, 8
3. Select Rc with Enter (9 = Codefree)
4. Press Stop

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AKAI DVPS-760

1. Turn the player on
2. Open the disc tray
3. Press SETUP
4. Press 9, 1, 0, 1 and 0 First digit (9) is Codefree and can be exchanged by any other RC.
5. Press Step, Shuffle and Next
6. Close disc tray
To control the settings
1. Open the disc tray
2. Press SETUP
3. Press Shuffle, Step and Next
4. Go to the Debug settingsThe current RC is shown there. Done!
5. Close disc tray

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AKAI PDVD150

1. Turn the player on
2. Open the disc tray
3. Enter 2, 1, 2, 0, 0, 9, 0

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