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Sony DVD Player Error: Playing of This Disc Prohibited by Area Limits

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Among a list of error codes and messages when playing a DVD disc on Sony DVD player, Playing Of This Disc Prohibited By Area Limits error is a frequently asked one. We can find a clue from the error message - it is a region code error just like Wrong Region error and Incompatible Region Code. The error occurs when the region code on the DVD is not the same as that of the Sony DVD player. However, we can't find any specific solution from this error message for failed DVD playback. Sony only explains the error on its official support page without any troubleshooting tip. Luckily, here are some easy methods.

Ways to Get Around the Error: Playing Of This Disc Prohibited By Area Limits

1. Use another DVD player that matches the DVD disc.
2. Buy region coded DVD discs from the same region.
3. Hack your Sony DVD Player and make it region free. Let your Sony DVD player be on stand by mode. Press Top Menu, CLEAR button, then the Power button. Choose Option 2 Drive Manual Operation, then Option 4 Tray Aging Mode. Type in 12450, then press ENTER, type in 0000 and press Enter again. Turn the player off and turn it on. Now, your Sony DVD player should be region free. The method, however, doesn't work for all models. Some models are hard to hack.

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Donna Peng

Donna Peng has been working as a copywriter in Digiarty Software for many years. She has written loads of articles to help people handle their DVDs, videos and other stuff.

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