1. Turn the player off 2. Symultaneously press and hold Fast Forward, Stop and the small black button on the underside of the player 3. Turn the player on 4. When the Akai logo appears, release FF and Stop 5. When a list of numbers appears, press Enter on your remote to select the second column of numbers 6. Use right cursor to change this number to 00 7. Press Enter on your remote 8. Turn the player off 9. Release the black button 10. Turn the player on The player should now be region free. Change the value to 01 for pure Region 1 or 02 for pure Region 2.