Posted this elsewhere but got no response, so trying again. I have a 3 year old Toshiba SD-220 that was multi-region at purchase. Recently it has refused to play anything other than R2 discs so I spoke with Richer Sounds from whom I bought the otherwise perfect player. Their response was that a chip within the machine was effectively "full" due to the number of times it had read R1 discs. So 2 questions.... 1/ Is this as daft as it sounds? I was never aware that multi-region players have a limit of the number of times they can be used. 2/ If this chip does not need replacing (cost £60), can anybody help me with a hack to return it to its pevious state?