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Philips DVD player default “Disc Lock” code

Have you ever locked yourself out of your own Philips DVD player? I just did in store where I work lol. The feature is designed in the most ridiculous way. You just set Disc Lock feature to enabled and voila. You’re locked out. It doesn’t give you ANY option to pick your own password first, it doesn’t offer ANY default code in the instructions manual, nothing. Also finding this code on the net is a real pain in the ass.
So here it is…

Philips “Disc Lock” default unlock code: 136900

Just type this in as a code and press OK. The locked disc will then be unlocked and playable again.
Don’t forget to disable “Disc Lock” feature in settings after you unlock it.
Hope this will come in handy to all those who locked themself out unintentionally.

Formatting portable disk to FAT32

Ever tried formatting a portable hard disk to FAT32? No option for FAT32?
Well, Microsoft did it there. They’ve limited FAT32 to drives that are just 32GB or below in size. For anything above that, all you’ll get as an option are NTFS and exFAT. Nothing wrong with that, except the fact that there are not many devices (DVD players, car stereo etc) that can read NTFS and exFAT is even worse when it comes to support. It’s just too new for any kind of support.

So only way to do it, is by using a specialized tool called “fat32format”.

fat32format homepage and instructions:
http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/fat32format.htm

fat32format download:
fat32format download (official)
fat32format download (mirror)

Just formatted my WD My Passport 250GB with fat32format tool and it worked like a charm. Thanks to guys from RidgeCrop who made this little program.