Panasonic DMP-BD60/BD80 Region switching guide With the mod. chip fitted the player will automatically play DVD's from all regions (1-6), but for Blu-ray disc playback the region must be manually selected. Blu-ray Region switching is done using the player's original remote control while the...
Panasonic DMP-BD60/BD80 Mod. chip fitting guide Warning: Modifying your player will invalidate any existing warranty. The mod. chip is difficult to fit, requiring soldering of small surface mount components and therefore fitting should only be carried out by those with the appropriate experience. A low power (15-25W) soldering iron with very small tip is essential.
6 pins on the mod. chip are used in total, #1, #2, #3, #4 and #8 connect to the main board and #5 to the rear of the front panel. Mod. chip pin #1 should be connected to the 2nd bottom of the 6 long solder pads, as shown.
Mod. chip pins #2, #3, #4 and #8 should be connected to the small 8 pin chip as shown. For access to the connection point for mod. chip pin #5 the front panel of the player has to be removed. To remove the front panel, look for the 7 plastic clips holding it in place, 1 left, 1 right, 2 top and 3 bottom.
Connect pin #5 to the point on the front panel PCB shown below. Bring the wire for mod. chip pin #5 in under the metal plate at the front of the player, ensuring that it doesn't block the connector shown at the left side. When re-fitting the front panel check that all 7 plastic clips are fully in place, otherwise the electrical connectors may not contact correctly.
Pins #1 and #5 should be connected with wires, however for the pins that connect to the 8 pin chip on the main board (#2, #3, #4 and #8) it's possible to either connect them with wires or to "piggy-back" the mod. chip on top of the 8 pin chip on the board. If you connect all the pins with wires then the mod.
It should then look similar to the image below. And the full install should look like this, with the wires for pins #1 and #5 in place. If you're not confident with the "piggy-back" fitting method just use wires to connect all 6 pins of the mod.