Guess what, it works, all thanks to this forum. Guess what I did, I VACUUM-CLEANED it! Chef, thank you for the hint about the lens' physical inability to read. The device was pretty old and was probably never serviced on this matter... WOW ! And its region free now
Please use cleaning tips
if you follow my steps, and for god sake don't touch lens, just suck it with the narrow tool straight from the top... Please feel free to ask questions if any, and thanks again!