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Dvd region setting

CyberLink dvd after changing the region setting will no longer allow me to change the setting which now is fixed on region 1. changed region to play u.s dvd and now its locked and wont allow me to play any apart from one region

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  • hannah_hipch Oct 07, 2008

    i am having the same problem. my cyberlink power dvd will not work as the area code has been changed ' too many times' my laptop is a microsoft windows xp, dell ,inspiration 6400.

    how do i make it area code free?

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Try THIS link..Should help.

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