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DVD Player region coding changes

Is there any way of bypassing the changes function for the dvd player in the HP Pavillion laptops to be able to play multi region dvd's? I have region 4, 2 and 1 dvd's and cannot keep changing regions.

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You can only change the region code 4 times then it locks on the last change.
There are some firmware upgrades that can change the drive to region free, if you can screw it up or put in the wrong frmware upgrade then the DVD drive will be a piece on junk.
I suggest you install a region free software that will allow you to play and region DVDs.
Go to www.dvdidle.com to get their Region-Free software, it is not very expensive.

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