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I have a Packard Bell laptop with an Optiarc DVD RW AD 5540A player. I would like to unlock the dvd region which is now stucked on region 1.
Could you please help me?
Thank you very much
The region code can only be changed 4 times and it locks on the 4th change.
There may be a firmware upgrade that make your DVD region free, but if you make a mistake or install the wrong firmware upgrade then the DVD will be a piece of junk. You will need to Google search for DVD firmware upgrades for your model DVD.
The best way to view DVDs from other regions is to install a piece of software that defeats the region code. I use a program called DVD-RegionFree from
There are possibly other programs available, again Google search for them.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
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