The laptop would only give me three goes to lock the dvd region code, problem was it would not except anything other than region/zone code 1. I can't use the dvd to watch any dvd's as I live in a zone/region 4, so all my dvd's are this zone. Yes I could buy region 1 dvd's but then I can only watch them on the laptop. I have been told you can flash the hard drive? but when researching this find out you can bugger your hard drive if you dont do it right or have the right flash?,
Have looked at sites to do this but none seems to work, downloaded some dvd region free program, but that didnt work either, (Or I didnt fiqure it out right). Apart from spending a fortune on paying someone to fix this, are there any other ways?? The laptop dvd is three years old now, and have put up with it for this long, but thought their might be someone out there who knows what to do about this problem.Yes I could trade it and upgrade but money issues are the problem, yes i could sell it but who going to buy old laptop with faulty dvd player, and I kinda like my laptop.
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Re: Dvd stuck on zone 1 when i am a zone 4
If you are using Windows you can easily change it if you have administrator privileges on you laptop. In Windows XP SP 2 (may be the same for other versions but I can?t test to make sure):
- Click on Start, Settings then Control Panel.
- Find the System icon and open it by double left clicking.
- Open the hardware tab and click on the Device Manager button.
- In the device manager list that appears look for the item labeled ?DVD/CD-ROM drives. Expand the section by left clicking on the ?+? symbol just to the left of ?DVD/CD-ROM? icon.
- You should see an object below that that has the name of your drives manufacturer. If you just have the one optical drive on your laptop it should be the only object there. Using the mouse right click on that object and select ?Properties? from the selection that appears.
- In the Properties box that appears click on the DVD Region tab.
- At the bottom of that section you will see a scroll box listing countries in alphabetical order. Find the country you live in (or want to pretend you?re in) and highlight it by left clicking on it once.
- Click on the OK button.
- Close all the windows and test.
Good luck and don?t forget to let us know how it goes.
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Re: Dvd stuck on zone 1 when i am a zone 4
There is a firmware crack that can reset the changes for the region code changes. I will not tell you anymore about the crack other than 1 is availiable as my understanding is it is illegal in most countries.
I will say though when or if you find it set the region code to zero as region code zero will play any other region.
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DVD REGION FREE & BLUE-RAY REGION FREE To changethe Region code on your DVD player, open Control Panel - System - Hardware -Device manager, and click on DVD/CD ROM drives, then right click on the DVDdrive and click Properties then click on DVD Region. You can enter a new region and it also shows you how many changes have beenmade. NOTE you can make only 4 changes and the player will lock permanently on the4th change. If you want to play DVDs from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmwareto make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrongfirmware the player will be a piece of junk. The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece ofsoftware (Passkey for DVD) that allows you to play DVDs from any region andPasskey for Blu-ray that allows you to play Blu-rays from any region. There areseveral available on the Internet but my favourite is DVD-Region Free From: - www.dvdfab.com/products,free.htm
To change the Region code on your player, open Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device manager, and click on DVD/CD ROM drives, then right click on the DVD drive and click Properties then click on DVD Region. You can enter a new region and it also shows you how many changes have been made. NOTE you can make only 4 changes and the player will lock permanently on the 4th change. If you want to play DVD from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmware to make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrong firmware the the player will be a piece of junk. The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece of software that allows you to play DVDs from any region. There are several available on the Internet but my favourite is DVD-Region Free from ;- www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm
You can only change the region code 4 times and on the fourth time it locks on that region and you cannot change it again.
You can upgrade the firmware on your DVD drive to make it region free (if available for your model DVD), but if you install or make a mistake then your DVD drive will be a piece of junk.
The best solution is to run a piece of software that defeats the region code. I use DVD Region Free from www.dvdidle.com, it cost a few dollars and you get free updates forever, I also use their DVD copy program DVD FAB Gold, great software also free upgrades forever.
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 www.dvdidle.com There are possibly other programs available, again Google search for them.
This could be a firmware issue or glitch. Follow the link bellow for a list of all the drivers for your machine. Download and run/install the firmware for you particular DVD drive, and you might also do the bios as well. Be sure to save the download to the desktop, and close out the internet before running/installing. This will ensure a clean install. If this doesn't clear it up, then it mat be a faultyreader board inside the DVD drive.
MMM impossible to unlock Yes it is inside your own time and mind set thats true for you !Anyway Region zoning does not protect copyright.!Newzealand is A Region Free regional code Free
country. so ridiculous restrictive practices that are coming to be regarded as "normal".Thats what I would like to have you gies with this site to do to help ! stop this . I know how to hack .to change the zones Any way.I have never recorded NEW RELEASE ONES!
4. "Version" will appear on the Menu, scroll down to this.
5. Once in "Version" go to "Region" and go across to the number and change to "0" to Multi Region. Use the keypad to change the zones.
6. Then exit Version
7. Then exit Setup THATS HOW I DID THE IMPOSIBLE I DONT KNOW WHAT THAT IS. I HAVE AN IQ OF 184 AND Having Aspergers Helps . I know about blue book 2012 and want to hack the Air force bace .Please reply.