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Region lock I had purchased LG Laptop model ?XNOTE R405-A. C2D4A2?. This machine has a DVD drive HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N ATA Device. I am receiving alert message whenever I try to play a DVD. On checking in the device manager I discovered that the device is restricted to play only one region DVD. There appears a caution note saying: ?You can change the region a limited number of times. After changes remaining zero, you cannot change the region even if you reinstall Windows or move your DVD drive to a different computer. Changes remaining: 1.? Kindly resolve this problem on priority to enable me to play DVD?s from all region.

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  • jpsingh20042 Apr 18, 2009

    The suggestion of this expert was absurd. No expert will give such a silly suggestion

  • jpsingh20042 Apr 19, 2009

    Why I called the earlier suggestion absurd? I dont need a rocket scientist telling me to buy new trousers every time my midline changes. I need agood taylor who can refit my favourite trousers. The suggestion to keep on buying a new DVD player device after watching five or six region coded DVD's coming from an "expert" is absurd. And as far as that comment about my ignorance of the subject is concerned - let me tell you that way back in 1997 when I first bought a COMPAQ Pentium II machine I had faced the same problem and the Compaq Engineer had solved it without changing the drive. Unfortunately after HP took over Compaq that shop closed and I cant find him. To add further since then I have been fully knowledgeiable about DVD region Coding etc.In fact this is an exeptional problem as here in INDIA manufacturers distribute only all region devices with there machines. That is why I am peeved with LG who sold this machine without warning. And another thing read WIKIPEDIA it will give you more knowledge before you call yourself a "GURU" or an expert. Remember the word GURU was invented in INDIA.

  • jpsingh20042 Apr 19, 2009

    Please give me a fix it forget it kind of solution. Not this tedious workaround jobs that I will have to keep on repeating endlessly. What the previous experts suggested was to enlessly spend money on a new drive. What you are suggesting is to enlessly keep on removing and reinstalling my software. Both suggestions are extremely taxing in different ways.

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1.
Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2.
On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
3.
In the list of devices, double-click DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the DVD drive for which you want to change region settings, and then click Properties.
4.
On the DVD Region tab, make the changes you may have to try it a few times to find which is completely region free

This is the only way to change the region code in windows
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Remove the dvd software which you install and then delete all history from registry editor than install again software.It has major problem.

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Well it is strange, but the awfull truth. Change your region and that is your final of course no problem if it's a bad region, but if all your DVDs play now, you would ask for a trouble. Read on...
Did you buy that DVD somewhere abroad? or the laptop?

First of all you have to check your other DVDs. Try to play them one by one. Just short samples from each, don't have to be played all from beginning to the end(that would be murderous!:-)

So what next?
1.      If all the DVDs play, except the one you tried, leave the region setting alone or you are going into a trouble.
Do you have a desktop PC? if yes equip it with another drive and change the region of that drive(you'll be fine anywhere with $20-40 incl. labor).
For your notebook you can buy an external drive(or a 5.25" external frame + a drive for a desktop). The external drives are sleek and handy, so go for it, even if the frame+drive option is a couple of $s cheaper-it's not worth that. Try to play the DVD in here. If it doesn't read it, change this external drive's region. And good news: either internal(for desktop) or external (for both laptop and desktop), they are veeery likely to allow 2 regional changes.
2.      If neither of the DVDs plays, then it's easy. Change the region of the notebook's internal drive. Be sure to know the right region!!! You can find it on one of the DVDs(look among the tiny letters:-)
Or google e.g. "DVD region USA" or "DVD region code USA"...

Act carefully!

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    dushko Apr 18, 2009

    You must be very confident when, you say someone's suggestion is absurd in a matter you are not familiar with. 
    There is no and I mean NO way of reverting regional settings.

    Just test your DVDs. Of course if all of your DVDs work on the same devices, try only say 5 of them and that will make a good result to determine if the particular DVD or your laptop's drive are off region.
    And if those 5 along with this one you have already tried don't work in the laptop, just change the region. And if only that 1 DVD doesn't you also have the choice not to watch it and forget it.

    I gave you precautions and advice, too.

    Was it too long to read? Or you just meant "Thanx for the advice, but I won't pay!"
    Okay, but don't call my suggestions absurd!
    That was an all round advice! I only didn't tell you how to open the DVD case and insert the disc into the drive.

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    dushko Apr 19, 2009

     I thought you would figure that I don't want you to test 247 DVDs.
    If you want here's the easiest hint: set it according to a DVD with the regional settings of your region. so if you are American set it to region 1.



    Just hope your notebook is wrong on region-that's easy to fix.



    And yes there are a few hacks to make the drive region-free, but...they can ruin your drive.



    But ImgBurn or Slysoft AnyDVD can help you to rip a DVD and make an image file. Be sure to set the soft to produce a "region all" image. But note this might infringe some laws.




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Hi,

If you go to
start, control panel, Device manager, Disc drives, underneath is a tab, double click this,
open up the Dialog box, second tab is DVD region,
You can only change this a few time, like it says, once done a few times, you must replace the Disc drive, but it is possible a few times.
Hope this helps
Regards
Richard.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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    Richard Finney Apr 27, 2009

    Hi,



    I am sorry you feel this way Amigo, but this is the reality of region hacking.



    It is un-professional to even suggest a procedure for you as copyright theft is Againt the law,



    we have shown you the 2 solutions, and yes you are right this is painful for you,



    but we are acting in a non professional manner by even telling you how to do it.



    I am a Pc Technician and a Desktop Technician, and I do know My laws on the topic. thank you



    What your asking for constitutes us breaking the laws of the land,



    Sorry this is obsurd to you, but poeple like judges, Sony, Microsoft.com and the Criminal courts



    Do not see this as obsurd, these are the laws we have to live with



    We have rules in life and must abide by them



    Regards

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