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How to disable Acer DVD Drive Zoning

New notebook Acer 5738Z only to find out the DVD drive is zoned like my 10year old DVD player. Is there an easy way to disable the zoning as was the case with the DVD player supplied by the manufacturer. It is a Optiarc AD7590S ata drive.

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  • chrisbock May 11, 2010

    no there is not a way to disable it why do you want to disable it

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    Zoned? Do you mean region settings?

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Sir please replace your dvd writer by service center.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

  • gauravjai345 Jun 23, 2009

    sir please replace your dvd writer by service center.

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