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How can i reset my cd/dvd region in my acer aspire 4715z series, i plan to do this my cd/dvd rom is choosing a disc to play, i think some change the cd/dvd rom without my knowledge and I'm not able to fix problem,.. the name of cd/dvd rom is MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ870QJ ATA DEVICE

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To change the region code on your DVD player go to Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device Manager and expand the DVD/CD ROM drives, then right click on your DVD drive and click on Properties then click on DVD Region tab. You will see the number of changes remaining (you can only change the region code 4 times and then it locks on the last region change and no further change is available). You will see the Current Region and You can change the region in the New Region box.
If you have run out of changes then you have a problem, this can be fixed. The hardest way is to upgrade the firmware on the DVD drive to a region free firmware BUT if you install the wrong firmware or stuff up the upgrade your DVD drive will be a piece of junk.
The best way is to install a piece of software that defeats the region code. There may be some free software on the Internet but I use DVD Region Free + CSS Free from DVD Idle, it not expensive and I have no problem viewing DVDs from any region.
Use this link to DVD Idle WEB site.
www.dvdidle.com

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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