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DVD REGION CODE FIXED TO WRONG REGION

OUR FAMILIES DELL INSPIRON 6400 LAPTOP I HAVE FOUND OUT THAT WE CAN NOW ONLY PLAY REGION1 DVDS. THIS IS BECAUSE FAMILY HAVE PLAYED BOTH REGION 2 & REGION 1 DVD'S (FROM USA) AS MY BROTHER HAS GIVEN US PRE-RECORDED DVD'S AS CHEAPER IN US. UNBEKNOWN TO US ALL WAS THIS LIMIT OF 5 WHICH WINDOWS & DVD MANUFACTUERS SET. HOW CAN I GET THIS EITHER RESET AND CHANGED PERMANENTLY TO REGION 2.
ANY IDEAS? ONLY HAD LAPTOP 10 MONTHS.
ANTHONY

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You can only do 5 resets of this for the life of the DVD drive.

Instead of resetting it, consider buying a piece of software that lets you disregard region settings, such as AnyDVD (google for it).

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