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How to change a Region Code on DVD

I Boght a Sony Vaio model VGN-CR231E in US, but I live in Brazil.

The problem is that when I tried to change the region code from 1 to 4, that's the code for Brazil, the system asks me about some media that I don't have. and I can't change the region.

Does somebody know how I can fix it ?

Thanks

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    i don`t know what the region code is but it keeps saying "dvd region code not recognised".

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