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How to make HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH60N region free


Hello,

You can usually change the region code in the drive's properties. Go to Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager, Find your device then go to properties and change the region code.

If you run out of permitted region code changes, updating or just re-flashing the same firmware on the drive may clear the counter.
Usually this works best if you can put it on a bootable flash drive so there are no conflicts with the operating system but this is not a must have.

You might check the manufacturer of the DVD-Ram to see if they have a region free flash on their website as well.

Best wishes,
Joe

Jan 08, 2014 | Lenovo PC Desktops

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Change DVD region code


Hello<br /><br />Thanks for Using Fixya!!<br /><br />This is a tip explaining how to change the DVD region of you Computer DVD rom. The difficulty level is very easy, and will not take you more than 5 minutes.<br /><br />REMEMBER, the region code can only be changed a couple of times, so, only change it when you are sure you need to.<br /><br />To change the DVD region code, you can follow the steps explained below.<br /><br />Firstly you will need to open "My Computer"<br /><br /><br /><img src="lock123_1.jpg" /><br /><br /><br />Now, you will need to locate the icon of the DVD/CD rom, and click on the "Properties" option.<br /><br /><br /><img src="lock123_2.jpg" /><br /><br /><br />Once the new window is opened, you will need to click on the Hardware tab at the top.<br /><br /><br /><img src="lock123_3.jpg" /><br /><br /><br />Once you are at the Hardware tab, you will need to click on the "Properties" option. A new window will now open.<br /><br /><br /><img src="lock123_4.jpg" /><br /><br /><br />Now you will be able to change the region settings. Once you have chose the region you want to change the setting too, you will need to click on "OK" to save the changes you have done.<br /><br />Feel free to past a comment, or you experience, so that i can better this tip.<br /><br />Kind regards<br />Lock123

on Feb 13, 2011 | PC Desktops

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DVD region settings


Hello<br /><br />Thanks for Using Fixya!!<br /><br />This is a tip explaining how to change the DVD region of you Computer DVD rom. The difficulty level is very easy, and will not take you more than 5 minutes.<br /><br />REMEMBER, the region code can only be changed a couple of times, so, only change it when you are sure you need to.<br /><br />To change the DVD region code, you can follow the steps explained below.<br /><br />Firstly you will need to open "My Computer"<br /><img src="lock123_1.jpg" /><br /><br />Now, you will need to locate the icon of the DVD/CD rom, and click on the "Properties" option.<br /><img src="lock123_2.jpg" /><br /><br />Once the new window is opened, you will need to click on the Hardware tab at the top.<br /><img src="lock123_3.jpg" /><br /><br />Once you are at the Hardware tab, you will need to click on the "Properties" option. A new window will now open.<br /><img src="lock123_4.jpg" /><br />Now you will be able to change the region settings. Once you have chose the region you want to change the setting too, you will need to click on "OK" to save the changes you have done.<br /><br />Feel free to past a comment, or you experience, so that i can better this tip.<br /><br />Kind regards<br />Lock123<br />

on Feb 13, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Hi my dell inspiron 530 computer recently can't play disc ,so like most people i checked for solutions for this problem ,non of them worked which got me furious until i found out that my Region fo


To change the Region code on your DVD player, open Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device manager, and click on DVD/CD ROM drives, then right click on the DVD drive and click Properties then click on DVD Region.
You can enter a new region and it also shows you how many changes have been made.
NOTE you can make only 4 changes and the player will lock permanently on the 4th change.
If you want to play DVDs from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmware to make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrong firmware the player will be a piece of junk.
The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece of software (Passkey for DVD) that allows you to play DVDs from any region and Passkey for Blu-ray that allows you to play Blu-rays from any region. There are several available on the Internet but my favourite is DVD-Region Free From: -
www.dvdfab.com/products,free.htm

Jan 07, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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My blu-ray player on my acer aspire 6920 isnt reading a blu-raY MOVIE I JUST BOUGT


i`m pressuming you are in the uk ? if so !

Go to acer arcade deluxe
select "Play Movie"
Select "settings"
select "BD settings"
Select "region code"
Select "region B" for the UK

Important Note!:
You can only change your region !!! 5 !!!! times!
that is 5 times!
I am totally stressing this.....5 times!

You may have to do this a second time so your computer locks on to this region code.
If you watch an american blu-ray vid, on the fifth change of the region code your computer locks to this region !FOREVER!

Dec 21, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

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DVD Regions Information The DVD region code identifies a DVD's compatibility...


DVD Regions Information

The DVD region code identifies a DVD's compatibility with the players typically sold in a particular region.


Region 0 (or "region free") is compatible with DVD players from any region.

The majority of all current titles play only in one specific region unless otherwise noted. DVDs sold by Amazon.co.uk are encoded for Region 2 or Region 0. Region 2 DVDs may not work on DVD players in other countries.

Region 1 DVDs sold by Marketplace sellers

Region 1 discs are intended for use with standard DVD players in North America (Canada and the USA). In most instances they can also be played on compatible "multi-region" DVD players (also known as "chipped" or "region-free" players).

They also require an NTSC-compatible television. NTSC is the standard picture format in North America, and differs from the PAL format adopted in Britain and Europe. Region 1 DVDs are usually presented in NTSC format, so you should ensure that your TV is capable of reading the NTSC signal before purchasing Region 1 DVDs.

Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE)

Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE) has been added by some film studios (specifically Warner and Columbia) to selected Region 1 DVDs, with the intention of preventing these discs from playing on some multi-region DVD players. We are therefore unable to guarantee that all Region 1 discs will be compatible with all multi-region players.

Global DVD region countries

This is not a definitive list and is intended only as a guide.

Region 1 - US, US Territories and Canada

American Samoa, Canada, Guam, Palau, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Puerto Rico, Micronesia, United States, U.S. Virgin Islands


Region 2 - UK, Europe, Japan, South Africa and Middle East

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Yemen, Yugoslavia


Region 3 - Southeast and East Asia

Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Phillipines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam


Region 4 - Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America

Antigua, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, New Guinea, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad, Tobago, Uruguay


Region 5 - Former Soviet Union, Indian sub-continent, Africa, North Korea and Mongolia

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, St. Helena, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe


Region 6 - China

China


Region 7 - Reserved for future use

Region 8 - International Territories (ships, planes, etc)

on Jan 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My dvd drive(Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-852) is locked on region 1. How do I unlock it? andrew


download software like region free dvd player enjoy, or for changing the dvd region code go to device manager select the dvd right click on it go to properties, go to region code change it, but becautious you can change the region code for only five times

Nov 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Hi! I have changed my DVD region code 4 times already (Powerbook 12" G4) I am in America at the moment and I would like to watch region 1 DVD's for a couple of months. Is there any way of just...


Yes there is a solution (or several in reality).

Do a Google search using the following string:

(Brand name) (Model number) +"region free"

Yes that is "+"region free"", you need the plus symbol (no space) Quote symbol (the words) region free and a last Quote symbol.

This should bring up either Firmware solutions where you download and install a new version of your Firmware, or will offer the Codes to be entered (and how to do this) to make your unit Region Free. The latter will probably be found in forums, so do not skip over these.

Good luck.

Apr 12, 2008 | PC Desktops

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How can I set up a universal region code on a Macintosh?


if you use VLC media player instead of apple's DVD player you can watch any region on your mac.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html


cheers!

Mar 08, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Dvd rom region settings


if you are using xp: control panel, classic view (if not already in it), system, hardware, device manager. expand dvd/cdrom drives, double click the drive you want to reset the region on, select "dvd region" header, highlight the region you want, and click ok.

hope this helps,
trin

Nov 17, 2007 | PC Desktops

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