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How to reset the region code of Optiarc AD5540A LaptopvDVD Drive

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How can we reset the firmware region code for Optiarc AD5540A DVD Drive.
Is there any firmware upgrade available. Please help me.

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  • bluerockett Apr 16, 2008

    I was offshore on a Dutch ship that had US and Duch DVD. I switch back and forth between reigons now I'm stuck in region 2 and can't play any USA DVD', Dam big brother can this be reset ?

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