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DVD region default setting

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I bought a Toshiba laptop in the US about 2 years ago and live in Australia, do you know how I can change the region default settings? It is a TSST corp. CDDVDW TS-L632H ATA device.The device has 3 more changes allowed on it. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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Click Start - My Computer then Right click on the DVD drive - click on Properties - Click on Hardware tab - click on the DVD drive to highlight this drive then click Properties - then click DVD Region tab.
Now you can change the region.
It shows the current Region - Enter a new Region and click OK

If you have run out of Region changes, please let me know and I can advise you how to get around this problem.

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

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  • max4958 Aug 28, 2010

    My Windows 7 Inspiron Laptop wont let me change the region to 4 (Australia). Yet it also says I have three changes left. DVD's dont play. Cant change the region. tried updating the driver. tried uninstalling the DVD player. Reinstalled - same problem??

  • dragongnomes Oct 12, 2010

    yea outta region changes, been looking for a hack code... any help would be great!

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee Oct 12, 2010

    Yes if you could finf a firmware upgrade to make it Region Free, if you can find one. Best solution is to install a Regiod Free software.
    For details using this solution, please use this link and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559135-pl...

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