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My Apple MacBook Pro gives me an instruction to change my DVD drive region and says I can only do this 5 times. As I travel world wide I need to change more often.My previous Apple computer had no such restrictions. How do I disable this? Thanks

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Hi,
Please view the below video and this will help you to make you mac region free
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gayeBeyp7Rk
Below is the French site which is mentioned in the video
http://www.powerbook-fr.com/dossiers/dvd_region_free_en_article30.html
Thank You

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