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I have an LG DVD writer, Model GSA-H55N, that I want to make region free. I understand this can be done, but need some guidance please on the steps to achieve this. Thanks in anticipation for your help.

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  • dashmc Jan 03, 2011

    What I am asking is, "How can I change my DVD writer to Region 0?"

  • dashmc Jan 03, 2011

    I have an LG DVD writer, Model GSA-H55N, that I want to make REGION FREE (or REGION 0). I understand this can be done, but need some guidance please on the steps to achieve this. I have had other replies advising how to change to another region, but that is not what I am asking. Thanks in anticipation.

  • dashmc Jan 03, 2011

    Thank you jackpot00. I should have mentioned my OS is Windows 7. Do your instructions still apply?

    Kind regards, dashmc

  • dashmc Jan 09, 2011

    Thank you for your help. I am not technically savvy enough though to to do what you have suggested, so will have to leave things as they are. Kind regards.

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You will need to flash the firmware. Detailed steps can be found on the following page.
http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?t=43881&f=2

For reference:
http://www.digital-digest.com/articles/region_page1.html
http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/81850

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GSA-H55N Version 1.02 Firmware Update -->click HERE to download .

To update the firmware of the GSA-H55N please refer to the following instructions:
Note: Not following the subsequent update instructions explicitly will result in
permanent damage to your drive, for which LG will not be responsible.
This firmware update is for drives with original firmware versions below 1.01.
The drives must be original LG branded drives with the DVD Writer model number
GSA-H55N(no OEM units).
If you have an OEM unit, branded with another manufacturers name,
please contact that manufacturer for support and firmware updates.
This firmware update is for use only on PC's with Windows Vista, Windows XP
and Windows 2000
Critical Instructions: (to be followed carefully)
1. Connect the drive as "master"by it self, on the secondary IDE controller
with no other device on the same IDE cable, making note to set the jumper
on the back of the drive to the "master"position.
2. Download the file GSA-H55N_102(EW).ZIP to a folder of your choice.

3. Close all other programs including: screen saver, antivirus and/or power-down programs.
(If these programs are not closed, they will try to engage the PC,
during the update process, thus interrupting the update and damaging the drive).
4. Check the drive to ensure that there is no disk in the tray before you start
the update procedure.
5. Go into the folder with the update file and double click the GSAH55N_102.EXE program
and click the?°update?±button. Once the update is complete,
you will see Firmware Update Complete and advise you to reboot the system.
You will need to reboot your PC.
The update will be complete, after you reboot your system.

WARNING: Do not open any programs or start any system functions during the update,
as they will interfere with data transfer and damage the drive.
Do not cancel the operation once it has been started or the drive will
become permanently damaged, as a result.

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    Yes .this instructions apply for Windows Vista -->also for windows 7.

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Http://www.dvdidle.com/download.htm?s=lite
http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm
try this software ..it will remove the region and will allow you to run any region dvd-es without issues...
and it will not change your settings ..The problem is that may be a trial and after that you may need to buy a license..
There is a possibility to change the region on the drive ..but all dvd writers will allow you to change it 4 times only ..after that the last one will remain for good..and it is not worth the trouble ...unless you manage to set it to region 0 witch is supposed to be region free...
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/AnyDVD
this is another choice and appears to be free

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