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You can only change the region code 4 times and then it locks onto that region. There are firmware upgrades for various model DVDs on the Internet that makes the DVD drive region free, but if you make a mistake in upgrading the firmware or installing the wrong firmware version then the DVD drive is turned into a piece of junk. The best way to solve your problem is to install software that defeats the region code so you can play DVDs from any region. I use a region free program fronm DVD Idle, it is not very expensive and there are other similar programs on the Internet. Use Google to search for them. Have a look at www.dvdidle.com
if you reinstall windows it will reset firmware...better option download and install any dvd (software "any dvd")this will allow any region to be viewed..so dont have to set region any more.
ps I wouldnt of set region code to any particular region cos of the fact you only get so many tries before it locks and sometimes its permanant if I was gonna do anything it would be to flash it with region free firmware.
You can only change the region code up to 4 times then it locks on the last change. There are some firmware upgrades that can change the drive to region free, if you can screw it up or put in the wrong frmware upgrade then the DVD drive will be a piece on junk. I suggest you install a region free software that will allow you to play any region DVDs. Go to www.dvdidle.com to get their Region-Free software, it is not very expensive.
hi! use this software,it does a nifty job!http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm
or search "dvd region free" in google..u will get a list of software..the software in the link is good and i have used it without any problem..its for $40..
hope this helps!
There is no regional code setting for the DVD drives in laptops. This is all handled by the codec or DVD decoding software. You will need different decoding software or software that covers all the regions. I use Power DVD and have had no problems with some DVD's from France and Germany that a Friend of mine likes to watch. Ran into the region problem with home DVD players for his movies. Unfortunately, I'm only fluent in English, so I don't find them as interesting as he does. Try a different decoder, it should work. You should be able to find decoders or codecs at download.com
I have used this program for a long time on one of my HP laptops. It works a treat. I can play discs from any region without changing the region settings on the rom drive itself. http://www.dvdregionmaster.com/