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Toshiba Satellite M50 notebook DVD drive locked on region 2

DVD drive TS-L632B locked after changing regions a few times. Can it be unlocked?

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  • luckjo Nov 11, 2008

    My TS-L632B is in a Toshiba Satellite M65 and is locked on region 1 (I think...USA). How can I unlock it?

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    Jay May 11, 2010

    If the DVD Region has been changed for more than 5x it cannot be changed anymore. To do that you will have to flash the firmware of your DVD Rom. Bad News is manufacturers do not support this feature you will have to rely on 3rd party softwares to do it, i cannot recommend any coz the results are not guaranteed.

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Go on the internet and look for a region free software they are out there and install

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You can only change the region code 4 times, on the 4th change the DVD player will be locked to that region.
To make your player region free, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559135-playing_dvds_from_other_regions

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I have a DVD Region 1 but my computer is set to Region 2 (Middle East) Is there a download to solve this?


Yes there is but there is even a simpler method. Just follow this pictorial guide and if all goes well, you should be able to play disks from region 1:

Right click on your DVD drive and select Properties:

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Click on the Hardware tab and double click on the your drives description:

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If you did it right, a new Windows will pop-up. Select the Region tab and select your country from the list. Or you can select any country which says its in Region 1; doesn't matter. click OK:

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Restart you PC if asked. Trying playing the DVD again.

Note that you can only change the Region a max of five times after which it will be locked to the last changed region PERMANENTLY. There are tools to bypass this, however. One such is Slysoft's AnyDVD.

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DVD region default setting


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.

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Try changing the region by right clicking your DVD drive in explorer and select properties, go to hardware tab, select your DVD brand and type, click properties, go to DVD region, and change the region.. Just remember, any DVD only allowed to change the region for about 4 times, after that, you can't change the region anymore..

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Do you know where to change the region setting?
If not go to the Device Manager - click on DVD/CD-ROM Driver - then right click on your DVD drive, and click on Properties then DVD Region. You can change your region you require.
If you cannot change the region and the region is locked or you have run out of changes, you can install Region Free software on your computer that allows you to play DVDs from any region.
There may be freeware available on the Internet (do a Google search), but I use DVD Region Free from www.dvdidle.com
it costs a few dollars but I have no problems with it, my DVD drive is locked on Region 1.
There are firmware upgrades available for DVD drives that make them region free, but if you make a mistake with the wrong firmware update then your DVD drive is now a piece of junk.

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To make it region free


Once a DVD player has been assigned a region, it cannot be undone. You can change regions (generally 5 times) before it locks on the current region, but to have a region-free DVD player again, you need to buy a new device.

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here is how you do it: go to my comp. slect the drive for your dvd rom i.e, "D" whatever your letter might be, right click on it, select properties , again, selcet the drive, and again, select properties, and click on the "region" tab. CAUTION: don't be changing regions too frequently, you can only change it up to 6 times...then,, you won't be able to change it.

let me know how that works

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You can change the DVD region four times only, the fourth change will lock on that region permanently.
There may be a firmware upgrade that make your DVD region free, but if you make a mistake or install the wrong firmware upgrade then the DVD will be a piece of junk. You will need to Google search for DVD firmware upgrades for your model DVD.

The best way to view DVDs from other regions is to install a piece of software that defeats the region code. I use a program called DVD-RegionFree from
www.dvdidle.com
There are possibly other programs available, again Google search for them.

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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.

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Once your drive is locked im not sure you can do anything. I found this site which may work but i havent tried it.

http://www.gromkov.com/faq/faq2004-0063.html

Worst case replace the DVD drive.

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