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DVD REGION I CHANGED MY DVD REGION PLAYER TOO MANY TIMES. IT NOW PLAYS ONLY REGION 1. HOW CAN I RESET TO PLAY REGION 2 OR TO PLAY ALL

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Unfortuantely Drives are legally locked at 5 changes because of content restrictions set in place by the MPAA. This is done to control the release schedules of movies for a given market.

You can try to contact your manufacturer and see if you can send in the drive to have it changed back (usually the user has 5 changes and the manufacturer has 5 changes)

If this does not help, There is another way to fix this problem but I am not permitted to post it here as it violates the DMCA.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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