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I bought a used dell 700m laptop but the dvd player is not working. it will play music but its telling me i need dvd decoder for dvd movies. also i can not get the internet.

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The actual region code is in one byte on the DVD (digital versatile disc). The DVD player or drive has a region code in its firmware. Personal computer DVD-ROM players often have the code in the software or MPEG-2 decoder. The two codes must match for the player or drive to play the movie. The code is also printed on the back of a DVD package, superimposed on a small image of the globe.

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