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Region code lock out

Friend bought a dvd as a present while travelling overseas in region1. Gave it to kids. Children watched it on home computer changing the region code to do so. OUr home computer is in region 4. Apparently they had a limited number of changing the code options and now cannot view any of the dvds set to our home computer region. Help please.. Thanks for looking.

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A regional lockout (or region coding) is a class of digital rights management preventing the use of a certain product or service, such as multimedia or a hardware device, outside a certain region or territory.
You can get a region-free DVD copy and play it on your DVD player. You can get a DVD copy without region code using Leawo DVD Copy. This tool can deal with different kinds of protected DVD discs.

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You can only change this code 5 times before it locks out the CD ROM drive. If it's locked out, you will need a new CD ROM drive. Your best bet is to get two external CD ROM drives and set one to region 1 and the other to region 4. This way you don't have to keep buying CD ROM drives. :)

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