Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 3, 2010, 01:43 PM   #1
rcaqua
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Smile Air Superdrive regional compatibility

The following is perhaps an FAQ for more experienced members but I could not find a ref on other posts, so here goes: I understand the external superdrive for the macbook air is stuck on a "region" for DVD viewing (US vs. Europe, etc). This can only be changed a few times before the drive locks into the last regional position chosen. I travel constantly from one continent to the other and have batches of DVDs from both sides.

My question: is there a workaround to allow the drive to switch endlessly from one region to another (I recall there was one for older iBooks)?

Thanks for any help.
rcaqua is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 3, 2010, 02:08 PM   #2
krimsen
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
try browsing http://forum.rpc1.org/, I've had some luck with my last MBP and the Powerbook before that one. Didn't try yet with the new book.

What it comes down to is
* replace the firmware of the drive
* use an app called "Region X" to switch the active region (don't use DVD Player or anything else)
* enjoy
krimsen is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SATA superdrive into Macbook Air superdrive enclousre?? peanutismint MacBook Pro 5 Aug 22, 2011 12:38 PM
24" LED ACD & Macbook Air Superdrive Compatibility TxMacAddict Mac Peripherals 0 Dec 1, 2008 07:55 PM
MB Air Superdrive compatible w/ MB? Corbin3 Buying Tips and Advice 9 Jan 17, 2008 03:07 AM
MacBook Air Superdrive compatible with MacBooks? shadowmoses MacBook Pro 2 Jan 15, 2008 04:28 PM
Question About Region Compatibility DarkNetworks Console Games 7 Jun 24, 2007 05:10 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:01 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC