Air Superdrive regional compatibility

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rcaqua, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. rcaqua
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    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.
     
  2. krimsen
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    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
     

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