iDVD Regional Code lock

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by sambouka, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. sambouka macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased a new powerbook with a CDRW internal drive. The problem Im facing is with my DVDs. I have a couple of DVDs I bought from Europe. Everytime I put the DVD in it asks me to change the regional code and that I am only able to change it 4 times and then it will lock. Ofcourse when I changed it the first time, the other DVDs I had stopped working. Now I only have two more times to change and then my DVD player will be locked. Any suggestions on why it does this, and how to crack it?

    Thanks!
    :confused:
     
  2. irmongoose macrumors 68030

    irmongoose

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    All recent DVD players have a lock (computer DVD [players and TV DVD players)... after the 5 times it locks to the region of the last played DVD. You can download a firmware patch to unlock it here... you will have to change the region every time you insert a DVD from a different region, so be sure to download the app called "Region X" to change the regions.

    If you have any questions, just ask.




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  3. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

    ShaolinMiddleFinger

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    Quick note: once you change the region coding beyond five times, you invalidate your warranty
     
  4. irmongoose macrumors 68030

    irmongoose

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    Sure, but you can always just load in the original firmware for the drive (available on the same page as the cracked firmwares) and reset the lock to 5 when you're sending in your machine to Apple.




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