MacBook Air Superdrive

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by App Downloader, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    I bought a MacBook Air superdrive, and the first time I inserted a DVD disk it said something about setting the region code and I only had 5 times to change it or something, so can I reset the region code count someday, incase i change it 5 more times?
     
  2. MRU
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    MRU

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    #2
    I do not believe so.
     
  3. macrumors member

    aniketroxx

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    #3
    I don't think region code matters with it
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    karsten

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    i think its tied to the hardware so you only get 5 times. i'd pick the one you view most of your content in
     
  5. macrumors member

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    No you can't change it after 5 times - officially.

    You may or may not be able download the drive's firmware and do a factory reset. Then the count starts at 0 again. This would require you to know the exact drive mechanism, finding the firmware on the internet and then uploading it to the drive. I have never gone through that process so I can't outline what that process takes, maybe you would even be required to do that from within windows.

    This whole region business is a weird relict of the big film studios, dividing up the world in regions so they can cash in.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    for movies on dvd i've used vlc to watch different region dvds. that was a way to skip apple dvd player's 5 change rule. maybe someone knows if this has changed as i havent been watching foreign dvd's recently
     
  7. macrumors 68040

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    Just use the VLC player, the above poster is right. I have a whole collection of foreign DVDs and I never change the drive's region code, I just use VLC.
     

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