I bought my MacBook Pro las August, a few weeks later y moved to Germany. I started watching films of both Region 1 and 2 with no problem. Once I noticed I had just two more 'changes' I started using VLC to bypass the issue. No problem... Until December, I went back to America to visit family, etc. My brother asked me if he could use my computer to watch a film, since the living room was occupied. I didn't remember (it wasn't even near my mind) that the region thing was to be avoided using VLC. Next thing I know, he "accidentally" used the 2 remaining opportunities to change the drive's region. And, now, I'm in Germany stuck with a Region 1 (America) Drive. I've googled a little and have found several clues, but all seem to be about bypassing or changing the region indefinitely BEFORE it's locked. If there is any way to 'unlock' the drive, please do tell. Appreciate your help.