DVD locked after Firmware update

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  1. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

    ezekielrage_99

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    I just updated this via the Software Update on my early 2008 MBP now my DVD is locked to region 1 and I can't change it.... Yes I know that you can change it only 5 times but I only ever had it set to Region 4 thus only ever changed once when the first DVD was put into the system...

    I was wondering if anyone has experienced this of if there's a way to fix this issue because I now can't watch/rip any of my DVDs. I've tried XRegion but it doesn't seem to work...
     
  2. The General macrumors 601

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  3. kuctonkucton201 macrumors member

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    Does that work??
     
  4. ezekielrage_99 thread starter macrumors 68040

    ezekielrage_99

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    Doesn't work.. Tried that one as well...
     
  5. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    since you paid for the DVD, just pirate a copy of the relevant movie.
     
  6. The General macrumors 601

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    Weird. It used to work. :confused:
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If it used to work, get it fixed by Apple even if it's out of warranty. Complain a lot.
     
  8. ezekielrage_99 thread starter macrumors 68040

    ezekielrage_99

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    That sounds like a pretty good idea, I might try it tonight :)
     
  9. mulo macrumors 68020

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    It still does, on older machines.
    On newer machines the drives are hardware limited, so that you can no longer access the data around the drive firmware.
     
  10. ezekielrage_99 thread starter macrumors 68040

    ezekielrage_99

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    That makes sense because on my old G4 Region X worked, this one I get a message about the drive being locked due to the firmware...

    Although a bit off topic I don't understand why DVD drives on computers are locked to region while 99% of all home players and portable players now are region free...
     

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