Is it possible to make Superdrive to region free for DVD region code?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ALERT, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. ALERT macrumors newbie

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    Since Superdrive only allows us to change DVD region code for 5 times. :(

    Is there a way to change the DVD region code of Superdrive to "Region Free"?

    Is there any way to make unlimited changes to its DVD region code changes? :rolleyes:
     
  2. Everlast macrumors newbie

    Everlast

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    I wanna know that too...

    Is your machine just newly purchased and haven't played any region coded DVD yet? If so, you could try the workaround in this post, see if this work for you.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=663845


    I got so many DVD movies with different regions code, and I love to watch them on my new MBP, the image are just prettier and nicer on the glossy display, too bad, my MBP now is set in region 1 :mad: VLC player won't help, Mactheripper won't work either, it drive me nuts whenever it ask me to change my region code, I'm gonna draw out my hammer and smash the damn superdrive into pieces.........
     
  3. ALERT thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :)I've sent mine for exchange. Will only deliver in about 1-2wks.

    Anyone have other suggestions to change region coding on SuperDrive?
     
  4. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

    pacmania1982

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    I use this on my 2.16GHz MacBook Pro

    http://www.regionx.tk/

    Works well, although not sure its been updated for the new Macs

    pac
     
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

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    Depending on the drive, there may or may not be region-free firmware floating around on the web. Once the drive is region-free, you then only need an application that will work on the software level in conjunction with the drive.
     
  6. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

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    I changed the firmware on my old 15" powerpc powerbook superdrive, and then used region x and it's now region free.

    You have to find a modified firmware for your specific drive model before you can play any region. You can then use RegionX to change your set region whenever you want, and reset the change count back to 5. Do a google search, it won't take you long to find out if there is a firmware available for you or not.

    Having said that, it took a long time for someone to come out for a firmware for the drive in my specific Powerbook. And I'm talking years lol
     

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