New Mac Mini - Region Free Mod?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by wood0004, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. wood0004 macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010
    I am considering ordering a Mac Mini from Apple's Hong Kong store which I presume will have DVD region flags set for 3 and 6 which will cover me in China where I am living now. When I moved here, I reflashed the firmware on my Dell business notebooks with a region free firmware. I am wondering if I will be able to make the mini DVD drive region free so I can play my HK and China DVD's as well as my US DVD's?

    Also, I will be purchasing a new 15" MBP also from HK and will want to mod that DVD drive as well so hopefully I can get both answers here.

    Thank you!
  2. no3tic888 macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
  3. ncc1701d macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2008
    The SuperDrive in the macmini shouldn't be set to any particular region, but will ask you to set it once you insert a region DVD. Then you can change it up to 5 times before it is set for good.

    I like the link 888 - I've been looking to deregion my drives :)
  4. no3tic888 macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
    The Mac's DVD Player app makes you set the region. Otherwise you can use VLC to play DVDs from different regions.

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