Vendor Reset Questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by instantfries, May 13, 2011.

  1. instantfries macrumors newbie

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    I've done quite a bit of research on my own, but haven't gotten any real results from doing that, so i'm here to ask.

    Facts:
    • MacBook Pro was bought and paid for in the Philippines.
    Questions:
    • What really gets reset with a vendor reset?
    • Can i have an authorized Apple Store from where i live do this?
    • Is there a service fee?
    • How long does the process take?
    • Will my files be safe and kept private during the reset?
    • Will my MacBook Pro's region changes limit revert back from 0 to 5 again?
    • Would Vendor Reset invalidate my warranty, in any way?

    Thank you for reading and replying if you would.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I don't understand what you mean by "Vendor Reset"; can you explain?
     
  3. instantfries thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do not know what it really is either. The MacBook Pro in question here, is owned by someone i know, and i'm here to ask about it on this forum.

    The Vendor Reset is somehow related somewhat to the disc drive of the laptop. It was used to view Region 1 - 3 DVDs but, there was a limit.(All Changes possible were used up.) And along with the limit number it was stated that there were 4 Vendor Resets left with 0 Region Change. Neither of us really know about this Vendor Reset is, but since it was stated with the 0 Region Change we thought we'd ask around.

    Hope that helps give info.
     
  4. jupman macrumors newbie

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    Guessing you are asking about viewing of DVDs...my question is this OSX software or hardware... From Apple:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2397

    google is your friend for helping answer your question, just search for "apple DVD region"

     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The modern DVD drives are extremely difficult to reset the region code change count. There have been other threads in the forum from people trying to find a way to change the firmware, but it only works on some older models of DVDs.

    It's a question of how the specific model DVD drive's firmware works.
     

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