Vendor Reset Questions

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

  1. instantfries macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2011
    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.

    • MacBook Pro was bought and paid for in the Philippines.
    • 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.
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I don't understand what you mean by "Vendor Reset"; can you explain?
  3. instantfries thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2011
    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

    Mar 25, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Guessing you are asking about viewing of question is this OSX software or hardware... From Apple:

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

  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    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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