Small DVD region problem

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Okay. I recently brought a second hand eMac from a friend. He was moving to Sweden, and I wanted it as a DVD/Music player for my study.

I got it home, and ran into a rather large problem. The drive had been permently set to region 4. As I am living in a region 2 zone this is, to put it mildly, less than helpful. Can anyone suggest a quick fix.

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whats the model of the drive?

whats the model of the drive? go to www.videohelp.com and under the mac video forums ask someone if there is a region crack/flash.

i know it can definatly be done for most drives, but it will probably void the drives warranty (it modifies firmware)

good luck

eric

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Re: whats the model of the drive?

peacefrog226 wrote:

...ask someone if there is a region crack/flash.

Keep in mind that circumventing region coding, at least in the USA, is illegal.

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oops sorry well forget i said

oops sorry well forget i said anything

or shoot me a PM

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VLC

VLC ( a video player thingo) I think just ignores regions of DVDs, so if u dont mind not using the apple player then this should solve ure problem. Just look on versiontracker for it if you haven't already solved ure problem.

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