dvd region...

emeeme
Posted:
in Genius Bar edited January 2014
i read on my ibook documentation, that after the 5th time i change the dvd region of my computer it will lock... is there anyway to avoid this??? since im studying in mexico, but im from other country, and have diferent dvd regions

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  • Reply 1 of 11
    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    Yes the region lockes after the fifth change, but there are programs to reset it. Unfortunatly those programs only work 3 times.



    Anyone know what firmware lockes up and where it is? (In the computer or on the DVD drive)? If the DVD drive is what lockes up, you should be able to buy a second DVD drive for the second reagon and just switch drives.



    [ 08-05-2002: Message edited by: Ebby ]</p>
  • Reply 2 of 11
    More of a tech support question... moving to the Genius Bar
  • Reply 3 of 11
    mimacmimac Posts: 871member
    As far as Im aware its the DVD drives firmware that locks the region after 5 changes.

    There is a download called RegionX that supposedly sorts this problem but there has been little feedback from users of this software <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

    Can't say if it is workable or not, but I do know for sure that if you use it and things go wrong you may well have invalidated your computers warranty



    Anyone here have any feedback or using RegionX or other similar products?
  • Reply 4 of 11
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    [quote]Originally posted by MiMac:

    <strong>As far as Im aware its the DVD drives firmware that locks the region after 5 changes.

    There is a download called RegionX that supposedly sorts this problem but there has been little feedback from users of this software <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

    Can't say if it is workable or not, but I do know for sure that if you use it and things go wrong you may well have invalidated your computers warranty



    Anyone here have any feedback or using RegionX or other similar products?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    i use RegionX from Time to Time. It works pretty well, give it a try.



    <a href="http://www.wormintheapple.gr/macdvd/"; target="_blank">Region X and other resources</a>
  • Reply 5 of 11
    just google for "dvd firmware update", and you should come up with a site that has region free firmwares for most drives...might need a PC to flash it, and also need region-free software, which I'm not sure if the Apple DVD player is...
  • Reply 6 of 11
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    don't read my post, nono !
  • Reply 7 of 11
    mimacmimac Posts: 871member
    Whats up Defiant?

    Have you had probs with the software?
  • Reply 8 of 11
    pevepeve Posts: 518member
    i used all kind of apps and firmware-flashs with my g4 and mac os 9.x - and it worked well with me.



    now i got a cube running mac os 10.2 (no more classic) and would like to do it again. is there anything special i have to look out for?



    ...and is this legal?
  • Reply 9 of 11
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    [quote]Originally posted by peve:

    <strong>i used all kind of apps and firmware-flashs with my g4 and mac os 9.x - and it worked well with me.



    now i got a cube running mac os 10.2 (no more classic) and would like to do it again. is there anything special i have to look out for?



    ...and is this legal?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    no. It's Illegal.
  • Reply 10 of 11
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    [quote]Originally posted by MiMac:

    <strong>Whats up Defiant?

    Have you had probs with the software?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    not so far, no.



    NOTE: you got to have an RPC-1 DVD-Drive to work with Region X successfully



    Region X is easy to install. just a .pkg which installs Region X in /Applications.

    After that, you just open it and set your region. very simple, yet powerful.



    Info about RPC-1 and -2 Drives is available from my link above.
  • Reply 11 of 11
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    again: all info comes from this site :



    <a href="http://www.wormintheapple.gr/macdvd/"; target="_blank">http://www.wormintheapple.gr/macdvd/</a>;
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