Mashita DVD-RAM UJ-840s

Hi Everyone, can someone help?

Just bought a new laptop and its equipped with the above DVD drive.

Does anyone know if there is a multi region hack for this ??

any help gratefully received.


No, there isn’t one yet.

You can use VideoLanClient.

Chef, not quite sure what VideoLanClient is or where i would find it???

You said “there isn’t one yet.” does that mean ther may be one soon ?, it doesn’t seem to be a make i have seen mentioned before much.
Do people actualy do region hacks for Mashita ??

Thanks for any help.



Matshita drives are difficult to patch. There is currently nobody working to patch Matshita drives, and I don’t expect that to change anytime soon (there aren’t many active patchers out there).

Yes, it’s a SAD lost case with these drives…

Just try your luck with DVD43 and VideoLanClient.

I have a UF-832S and I tried DVD43. At first, I thought it was working but in the end I realized that it didn’t. I am also looking for a hack for my drive so if you come across a solution, please post a reply for me. I have also tried using video lan client but it didn’t seem to do the trick.

Ok so its a lost cause.

How easy is it to yank this drive out and slot in a nice Liteon ? and where would the best place be to get one ?

Again thanks for any input.


Hi Did u ever find a solution for your Matshita UJ-840S to make it region free? Thanks

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I’m not sure if this will work, but you can try this one. I have a UJ-840S but I’m using it in an external enclosure so im not sure if flashing through USB will work.

I saw a guy in a forum (forgot where) who uses a UJ-840s with v1.5 firmware. I wonder where he got it…

Huh? Somebody called?

I have a Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-840S drive in my Acer TravelMate 4604WLMi laptop, and it was shipped with 1.50 firmware, so I didn’t “get” it anywhere, and I haven’t seen this firmware available for download anywhere.

I have a firmware version: 1.52 on this drive. Came with the Toshiba laptop that i am using… :rolleyes: But i am having problems with it… end up with coasters quite often… :confused: Gonna try to flash the new Sony OEM firmware 1.4 and see how it goes…

will post again. :a

You better DON’T!

haah. well just returning back for others to know - my firmware now is 1.52 again - re flashed the drive from update from toshiba support site - the coaster problem seems to have disappeared but its still no region free - was wanting to watch godfather (ntsc reg-1) and stumbled across my old post while googling around…