My G72 is Locked!

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#1

Hi
I have unknowingly/unconsciuously locked my laptop to Region 1(America) but live in Region 2 (UK)
The computer has told me that I have 0 Changes left.

Can anybody help me by showing me how to solve this problem or unlock my HP G72 Laptop??

Thank you in advanced :slight_smile:


#2

Hi. Usually there is no modified firmware available for a laptop dvd drive.

The best i can recommend is to purchase AnyDVD.


#3

I´d do as Mr B suggested too if it´s a problem with watching DVDs…I guess that is your problem, right?

Risky, but if you are reasonably good with computers, this advice may help:
http://www.pcreview.co.uk/articles/Hardware/Make_your_DVD_drive_region_free/


#4

[QUOTE=deanimator;2603789]Risky, but if you are reasonably good with computers, this advice may help:
http://www.pcreview.co.uk/articles/Hardware/Make_your_DVD_drive_region_free/[/QUOTE] Not to nitpick, but that article is over 6 years old and most of the links don’t work anymore.


#5

Is it a myth that one can unlock their laptop (to be region free)?

Is there any other cost effective method other than AnyDVD? or one that won’t need updates?

Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge Mr Belvedere :wink:


#6

No, it’s not a myth, but it requires specialised custom firmware. Usually there are is no custom firmware available for slimline (laptop) dvd players.

Is there any other cost effective method other than AnyDVD? or one that won’t need updates?
Unless you can find trustworthy custom firmware, there is no other solution.


#7

What optical drive is installed exactly?
It is a myth that slim optical drives can not be patched at all :cool:

Michael


#8
  1. We need to know exactly what model HP G72 you have…and therefore identify which DVD drive it has.
    Then maybe someone will be able to track down a patch if one exists.

  2. I think there´s another problem with AnyDvd now…it´s €49* for a 2 year subscription, and I think you have to pay to extend it (I got mine before they changed the policy).

In any case, may I suggest [B]another option…to buy a replacement drive[/B]. They´re not too expensive and I think you should do a little research on the best options…maybe you can get one which is region free.

Hopefully other members will be able to verify this and suggest suitable models.

*Note: 20% off until Sept 25 makes it €39.20…just sayin…ok


#9

I’m sorry, but I’m not that advanced…:disagree:

How would I find out the name of my dvd harddrive?

Thank you for helping :slight_smile:


#10

Look in Device Manager under DVD/CD-ROM Drives. It will list the name of the drive there.

It would help to know the firmware version as well though, so you might install ImgBurn, which is a free burning program, found here: www.imgburn.com

Start up ImgBurn, then click on Discovery. This will show the name of the drive and have the firmware revision listed next to it. For example, I have a Samsung SH-S203B drive, and on the right side of the Discovery window, I see that drive name and SB04 also…SB04 being the firmware installed in my drive.