Unable to change DVD region

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#1

:confused: Hello all, this is my first time here, so hopefully someone can help me out.
I own a Dell inspiron 5100 laptop with an external Sony DVD writer. The laptop was bought in the UK(region 2) and I now live in Australia(region 4). On playing different region discs, a message would come up saying you can only change the region X amount of times. When I try playing a region 4 disc now, a message comes up saying the player is set to region 2 and can no longer be changed, and even reloading windows will not help. Is there a way on setting it to multi region or at least setting it to region 4 as most of my discs are from there?

please help!

gazza8520


#2

Using anydvd you would be fine, also there are rpc1 firmwares available. What for burner you’ve exactly?


#3

I have read somewhere (I think it was PC Basics MAG) that if you download new firmware for your drive and/or updated firmware can reset your region count (sometimes).
I know this is a temp fix to your problem.
Depending on your drive you may be able to find region free firmware for it.
Some Drives have a code to free up the regions. I think liteon drives have these

Good hunting

Regards
Gordon467


#4

That’s correct re: most Liteon drives, ie., there is a utulity to make them region free. I know many sonys are rebadged Liteons, so maybe you’ll get lucky. Anyway, the LtnRPC utility with discussion and guide is located right here.

Hope this helps.


#5

Using anydvd did the job. Thanks to all who replied to my problem.

regards Gazza