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Unlocking region-specific DVD drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by stephannand, Feb 3, 2006.

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  1. stephannand

    stephannand Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell Dimension 8100 (ancient, I know). When we first got it, it allowed us to change the region that the DVD player would read 10 times before locking permanently to one of our choice (chose region 2 as I'm in the UK).

    However, as it turns out, most of my DVDs are now region 1. This is fine on my region free DVD player, but sometimes I'd like to play 'em on my PC. Any way to unlock it?
     
  2. pugmug

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    You can reflash the firmware of the dvd player but be sure your pick the correct firmware flash of your dvd model and number. Only use the firmware from the website that made the dvd drive if you can and it still has risks so be aware of that fact.ps. Dells are very picky so be carefull in what you do-read first before acting.
     
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