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Windows 7: CD/DVD Drive region, plz help

14 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
CD/DVD Drive region, plz help

hello all,


I have a Toshiba Tecra A9 series, I bought it 2007, it comes with a TEAC DV-W28ECT ATA CD/DVD Drive, so yesterday I installed Windvd 10, during the installation it asked me to specify my region, it set it to 1 , USA, ......,

so after the installation some CDs wont open, so what is the solution ? how can I rest the region ? my friendís brother told me its done by updating or reinstalling the firmware, so can anybody tell how that is done ?


thx in advance


OS: 7 ultimate 32-bit

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14 May 2010   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xcode18 View Post
hello all,


I have a Toshiba Tecra A9 series, I bought it 2007, it comes with a TEAC DV-W28ECT ATA CD/DVD Drive, so yesterday I installed Windvd 10, during the installation it asked me to specify my region, it set it to 1 , USA, ......,

so after the installation some CDs wont open, so what is the solution ? how can I rest the region ? my friendís brother told me its done by updating or reinstalling the firmware, so can anybody tell how that is done ?


thx in advance


OS: 7 ultimate 32-bit
Since you say "some" CD's wont open, If you change the region what are you going to do about the others?

You can change the region in the properties of your cd/dvd drive, region tab, but since you can only do this a limited number of times I would look at all other possible reasons why some of them wont open first.


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14 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) You have a relatively old drive. What your friend's brother told you was probably about hacked firmware which could make your dvd drive region free. But remember, it may also brick the drive. Also such firmware may or may not be available for your particular model.

What you can try is look for LEGIT upgrades to the firmware.

2) You can also try "DVD Region+CSS Free". DVD Region+CSS Free works in the background to make DVDs appear region free and unprotected.

Free-Codecs.com :: Download DVD Region+CSS Free 5.9.8.5 and DVD Region+CSS Free Lite 5.9.8.5
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14 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

thx all, DVD Region+CSS Free worked!!

one more thing, bill2, should I get a new drive ?? u said mine is kinda old
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14 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

I was just wondering whether Toshiba updates that drive's firmware any longer. Ya, dvd drives are pretty cheap these days, i know some people who keep one for each region...lol. But, as long as DVD region free does the job for you, it should be OK. Also, everytime you buy a cd, be sure to check its region.
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14 May 2010   #6

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

How did you get this Free-Codecs.com :: Download DVD Region+CSS Free 5.9.8.5 and DVD Region+CSS Free Lite 5.9.8.5 to download?

It just opens up a page for dvd fab
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14 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Hmm....theres also a Windows 7 version of dvd43 which does the same thing and its free.

DVD43 and DVD43 Plug-in - Download Sites
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