DVD rom locked in wrong region

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Hi the pc teckies reading this --
Fixing a 3 year old pc xp home -- Had to do a complete reinstall.
He has a Toshiba sd-m1612 dvd-rom, which his kids
have locked to region 1 (USA) not 2 (UK etc).
Been on the Toshiba site, and it states once locked (i.e. after 5th region
change), its locked.
Question - any softwareI can use to flash it back to region 2 ??
Much thanks


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Pete S
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    DVD Region+CSS Free 5.84
    http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/1028453685/1

    DVD Region Codes
    http://www.mvps.org/marksxp/WindowsXP/dvd/regions/regions.php

    DVD Region-Free - Watch and copy any DVD on all DVD drives
    http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm

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    "Pete S" wrote:

    | Hi the pc teckies reading this --
    | Fixing a 3 year old pc xp home -- Had to do a complete reinstall.
    | He has a Toshiba sd-m1612 dvd-rom, which his kids
    | have locked to region 1 (USA) not 2 (UK etc).
    | Been on the Toshiba site, and it states once locked (i.e. after 5th region
    | change), its locked.
    | Question - any softwareI can use to flash it back to region 2 ??
    | Much thanks
    |
    |
    | --
    | Pete S
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Pete S wrote:
    > Hi the pc teckies reading this --
    > Fixing a 3 year old pc xp home -- Had to do a complete reinstall.
    > He has a Toshiba sd-m1612 dvd-rom, which his kids
    > have locked to region 1 (USA) not 2 (UK etc).
    > Been on the Toshiba site, and it states once locked (i.e. after 5th region
    > change), its locked.
    > Question - any softwareI can use to flash it back to region 2 ??
    > Much thanks
    >
    >
    Can't vouch for the software never used it but a quick search
    found this site:

    http://www.dvdidle.com/

    Not free but it sounds like it might solve your problem.

    gls858
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    "gls858" <gls858@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:O%23RiFj2SFHA.3040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Pete S wrote:
    >> Hi the pc teckies reading this --
    >> Fixing a 3 year old pc xp home -- Had to do a complete reinstall.
    >> He has a Toshiba sd-m1612 dvd-rom, which his kids
    >> have locked to region 1 (USA) not 2 (UK etc).
    >> Been on the Toshiba site, and it states once locked (i.e. after 5th
    >> region
    >> change), its locked.
    >> Question - any softwareI can use to flash it back to region 2 ??
    >> Much thanks
    >>
    >>
    > Can't vouch for the software never used it but a quick search
    > found this site:
    >
    > http://www.dvdidle.com/
    >
    > Not free but it sounds like it might solve your problem.
    >
    > gls858

    thanks very much

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    Pete S
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    thanks very much

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    Pete S
    "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23Hn8fj2SFHA.628@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > DVD Region+CSS Free 5.84
    > http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/1028453685/1
    >
    > DVD Region Codes
    > http://www.mvps.org/marksxp/WindowsXP/dvd/regions/regions.php
    >
    > DVD Region-Free - Watch and copy any DVD on all DVD drives
    > http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm
    >
    > --
    > Carey Frisch
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows XP - Shell/User
    > Microsoft Newsgroups
    >
    > Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
    >
    > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > "Pete S" wrote:
    >
    > | Hi the pc teckies reading this --
    > | Fixing a 3 year old pc xp home -- Had to do a complete reinstall.
    > | He has a Toshiba sd-m1612 dvd-rom, which his kids
    > | have locked to region 1 (USA) not 2 (UK etc).
    > | Been on the Toshiba site, and it states once locked (i.e. after 5th
    > region
    > | change), its locked.
    > | Question - any softwareI can use to flash it back to region 2 ??
    > | Much thanks
    > |
    > |
    > | --
    > | Pete S
    >
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