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how do i unlock MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-842S so its region free?

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How do i unlock MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-842S so its region free?  or how do go about this? any help appreciated. Its a toshiba laptop and it wont play movies from other regions.

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Merete earned 500 total points
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Hi resolver1, first you need to understand the consequences of doing this,
New DVD-ROM drives come with a firmware level RPC-2 with hardware protection.
RPC 2 drives have a 4 or 5 change limit on regions, once the counter gets to 0 your drive is permanently locked to the last region it was set to.
 Even if you reformat or move the drive to another system it will still be locked to the last region
So now you understand that  here's how to change it
Go to my computer r/click the DVD rom then Properties then Hardware then properties in Hardware
 DVD Regeon
It will show 4 or 5 remaining. change the regeon number from yours to the DVD regeon of this disc
If you wish to add more  regeons and not risk losing the rom drive you can use VLC player or Power DVD or WinDVD
 free VideoLAN player will take a long time to initialize DVD.
So just pop the disc in your drive open it in VLC and wait. Go get a coffee. but just wait
Click Start Player button, and try to play your DVD
Reference to using VLC
http://www.gromkov.com/faq/faq2004-0063.html
or buy the power DVD Pro
DVD region code explained
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code
Power DVD
http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd/overview_en_US.html
Good Luck
Merete
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ill check it out and let you know mate.
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Thank you resolver1
if you have a spare 40 dollars
DVD Region+CSS
http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm
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awe sorry I just read  MATSHITA  is nolonger supported pity
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