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leelee Apr 24, 2000 09:34 PM
DVD Region code override on iMac DV SE?
Is there a way to override the DVD Region code setting on my iMac DV SE? I read the Apple site and it says you may switch the DVD region 5 times before it permanently sets to that region.

I've seen PC DVD drives that allow you to bypass the region code, is there a developers program or some other hack to override this?

iPaul UK Apr 25, 2000 04:28 PM
I think someone once said that you could hack into the "DVD region manager" extention using ResEdit. I've not yet tried it myself.
davi Aug 15, 2000 01:02 AM
A iMac DV region free firmware patch has recently been released. Look for it under the DVD player's model number (Matshita SR-8184) at

It works perfectly when applied correctly, but read all the instructions carefully. Changing firmware is dangerous. Before this patch came out I had to pay Apple to replace my DVD drive.
Pringlis Aug 15, 2000 07:30 AM
Have a look at

It contains everything you need to know about the firmware and success stories to bolster your confidence about doing the install. It does carry a risk but I have heard of only one or two people that it failed for.

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