How To Reset DVD Code Region Change Back to Zero? (29786 Views)
Reply
Intern
KnuckleHead
Posts: 67
Member Since: ‎09-20-2009
Message 1 of 11 (29,786 Views)

How To Reset DVD Code Region Change Back to Zero?

How do you set the Super Multi Drive CD/DVD Player back to Code 0? Just bought the computer a couple of weeks ago.  I was tricked into setting it to 1, but I want it back to ZERO.

Professor
RasterBlaster
Posts: 2,293
Member Since: ‎11-17-2008
Message 2 of 11 (29,713 Views)

Re: How To Reset DVD Code Region Change Back to Zero?

[ Edited ]

You can change the Region code a few, limited times. Figure out which Region you want to use and make it permanent:. The following document shows you how (from the drive's Device Properties).

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01897830#N1130

 

 

... an HP employee expressing his own opinion.
Please post rather than send me a Message. It's good for the community and I might not be able to get back quickly. - Thank you.
Intern
KnuckleHead
Posts: 67
Member Since: ‎09-20-2009
Message 3 of 11 (29,705 Views)

Re: How To Reset DVD Code Region Change Back to Zero?

Thanks for that information. It was helpful but did not resolve the resetting issue.
Professor
RasterBlaster
Posts: 2,293
Member Since: ‎11-17-2008
Message 4 of 11 (29,697 Views)

Re: How To Reset DVD Code Region Change Back to Zero?

Ahhh, OK. Well, there is a reason why it is so difficult... the region code is DRM. To get it back to the way it was, Region = Unselected, Region Free, or Region Zero, would require updating the drive's firmware with a modified version and modifying the Windows Registry. There is a handshake that occurs between the info stored inthe drive's firmware and Windows setup. There are software tools available to do this, but I have to ask you to do the research yourself using your favorite Internet search engine. HP does not provide software tools or firmware to defeat region code settings.

 

Thank you.

... an HP employee expressing his own opinion.
Please post rather than send me a Message. It's good for the community and I might not be able to get back quickly. - Thank you.
Intern
KnuckleHead
Posts: 67
Member Since: ‎09-20-2009
Message 5 of 11 (29,690 Views)

Re: How To Reset DVD Code Region Change Back to Zero?

Yes, I'm aware of all the sites that supposedly reset firmware. Many are for 2004 models. One site looked promising but upon closer inspection they are for "living room" DVD players. I think it is a myth about software changing the firmware.
Student
BigJim40
Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎03-18-2011
Message 6 of 11 (28,013 Views)

Re: How To Reset DVD Code Region Change Back to Zero?

This is stupid!

 

The first dvd I tried on my HPE-510f won't play because it is a region 0 dvd.  I  had this problem with the last HP I bought: a dv1040us, purchased in 2004!  HP supplied a fix so that it could play regions 0 and 1.  Region 0 was implemented so that DVD authors could make their product universally available.

 

Changing the region in the preferences is no good because of the limited number of times that can be done.

 

HP:  FIX IT!!

Grad Student
Gator6x4
Posts: 191
Member Since: ‎01-20-2011
Message 7 of 11 (27,938 Views)

Re: How To Reset DVD Code Region Change Back to Zero?

Really HP hacked the Region Code for you to use on your first computer: 

 

This is stupid!

 

The first dvd I tried on my HPE-510f won't play because it is a region 0 dvd. I had this problem with the last HP I bought: a dv1040us, purchased in 2004! HP supplied a fix so that it could play regions 0 and 1. Region 0 was implemented so that DVD authors could make their product universally available.

 

Changing the region in the preferences is no good because of the limited number of times that can be done.

 

HP: FIX IT!!   I don't think I would hold my breath waiting for HP to fix it.

 

I have never seen a manufacture hack a DVD Region Code before.  The US is in Region 1. I also have no experience with a  universal Region code due to DVD Movie makers complaining about pirated software. Does someone actually have a DVD Player that will play movies from China, Thailand or other far Eastern Countries. Sure would beat paying $25.00-$40.00 for movies that can be purchased elsewhere for a fraction of that.

Student
tinaglen
Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎06-19-2012
Message 8 of 11 (23,633 Views)

Re: How To Reset DVD Code Region Change Back to Zero?

someone please tell how to reset dvd in laptop back to 0 region. vista basic.

Top Student
TobiasVerhulst
Posts: 8
Member Since: ‎11-01-2011
Message 9 of 11 (23,025 Views)

Re: How To Reset DVD Code Region Change Back to Zero?

I'm working on solving the same problem. My understanding is that the optical drives hp puts in it's computer (as do other manufacturers, it seems) are intentionally crippled with non-functional firmware. Firmware, for those who don't know, is a small piece of software that controls some part of hardware (not to be confused with the driver). These broken pieces of firmware are called RPC-2. It is possible, for people with enough technical knowledge, to make RPC-1 firmware (aka: firmware that actually works). However, in order to do this access is needed to the RPC-2 firmware. If you do a search for RPC-1 you'll find much more information.  I'm know trying to get a hold of the RPC-2 firmware for my drive, a TSSTcorp TS-L633M, firmware version 0200. Unfortunately the firmware for this exact type is needed, and it's not easy to find... 

Student
wethegeeks
Posts: 1
Member Since: ‎08-08-2012
Message 10 of 11 (22,574 Views)

Re: How To Reset DVD Code Region Change Back to Zero?

You don't need any of such. With the exception of an outer cover, a drives guts are all the same and made in China. It's just Hp's way of being **bleep**. Just use the Lite-on utility and change regions back to 5 as many times as you like. The file is "LTNRPC.EXE" and is available on line. Just use your search engine.

† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation