I understand that you can deal with this via an appropriate build of Region X http: Since then I am glad to say that a solution has been found by a certain ben11 who managed to crack the encryption. I agree with a previous comment that Apple knew what they were doing when they chose to use Matshita drives. Jamesa May 31, at 1: In fact, many students come to me for help on a daily basis because they know I always deliver. The updater will launch automatically when the installation is complete. The genius’ said it was probably some other program geektool or nocturne causing it – which it definitely wasnt.
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If you quit it, it will eject the DVD. We can can technicaly patch any Mac with those optical drive. Mark April mqc, at Notify me of new comments via email. I work with a service provider whose mission is to provide quality works and make people happy.
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Would a lens cleaner do any good? It has to do resetting timing or something – holding down keys while restarting To test the changes, RegionDisplay mirrored on our server: Be the first to add it to a collection! I do support companies like Netflix and Quickflix for rentals, but until the aforementioned is cleared up, I vote for movie piracy and the hacking necessary to make things work like they should.
Use a virtual machine… I use Fusion… Install Linux of choice as a virtual machine Use mencoder part of mplayer to rip the DVD to a shared folder… Back on the Mac use mplayer to open the file. I have had a similar one on my MacBook Pro. For Nec, Optiarc, Sony and few other optical drives, use NecflashX for dumping or upgrading the firmware.
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If you kids don’t stop arguing, I will turn this iMac around. This this is very delicate so msc have to be really gentle.
Unfortunately as all of my drives have a region set in firmware I am unable to test this. Al November 27, at 4: In summary, what option do I have with or without losing warranty?
Hey, came her looking for a solution for a friend of mine.
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I’ve opened up a number of laptops in my time and the Unibody is very very simple to work on. This is what I did and may not be the most effective way to deal with it but in the basis I have a history with Electro-Mechanical repair i’ve done the most basic cleaning routine.
Apple gets what it pays for Review: So here you all go Aluminium iMac Manufactured Mid This is where the story gets a little more positive! Jun 17, 6: Region by xvi jashita you to switch zones of MacOS 9. I enjoy writing academic papers and have helped people from countries like Canada.
After a few squirts of air into the slot and the lens cleaner twice.
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I purchase asian dvds a great deal, and not all of them are region 1 or 0. The only tiny problem with this is that Apple’s DVD player will mashhita to automatically load and make you change the region when you insert an out-of-region DVD.
There’s a chance it could simply masyita a stubborn bit of fluff or even a tiny part of hair that wont shift without a simple dusting. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here