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How Do You Unlock A Tsstcorp Cdrw Dvd Ts-h493a


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#1 MichaelNM

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 04:13 AM

My son has a Dell Dimension C521 and the internal DVD drive (TSSTcorp CDRW DVD TS-H493A) has locked itself to one region , how do I unlock it?

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 04:47 AM

Go into the Device Manager, click on the + to the left of the DVD/CD-ROM to expand the tree, double click on the drive, click on the Regional tab, click on the region that you want, click on OK.

Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Device Manager.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 05:13 AM

Thanks....BUT.....the properties tab will not allow any further changes...each time a dvd was played it automatically changed the zone to suit the dvd

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 06:28 AM

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but as far as I am aware, there are only a very limited number of times (4 or 5) you can change regions on a drive. After that it is just a hunk of scrap metal.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:57 AM

http://www.google.com/search?q=unlock+regi...lient=firefox-a
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#6 MichaelNM

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 08:08 AM

The attached picture you post is the same as I have, I think that you are right, I have a scrap player. -- - - The next posting takes me to driver updates not multi-region options

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 12:52 PM

It might help if you could find a 3rd party firmware to make it multiregional. After a quick search, I didn't find any. It might be a Dell only part number. The possibility might be to crossflash the drive with another firmware. Find out the OEM (I think Samsung), and look for firmware to a drive that matches the specs of your drive and try a firmware flash. Cannot hurt at this point.

DVD burners are cheap now. You can find one shipped for under $30, put it in and go from there.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 04:39 PM

Thanks - do you know of any dvd burners/players that are multi-regional?

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 03:31 AM

See if there is anything useful here

http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=multi+reg...lient=firefox-a

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