Click on the Utilities section and download DriveInfo. This will check the status of your drive (RPC 1 or 2) and tell you if you need to flash the firmware. If you do need to do this then the firmware for your drive is alo on the site above. Make sure you are familiar with the process though so read the faq's etc. beforehand.
If all goes to plan and depending on you OS, you may still need some Region Free software.
not entirely confident in doing this to be honest, not terribly worry about the drive itself, but it would be nice to have it region free. I'm using Windows ME (yes I know ) and the release notes say it needs to be run in DOS proper.