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Samsung DVD-ROM, It has locked to R2, How do I make it code free?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by JohnS, Jul 1, 2001.

  1. JohnS

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    this http://www.firmware.fr.st/ is the place to get frimware upgrades to unlock DVD rom drives but i think you may be out of luck as not all of the Samsung drives have been sorted yet :(
     
  2. Phil Hinton

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    Well not being very computer literate i didnt realise that i could only change the code on the region setting 4 times and now the thing has locked on R2.

    So looking around i downloaded DVD Genie to no avail, the thing needs the firmware changed. I thought i had found what was needed to change the firmware, but after downloading i had no idea how to implement it.

    Any one had any similar problems and can advise. The DVD-ROM is a Samsung SD612 with firmware st04.

    Any help is welcomed.

    Cheers
    Phil. :(

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  3. Gary Lightfoot

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    I've seen DVD roms going for £38 now, so you could just buy another one (if you've got the room/connections to do it) and have two DVDs in your PC - one for R1, and the other for R2.

    I've seen this set-up, and it works. I can find the guy who sis this if you want to see how he did it, and if there were any problems.

    Gary.
     

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