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can't play DVD's region error/but region correct

by stickthing / March 29, 2004 12:57 AM PST

i have a sony vaio pcv-rx203/xp home - can't find answer to this any where.

all my dvd's which have previously played fine will no longer play. i get an error saying wrong region - but region is correct. they are region 2 films, drive is set to region 2, and they all used to play fine and i haven't changed anything. now they won't play with any software - just get wrong region message.

xp trouble shooter told me change region - but it's set correctly, please help. will reinstalling xp solve this?

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I'd try this and note that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2004 2:26 AM PST

This? uninstall and reinstall the DVD software player.

That? The DVD drive may fail and is programmed to do so after 4 or 5 region changes.

Bob

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Re:I'd try this and note that.
by stickthing / March 29, 2004 3:01 AM PST

have never changed the region - the drive has 4 region changes left - but won't allow changes to be made. (never tried before this prob so don't know if it did before)

i have tried several software players (that all worked before) is it likely that i need to reinstall them all?

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Tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2004 4:48 AM PST

What's unclear in your last post is whether you actually have uninstalled and reinstalled a DVD player software. Best of luck,

Bob

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Re:can't play DVD's region error/but region correct
by xomegax1 / March 29, 2004 6:46 AM PST

Here's a couple of suggestions for you. First, one thing you may try is to replace the drive cable itself. Essentially, it may be a communications error rather than a software error. Second, find one software DVD player and stick with it. Intstalling multiple players will mess up some of the settings in your registry.

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