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can I add a different driver to my dvd/cd rom drives

  1. #11


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    this is my VSO result. no third party app it was all done thru windows. now I have tried VLC and it tells me that E drive is empty only on BR's. so we are coming to the conclusion that my disk drive or cd drive might be damage. ASUS would replace it according to the rep. maybe that's my problem. i'll keep you informed. it will be Monday before they can escalate call. thanks and VIVA eightforums.com

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  2. #12


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    You don't have a region set, that's a problem. It also tells me it is a new drive.

    VSO shows it is not bluray capable. I'm still leaning towards they swapped it out the last time you sent it in.
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  3. #13


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    You don't have a region set, that's a problem. It also tells me it is a new drive.
    Mine also has no region set -

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  4. #14


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    Hmm, is it region free firmware? It plays any region dvds? Lucky you if so.
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  5. #15


    India
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    What does that mean, please explain? How will I know if its region free firmware?
    This is my new HP lap.
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  6. #16


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    Go to Device Manager and click on properties for the drive. There should be a Region tab you have to set for your country. You just haven't set it yet. Drives will normally only play one region, the one that is chosen. Kind of crap but how it is. There is hacked firmware for some drives that allow for playing any region DVDs.
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  7. #17


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    Okay Popeye

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    Does this mean I can play any region DVDs?
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  8. #18


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    No, you have to pick your region. It will not play DVDs until you do. Have you tried to play one without setting it?
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  9. #19


    India
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    Yes, I have played movie DVD, I use VLC player.
    It plays. checked just now.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8


    well the device my dvd case looks the same, now when your talking about regions is that about time zone. what I notice is that I live in central time USA but when I choose it my clock is 2 hrs behind. do I do what visruth did for my VSO
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