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    Jan 11, 2011
    Question Can I Reset The Region On My imac
    Hi Everybody,

    Does anybody know if I can reset the region on the dvd player on my iMac?
    I have changed the regions 4 times so the Apple man says no more
    Next time I see him I will remind him I paid good money to buy his Apple iMac.
    I have download the VLC program but it takes a bit of effort to run every time to watch a dvd.
    Okay for me but my Wife's not that computer savvy and the dvd program with iMac was no problem for her to run.


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    May 19, 2009
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    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM - 10.11.3, iPhone6s & iPad Air 2 - iOS 9.2.1, ATV 4Th Gen tvOS, ATV3
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    Sorry to say mate your all out of luck. 5 Times is the  official documentation.

    Reinstalling the OS wont work either as the count is within the Firmware for the DVD player...
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Go here to see if any of these firmware updates can be used for your drive. If they can, that will reset the region count. Note: Use at your own risk. A bad firmware update can "brick" your optical drive.

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