I have two LG drives on my PC.
One is a LG Blu-ray BD drive HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW CH10LS20 ATA Device.
The second is a LG DVD writer HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS50 ATA Device.
I realised too late that on these drives you can change the Region Code only 5 times
Are there any multi-region hacks for these drives?
Or another method to be able to continue changing the regions when i want?
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Sometimes it's too late if you have already gone through your 5 changes. The "5 changes" is nothing new. It's been around for decades.
You can TRY looking for firmware here:
Just beware that using the wrong firmware will "brick" your drive, meaning it will never function again.
For the nth time, with the possible exception of certain Intel processors, I don't have/ever owned anything whose name starts with "i".
And all those dinosaurs! Depends on the manufacturer and the 'region' you live in. Apart from some makes i.e. Panasonic a lot of makes are hackable.
If you are familiar with an Hex Editor, it means removing the Eeprom I.C. and then reading the contents and then change the hex number that determines the region. e.g. if the number is 1 or 2 change it to 255 (open).
A bit of work but that's what all these big web site do. Crack one and you've got it made.
Thanks 'october262' i'll give it a go.
- if the eeprom is a DIP or even an SOIC-8 it would be easy to remove and resolder; unfortunately a lot are higher-density pin PLCC or even BGA which means a lot of fine-fingered dexterity, or maybe even a hot-air station
- it's easy to tell which bits in a hex text to change if there are recognizable strings or value fields; tough if there is none and it's all random
This has become a full-time endeavor, only the sites I indicated above probably make money off it. Not all amateurs can have eeprom programmers or hot-air guns.For the nth time, with the possible exception of certain Intel processors, I don't have/ever owned anything whose name starts with "i".
AnyDVD, which doesn't change anything but encapsulates the DVD or BD content above a layer; both the drive, the software player, and windoze see a no-region disc.For the nth time, with the possible exception of certain Intel processors, I don't have/ever owned anything whose name starts with "i".