Originally Posted by DLSDO
Okay. I think were getting somewhere. Lots of operator
errors here. I was
running region free on the Polaroid. I applied the hack when I 1st got the unit. I was embarrassed to mention the non-commercial DVD thing too.
The problem is that I thought of the non-commercial DVD thing and thats why I reconnected back to the laptop . But now I can't get the computer to recognize that I have a DVD in the drive. How do I reset the region on the burner with a real DVD?
I know..I know...How in the heck could I mess up one of the easier mods??
Hey if we didn't mess up we wouldn't be here helping each other right?
We just have some more investigating to do.
I'm hoping we can pull that drive of yours back onto the straight and narrow.
To get to the dvd region setting in XP
you need to open Device Manager>>right click My Computer
>>select the Hardware Tab
>>click the Device Manager Button
(it's the top one labeled Device Manager
)>>Behold the list of devices... the fourth or fifth one down should be DVD/CD-ROM Drives click the + and the current list of attached drives should open>>double click the drive you are working on (or right and click select properties) the drive you selected will open to it's Properties screen>>click the DVD Region Tab
and you are home.
I'm curious what it will show in the Current Region box? The info displayed will show regions you can select and give you a warning on how many drive region changes are available on the drive you are looking at. Max selections is 5 for a new drive so it may show you have 4 left? Let me know what you find out please.
I got the Tosh KX50 early it arrived today and the 2nd Polo arrived a day late so I'm getting ready to check out my if the NEC3500 which has modded firmware is going to work. First I've gotta check what is is showing myself for a region hehe. The a mess of wiring to cobble together after modding the Polaroid.
I'll check back for your reply a bit later. Good luck!Warning
The above info (I just realized) applies only to a drive directly to a pc via the an ide bus. I tried to view the region on my modded NEC using a usb/ide adapter and device manager shows a usb error code 10 device failure to start. DLSDO this is why your drive possibly won't come up under the DVD/CD-ROM devices and you will not be able to change the region attached through a usb/ide converter to the pc. Check if your Device Manager list shows an error (yellow exlamation) under USB controllers. Does it?
I'm going to hook up my Nec to one of my pc 's and check what region code it does show (and if it is changeable) but this is likely why you have the problem. The Polo set the device to non region and now it won't work with the pc. This doesn't necessarily mean it won't function at all. I'm still trying to figure out why it doesn't work on the Polaroid. Let me do some checking and I may try my NEC with the Polo and see what happens.