To make the drive region free, make a look on the Samsung SD part. A macintosh version here. See a detailled explanation here. A new RPC-1 firmware R24 is available. This single utility is enough to region-free or region-lock the drive. A newest patched RPC-1 firmware version 1.
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Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Enclosed utility will update the drive to the region-free X firmware, or if the drive is already running the X firmware, it will revert it to the region-locked E firmware.
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DVD-ROM firmware upgrade
There is some drive with region locked rkm ex: Slot-in drive included in the latest iMac. If you have have region locked firmware x14Ayou can use the region free Panasonic SR firmware c15C to make the drive region free.
Once flashed, the drive will be detected as a Samsung SD If you want to use them use the C61f firmware. Here is a region free firmware for drive with firmware B For newest drive shipped with a firmware revB hardware you can make your drive region free RPC-1 by using this patched RPC-1 firmware patch by Sflood. A must read before flashing.
Digital Audio Extraction
To be installed correctly, a drive region code must be selected before using the patched 5X37 firmware. R21 A patched RPC-1 firmware is available. To be installed correctly, a drive region code must be selected before using a patched firmware. A is also available at hitachi tech support here. Written by Aoprn Lem. The Hitachi GD on Mac is now completely region-free, the firmware has been tested thanks to to www.
A macintosh version here. Here is an explanation how to make your drive ahm RPC-1 mode. And flashing the drive will reset the region code to 0.
In some case you need a hack to reset aopne software region code. Sync error at If you have questions please use the discussion forum. To make the drive region free use the Hitachi GD firmware instead. You can make your drive region free RPC-1 by aopwn these: The trick is to put a jumper on the middle set of pins to the left of the digital audio out on the far left of the back of the drive.
Available at DVDutils see link page. Do not remove the RPC jumper or your drive will became zone locked.
RPC-2 with firmware B To be flashed correctly the drive must be connected on the secondary IDE Port with the drive set as Master. Leadin Drive can read max. But it is RPC BT01 seem to be a RPC-1 region free firmware.
A vague value of the RAW reading parameter means probably the same. To be installed correctly, a drive region code must be selected before using the patched 2X26 firmware. Not useable if the drive has new Firmware 2. The files also includes the flashing utility modified by NEO.