+ 0 Votes limit to number of region changes oldbaritone 3 years ago I believe there is a limited number of times you can change the region of the DVD drive, then it bricks. That's why you're supposed to set the region and leave it. + 0 Votes I sure could but don't know how to do that......... pentrex 3 years ago Another thing. I just checked my drive with data CDs. No problems found. The drive is functional, at least for data reading and audio. I think all this boils down to just one thing - region settings. Likewise, when the drive was tricked by the Region Free software , it perhaps reset the region counter in Windows , not in the drive itself and that's why it is locked for all DVDs. + 0 Votes You need to re-format your hdd... Peconet Tietokoneet Updated - 3 years ago And then install All of your programs etc, etc. Though you would have to give your drive a LOW level format to remove any traces of the software that is blocking your DVD region(s). Go here for more info: http://www.dvdregionmaster.com/ Or go here: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/dvd-unlock + 0 Votes help desk questions tisk tisk.... CG IT 3 years ago so this is a twofer post 2 fer questions. first question answer: yes second question answer: buy a new drive. third and fourth questions: what's the odds the dude will do it again? and who's betting?