Sunday, March 01, 2009

Apple OS X DVD Drive region change failing?

OK, so I agonised over this lots, so thought I ought to share it.

If you have changed region the 4 times allowed on your mac, and try to change for the last time on a European disc, then the chances are, you'll get a 'Error -700001'. This is annoying, and worrying.

There is a simple reason. If the disc you're using is Region 2 + 4 then this will happen. If it's just region 2, then you'll be fine.

Fix: Use a single-region disc to reset the region on your mac. Sorted.

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