Region Protection Coding (RPC) of DVD Discs: this feature is supported on DVD Players and is used
with DVD-Video Discs (i.e. movies). Currently, the motion picture industry has divided the world into
different regional "zones." These regions or "zones" correlate to the regional markets into which the
motion picture industry releases movies. Simply put, RPC Codes are placed on Movie Discs marketed
throughout the world based on the region of the world where they are being sold. These RPC codes
help to control and prevent the pirating of new release movies into other motion picture market regions
prior to their true release dates within those markets.
The SD-R2102 DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive supports the current RPC phase 2 industry specifications. This
means that when the DVD-ROM drive ships from the factory it is set to the region for which the
Operating System was intended. In other words the drive is set to support the Region 1 (North America)
Operating System and will only play Region 1 (North America) DVD-Video movie discs.
CAUTION: The following procedure is intended only as a last resort when
pressing the eject button fails to open the Loading Tray.
1. Turn computer power OFF by properly shutting down system.
2. Insert a solid bar (i.e. large paper clip) into Emergency Eject hole and push in as shown in the
3. Loading tray will open/eject.
DVD media is sensitive to dust and fingerprints. Carefully handle media by its edges only. If a DVD
movie skips or hangs during playback, clean the media. Most DVD video playback issues are media-
related and can be remedied by proper handling and care of media.
Try to avoid touching the read area (underside) of the disc as dirt and smears will degrade the disc
If the disc becomes dirty wipe it with a damp soft cloth. Avoid cleaning in a circular motion, but rather
from the inner side outward.
Figure 2.Using Emergency Eject