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My DVD player region has been set to another region. How?

\015 I bought a Gateway laptop two years ago in the USA. I then moved a few months later to Russia. Recently I returned to the USA for about two months and then recently went to England and now I am in Germany. I bought DVDs in Russia, USA, and recently in England. I watched on of my DVDs last week here in Germany. I had no problem. Yesterday, I tried to watch another one of my DVDs and a message came up saying ''This DVD player has been set to region 5 and only DVDs that support this region can be played.'' How did this change occur? Can I do anything to change it? I tried to troubleshoot the problem but I have 0 times left to change the region.\015

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