I've been following the RPC2 Autoreset forums for a while since I got my Macbook pro last year with a GSA-S10N in it.
I finally decided to do something about it after my count got down to one more change left. I installed vista under bootcamp, dowloaded MCSE, flashed the firmware to make it RPC2-autoreset, then flashed the drive.
Now here is where I get confused. The drive flashing initially didn't seem to have worked. Back in Mac OS X I got some message saying. "There was a problem changing the drive region error: 70001
I did some searching and found this thread on a macosxhints forum http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=52877
If you read the second to last post it seems that the problem was having a disc that could accept two regions. The disc I was using was able to accept regions 1 and 3 (although ti only said region 1 on the disc cover) I found a disc with one region (a region 3 disc I got in Taiwan) and hey presto. I was able to change the region.
Then I tried the original region 1 and 3 disc I had tried to use and it worked (because it accepted region 3). Then I tried a region 4 disc and as expected, I couldn't play it because I had used my last region change.
I rebooted my macbook. Tried the region 3 disc again and got the message that I had one more change left.
So I assume that RPC2 autoreset is working,
My confusion stems from thinking that I would get the original number of changes back, not the 1 change left that I had when I flashed the firmware.
I'm glad that I can have that one change remaining each time I reboot, but the prob with the apple firmware is that I have to use a disc with only 1 region on it, and that is not always going to be possible.
So, in short. Am I correct in assuming that the RPC2 Autoreset worked or should I have 4 changes remaining each time I reboot.
Thanks in advance