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Sep 10, 2010, 01:10 PM
I recently got an iBook from a friend. He didn't want it. I took it home and I used the Recovery CD. Everything was going well. I used an audio cd on the iBook, the CD icon appeared on the desktop and it played it. On the other hand, the DVD did not work. I inserted the DVD the icon did not appear on the desktop.
I went to the Application Folder and went to the DVD Player application and it gave me a nasty message: MAC OS X -DVD PLAYER ENCOUNTERED A SERIOUS ERROR. A VALID DVD DRIVE COULD NOT BE FOUND (-70012).
Any suggestions on what I can do?
Sep 10, 2010, 03:40 PM
Sounds like your drive is CD only. I was kinda bummed to find out that the iBook I have was the same configuration. Your solutions are to get an external DVD drive or to find a DVD drive that goes in your model iBook on eBay or the like.
Sep 14, 2010, 05:21 PM
It was a bummer to find out it did not play DVDs. Thank you!
Sep 14, 2010, 10:16 PM
if you are already on ebay to look for a combo dive ..look for a superdrive too, then you can burn dvd's too , they dont cost much more , ok they are rare
and make at least 3 times sure that it works in your iBook
but i would personally not bother with a internal ,externals safe the hassle of taking the iBook apart and are most times cheaper too
Sep 14, 2010, 11:14 PM
You are absolutely right, it's a hassle to take it apart. I was looking at the drives on Ebay, and once again, you are right, the drives are cheap. Thank you for the advice. I really appreciate it.
Sep 15, 2010, 02:25 PM
i guess i was lucky and got a 500mhz ibook g3 witch had already been upgraded to a 60gb hdd and a cd/dvd combo drive