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Jul 10, 2011, 09:29 PM
I just inherited a G4 so I am trying it out. I put a DVD in, but it is not working.
Any ideas to see if there is something wrong with the player? If so, would it be better to replace with a an internal or external drive? I just recently purchased Leopard OS and upgraded the memory, but I can't upgrade if the player doesn't work.:):)

Jul 10, 2011, 10:20 PM
What motel iBook G4 do you have? What are the specs?
You might not be able to watch the DVD because the iBook might not have a DVD drive, only a CD drive.

Jul 10, 2011, 10:28 PM
All G4 models have DVD drives; only the G3s had the CD-only option.

Jul 10, 2011, 11:30 PM
Hmm, didn't know that! ;)

Jul 11, 2011, 03:49 AM
I do not own a G4 ibook currently, but ran into the same issue when I went from 10.4.11 to 1.5 with my G5 with the stock DvD Drive:


I had to sift through a few graphics updates and DvD updates to get things working right. Also, you might try installing VLC:


It has really done wonders for all my PPC machines.

Hope it helps!