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Old Dec 2, 2005, 04:05 PM   #1
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eMac Cd-CDRW-DVD problems (Philips CDD5101)

I got an eMac from my main office last week

In the office, there is 3 eMac. Nobody tried the DVD rom in these computers (bought new) until I tried them. These eMacs can't read DVD and it seems that they can't burn CDs. The CD-CDRW-DVD in these eMacs are Philips CDD5101

I heard about firmware updates with this philips. I also read about these problems with many eMacs.

Nobody is talking about solutions to get this damn DVD work. The 3 emac's DVD can't be broken together !!! Something is wrong with these

What's the problem ? They read Cds easily. I have OS x 10.4.3. Other eMacs are eqquipped with OS 9.2

Thanks a lot

Marc Legare
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Old Dec 2, 2005, 04:26 PM   #2
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Early eMacs came with CD drives. As in, the drive will read CDs, and that is it.

Remember, these things were meant for the education market where being able to burn disks isn't necessarily a good thing, especially if it cost more. Go to the System Profiler and select Disk Burning to verify what I'm saying. Unfortunately there's no way to patch a CD drive into being able to read or burn DVDs. Sorry.
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Old Dec 2, 2005, 08:36 PM   #3
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Philips CDD5101 is supposed to read DVD and burn CD

This what I found with google search
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Old Dec 2, 2005, 08:47 PM   #4
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What did System Profiler say about it?
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Old Dec 5, 2005, 07:41 AM   #5
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Here it is

Here is the system profiler (in French) with english translation

PHILIPS CDD5101 :

Révision du programme interne : A4.2
Program revision : A4.2
Interconnexion : ATAPI
interconnexion : ATAPI
Gestion de la gravure : Oui (livraison/gestion par Apple)
Burning gestion : Yes (come with apple gestion)
Cache : 8192 Ko
cache : 8192 Ko
Lecture de DVD : Oui
DVD : yes
CD gravables : -R, -RW
CD burning : R, Rw
Protection contre la
sous-alimentation de la
mémoire tampon durant la
gravure de CD : Oui
Protection against low memory... during Cd burning: Yes
Stratégies d’écriture : CD-TAO, CD-Raw
Writing strategies: CD-TAO, CD-Raw
Données : Non


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Old Dec 5, 2005, 07:50 AM   #6
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Okay, well as difficult as it seems, maybe try resetting the PMU. I couldn't find a good link for eMacs other than this one that outlines how to change the internal battery. A PMU reset is in the process (Step 6) but follow some of the other steps too.

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Old Dec 5, 2005, 11:46 AM   #7
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Still having this problem after P RAM resetting

I tried to reset the P RAM and it didn't work

Thanks a lot for your help.
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Old Dec 5, 2005, 12:21 PM   #8
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Error code when trying to burn with tast 6

With this damn CDRW

I have this error when I try to burn a CD

ERROR
Sense Key = Hardware Error
Sense Code = 0x44, 0xFD
INTERNAL TARGET FAILURE

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