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Old Mar 25, 2009, 11:04 AM   #1
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Question PowerBook G4 1.33 wont boot from DVD drive after upgrade

I just upgraded my PowerBook G4 1.33 from the orig Combo D to a Panasonic SuperDrive (from Macsales.com). The drive works fine except I can no longer boot from it. Holding the "c" key, "Option Key" nothing works. Has anyone heard of this before? Does anyone know how to correct this?
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Old Mar 25, 2009, 11:56 AM   #2
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I'd suggest updating the firmware. If this is a SuperDrive Apple used in PowerBooks, for example UJ-845, UJ-875, etc., then there should be firmware available. Some components have the firmware installed for a PowerBook etc., and some components are delivered with sort of non-specific manufacturer firmware.

Try these links:
http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?t=43082
http://superdrive.cynikal.net/#q11
http://www.powerbook-fr.com/dossiers...article30.html

They offer firmware for many Mac superdrives. Some of the firmware is modified to make your superdrive region free. Be sure to follow their download/installation instructions carefully.
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Old Apr 1, 2009, 10:36 PM   #3
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Thank you I will give it a try. Will let you know how it turns out.
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