Apple DVD player ?

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  1. brentandkelley macrumors newbie

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    I have a powerbook G3 1999 Bronze 333mhz. I am running OSX. When I put in a DVD disk it doesen't automatically start and when I go open apple dvd player it won't open it because it says that I don't have the required hardware. I put the pc card in the front slot so I don't know what hardware I'm missing. Does anyone have any idea what it could be?
     
  2. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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  3. brentandkelley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I don't think I am. I just got this powerbook from my uncle so I'm not sure if I am or not. I'm new to Macs too. How can I tell if I am or not?
     
  4. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    You can tell which version of OS X you have by going to the Apple menu (the icon of an apple in the top left corner of the screen) and clicking About This Mac.
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    Actually the question is what type of optical drive does the machine have? It might've been a cdrom or a cd-rw. In which case it won't play DVDs.
     
  6. brentandkelley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It has a DVD drive. But it just won't play it.
     
  7. iJon macrumors 604

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    an even easier way i tell people isi have them tell me if the apple in the corner is blue or a rainbow. people seem to understand that a little bit better.

    iJon
     
  8. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    they are talking about which version of OS X (10.1 or 10.2)...not OS 9 vs. OS X
     
  9. iJon macrumors 604

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    ah i see, read to fast. but none the less thats the way to ask people.

    iJon
     
  10. steeleclipse macrumors 6502

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    Brentandkelly:

    It is nice to see people stand up for their faith.


    Sorry, I don't know anything about your powerbook :)


    steeleclipse
     
  11. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the pre-pismo PowerBook use hardware DVD decoding and therefore won't work with OS X's DVD player?

    Maybe that's the problem here.
     
  12. steeleclipse macrumors 6502

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    yeah that sounds right... I think your best bet is to speak to a mac LAPTOP specialist, but that looks like the case
     

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