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Can't get a Philips DVD Rewriter to work with my PB.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jonat8, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular


    I just bought a Philips PBDV160VB dual layer DVD rewriter and am having trouble getting it working with my Powerbook.

    It's going into a USB2 drive caddy which works perfectly with the PB. But when I insert and hook up the DVDRW drive to it, OS X refuses to detect the new drive. The drive is getting power from the caddy but Toast doesn't detect it, if I put an Audio CD in there, there is no sign of it mounting and System Profiler doesn't detect the drive (though it does detect the caddy).

    If I put a Maxtor internal hard drive into the caddy then OS X picks up the volume on it fine.

    I've experimented with all the different jumper settings but to no avail. Anyone got any hints? I'm rather stumped.

    Thanks :)
  2. macrumors regular

    Just an update... I got it to work. I bought a new caddy (I had to anyway because the one I had was borrowed from a friend) and it works perfectly in that.

    Curious that it doesn't work in one USB2 caddy but does in another... oh well.

    Thanks anyway :)

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