iBook G4 DVD player issue

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Bearkat98, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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.:):)
     
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    adcx64

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    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.
     
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    Nermal

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    #3
    All G4 models have DVD drives; only the G3s had the CD-only option.
     
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    adcx64

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    DrakkenWar

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    Might be the ticket

    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:

    http://download.cnet.com/1770-20_4-0.html?query=ib

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

    http://www.video-buzz.com/download/Video/VLC-Media-Player/?f=Z7ZgFbMHS&a=6591&adid=7646346440

    It has really done wonders for all my PPC machines.

    Hope it helps!

    ~Drake
     

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