PowerBook G4 1.33 wont boot from DVD drive after upgrade

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by voicemb, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Location:
    NY
    #1
    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? :confused:
     
  2. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    Location:
    London, UK
    #2
    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/dvd_region_free_en_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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Location:
    NY
    #3
    Thank you I will give it a try. Will let you know how it turns out.;)
     

Share This Page