Powermac G4: installing DVD drive

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  1. standaman2009 macrumors newbie

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    Today I got my first Mac, a Powermac G4. It has no DVD drive so I installed one from an old PC. The computer recognizes the drive and will play CDs from it, but it cannot read DVDs.

    Is there an update that I can install to allow my G4 to read DVDs?


    running OS X 10.3.9
    trying to use Asus 16X max DVD-ROM

    Thanks.
     
  2. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure as i've never done that, however... there is a program called "Patchburn" which may be able to help you, try it and let us know what happens.

    Goto http://www.patchburn.de/

    Then download read the instructions and install.

    Thanks

    Alex Price
     
  3. standaman2009 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Patchburn said it could not detect any CD/DVD writers.

    I am not using a DVD writer, just a DVD reader.
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

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    Are you saying that DVDs won't play in DVD Player, or that they don't even mount on the desktop?
     
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