Refurb PB and Superdrive issues

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bollard, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. bollard macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi Everyone,

    I bought a refurb Powerbook last month which had the description

    REFB PBG4

    15/1.67/1x512/80/SD/AM/BT-GBR

    Now I thought the SD stood for superdrive which I understood meant I could burn DVD's. When I clicked on iDVD it says "Your macintosh does not have a supported Superdrive. Please note that while you will to work with iDVD projects,you will not be able to burn a DVD disc." When I check my hardware and click on Disc Burning, it says that it is a Matshita CD-RW CW-8123. Am I correct in thinking I have a combo drive instead of an advertised Superdrive and if it is what can I do about it ????

    Cheers
    Mark
     
  2. maddav macrumors 6502

    maddav

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    Yes, you have a combo drive, and you're right,

    15/1.67/1x512/80/SD/AM/BT-GBR

    does say SD which means SuperDrive.

    Call Apple, after confirming that's what you actually ordered.
     
  3. bollard thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cheers maddav,
    Another question if I may. Was there any other differences between the 15" Superdrive and the 15" Combo (the last model before this most recent upgrade ) I can't seem to find any info on old models.

    Thanks
     
  4. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    I think (and I reiterate 'think' ;)) if it was a 1.5GHz Combo machine, things like the backlit keyboard and the option to upgrade to 128MB video card (from 64) were options but other than that, I can't remember a huge amount of difference.

    However, if it was a stock 1.67 but with a downgrade to a combo drive, everything should be s normal, i.e, the only thing you need to worry about is the combo and not superdrive problem. As said, call Apple and confirm what they should have sent you.
     
  5. bollard thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah it's a 1.67. I called Apple this morning and have been passed around a bit. I'm waiting for an e-mail from the aftersales team to see what can be done. Not best pleased to be honest.
     

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