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Ti PB Superdrive Firmware hack to DVD-RW?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by emw, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. emw
    macrumors G4


    When looking up information for another thread, I came across an interesting hack that claims to:

    1. Turn the UJ-815 Superdrive on older Ti Powerbooks into Region-free DVD players (which is nice)

    2. Enable faster burning

    3. Turn them into DVD-RW drives

    Has anybody used this firmware hack? If so, any success stories? Or anyone fry a drive doing this? It seems like a pretty slick deal, if it works. I may consider doing it to my older work PB, and if it fries use it as an excuse for a new one...
  2. emw
    macrumors G4


    Nobody's used this, huh? Ah well, I guess I'll take the plunge and let everyone know how it works out. Maybe I can slip in a new PB in the 2004 budget still...
  3. macrumors newbie

    I've used it...

    ... and it seems to work. However, I cannot make back ups of some dvd's I purchased in Europe with the usual software I use. Strange...
  4. emw
    macrumors G4


    But the DVD writing capability, in general, works now? Sweet. I've been in (extremely productive :rolleyes: ) meetings today and haven't had the chance to mess with it. Maybe tonight when I'm home I'll whack it. I've got an external CD just in case...

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