eMac, New Superdrive does not burn

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by BobHoey, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. BobHoey macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    I had an 800 MHz eMac that had a CD burner, but no DVD capability. I bought a CD-DVD drive from Other World Computing and installed it. It seemed to show up properly in the profile, and it was able to read a DVD installer disk, but...

    A. There is no iDVD on the computer, so I could not play a DVD
    B. The hard drive was too full to install Tiger.
    C. The system profile now says that it does not support burning.

    I am guessing that it needs drivers for the new CD RW. If I install Tiger, would those drivers be installed with the new OS? If not, how do I find the proper drivers and install them?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    iDVD helps you create DVDs. It's not the app used to play them back. That app is called DVD Player and should open when you insert a DVD. Alternatively, you could try VLC.

    When running OSX, it's good to have about 8GB of free space available. Whether or not you use Tiger, it might be a good idea to start clearing away some free space if you don't have this amount.

    Tiger may well have the drivers for your burner. If it doesn't you could try PatchBurn.

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