G4 optical drive will not read DVD's but will read CD's

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TheMissingLink5, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. TheMissingLink5 macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2013
    So a few years ago I updated my OS to 10.4.11 - when I did this, my optical drive stopped reading DVD's, but will still read/write to CD-R's. We tried an external optical drive, as well as a new one, and still the same problem.

    I didn't really look into it much, but have recently gotten back into music production, and need to get programs installed via DVD. I have tried the disc utility and it fixed some problems, but it still doesn't work. I put the DVD in, and after a moment it gets spit back out.

    Please help.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
  3. TheMissingLink5 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2013
    Old school G4

    I also looked and saw the drive that is in the computer is a Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-R1312 and that there was a firmware update it, but can only find the windows download, no mac...

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