I need help with my mac DVD player

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  1. eks11 macrumors newbie

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    I was playing around on my computer last night and I accidentally deleted my DVD player for my Mac OS X 10.4.11 laptop. I am so frustrated. I called apple and they told me that I needed my installation cd's. Unfortunately, I can't find them. The CD's cost $16 each. I'm a student, so I would rather not buy CD's for one application. Can anyone help me? I'll take any help that I can get.

    Thanks
     
  2. circuitrider macrumors newbie

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    eks11,

    Being a student the easiest thing you could do is head off to the mac computing lab on campus and borrow a disk to boot from, if you have a laptop bring it, the lab tech may offer to help you.


    just a thought ...go into terminal & type "diskutil list" (without quotes) see if /dev/disk shows your dvd drive.... like other unix os's you may be able to remount it, check the syntax in the man pages, (not sure -i haven't tried it on mac) you will need a disk if you accidentally deleted the extensions. good luck
     
  3. eks11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I went into my terminal and did what you said...this is what came up:

    sorry, I don't know what to do next. My dvd player is called "dvd player"
     

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  4. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Download VLC media player. It's free and it does a great job of playing DVDs.
     
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