iBook G4 won't read blank DVD

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  1. illestonline macrumors newbie

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    why won't my iBook G4 (mac os x 10.5.8) read my blank DVD's? The dvds that i tried with are blue.. may that have something to do with it..? :mad:
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Does it have a DVD burner or a Superdrive in it?
     
  3. illestonline thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this is what i have under "Disc Burner"

    MAT****A CD-RW CW-8124:

    Firmware Revision: DB0D
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw
    Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds
     
  4. skateny macrumors 6502

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    Looks like it won't read a blank DVD because it doesn't burn 'em.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Your iBook doesn't have the ability to burn DVDs. Thus, it won't read blank DVDs.
     
  6. illestonline thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea, i kind of just read that. Thats pretty weak, at least it plays DVDs
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    At the time DVD burners were slow and expensive. Only the top of the line iBooks had them. Even then I think it was only as a BTO inclusion.
     
  8. California macrumors 68040

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    DVD burners or Apple superdrives only came stock on the last revision 1.42ghz 14" iBook. BTO on last revision before that I believe and on the 1.33 12" iBook
     
  9. illestonline thread starter macrumors newbie

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    for real

    you guys that said that the at the time DVD-R was rare/top of the line. Thinking back on 2004 I should of suspected so sooner. Its so obvious now, I remember 2004. Hell yea, thanks for your help you guys!
     

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