Macbook Won't Play a DVD

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  1. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

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    Up until a few weeks ago, it played DVD's fine -- but recently, every time I pop in a DVD, I get the following error message:

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    I've got an LG external DVD 'Super Multi Drive' model #GP08NU6B, and I'm running 10.6.8 on a 2007 Macbook. Any ideas?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You're getting that because DVD Player looks for connected internal DVD drives. There is a modification you can do to one of the DVD frameworks that makes DVD Player look for connected external drives.
     
  3. Capt Underpants thread starter macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

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    It worked up until a few weeks ago. My internal DVD drive had been replaced with a hard drive, FYI.

    The same external DVD player also works with my friend's 2007 Macbook -- so I think it's a software related issue.

    What's this modification to the DVD framework? I'll try it.
     
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  5. Capt Underpants thread starter macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

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    Tried it.

    Now the DVD doesn't even show up on the desktop, so I can click it, to get the error message.

    Other ideas?
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    You may have to restart your machine. I know it took me a few tries to get it working via an external drive as well.
     

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