Machine DOB/iBook DVD Capability

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Kashchei, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Kashchei macrumors 65816

    Kashchei

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    I know that TechTool gives you the manufacturing date of a computer. I'd like to know if I can get that information without this program.

    What I'm looking for is the drive capability of the 600 Mhz 20 GB HD iBook that I just bought. It won't even read a DVD and this seems odd to me.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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  3. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    You can also check it yourself by going to Finder, About This Mac, More Info, Disc Burning. Or, you can go to ATA instead of Disc Burning. Either way, I don't believe the SuperDrive was an option for the G3 600.

    http://support.apple.com/specs/ibook/iBook_16_VRAM.html I believe you have the model on the left. Note the drive specifications.
     
  4. Kashchei thread starter macrumors 65816

    Kashchei

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    Thanks to both of you, Fleetwood Mac and heatmiser. I had looked on mac-history but was misled since it said that the machine should be able to burn CDs and read DVDs (unless I read this wrong). Both the sites you suggested correspond to the machine's capabilities, so I feel better about things. Thanks very much for your help and happy holidays to you both!
     

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