PowerBook G4 superdrive update problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by TeriAnn, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. TeriAnn macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2007
    I own a PowerBook G4 1GHz, 15 inch, Titanium DVI with UJ-815-C superdrive. The drive read CD's fine but would not recognize DVDs.

    I bought an Apple UJ-825-C DVD/RW Superdrive and installed it as an upgrade replacement.

    The computer profiler does not recognize the existence of the new (used) drive.

    Do I need to perform a firmware update or install a special driver for the computer to see the new drive?:confused:

    System is 10.4.11

    I checked the archives but couldn't find anything.
  2. TeriAnn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2007
    So I gather no one knows if a Superdrive upgrade should be accompanied by a Superdrive firmware upgrade (downgrade?) to get the drive to work on an older PowerBook??

  3. nep61 macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2007
    I had upgraded my Aluminum PB 1.25GHz 2x DVD burner to a 3rd party 8x Dual Layer burner, and didn't have to upgrade any drivers or firmware that I remember:rolleyes:...
    I know this doesn't answer your question specifically, but I think you can rule out the driver being an issue... Obviously, run Software update.

    Wish I could be of more help:confused:
  4. notengolegs macrumors member


    Dec 17, 2007
    Are you sure it is an Apple drive? If it isn't then you should download Patchburn (www.patchburn.de)

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