Hello guys: I need your help. The superdrive on my powerbook (Al 15" 1.5 GHZ) is almost not working (it rejects almost every disc for no reason - have tried all solutions I have found on the web, and it's still the same), so I went last saturday and bought an external dvd. I wanted the portable Lacie firewire one, but it wasn't available. Therefore, I went out and buy an LG GSA-E50L. It's nice, it doesn't need a external power supply, USB 2.0, but it doesn't say a word about mac compatibility. I read in some sites that they wrok right out of the box, so I didn't worry that much. I should have done it, though. The problems have been: 1) the dvd writer is only recognized after a reboot. 2) even then, I always have to use both usb ports (one for connection, one for power). 3) Toast 8 works "sometimes", other, just hangs. I also had a kernel panic when disconnecting the thing. The writer seem to respond better once I switched the usb port that I was using. However, later I experienced other problems (drive spinning for a while the stopping, after a couple of seconds, again). Are these problems normal? Is there a procedure for using these things that I don't know about? It is always necessary to reboot for the dvd writer to be recognized? it is normal that I have to use both usb ports? is it my powerbook? is it leopard? is it the writer? I know about patchburn, but the developer states in the website that there is no need for it in leopard, and that there is no and there will not be a leopard version. As of today, my options are: 1) Reinstall Leopard; 2) Return the writer and wait for the Lacie FW to be available again; 3) install patchburn anyway; 4) buy the Lacie usb dvd writer. Any help or other suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I need the capacity to burn dvds on the road. I have a band and we record our rehearsals on the powerbook (on several tracks, using Cubase SX) but we mixed them on a pc. We also make copies of new songs and burn them on audio cds to hear them over the week.