Superdrive ejects DL DVD???

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Drew017, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Drew017 macrumors 65816

    Drew017

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    I tried to burn some info to a Dual Layer DVD for permanent record, but when I put it in the slot, the drive made some noises, then spit it out. I'm sure I have a superdrive, but why won't my G4 load the DVD? Here is what my system profiler says...

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    What do you guys think? I can read DVD's on it fine, but this is the first time I've ever tried to burn a DVD.
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Only 2005 and later PowerBooks support DL DVD's.
     
  3. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Drew017

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    Huh... interesting to know. Is there a hack??? :D I need to back up my music!
     
  4. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    It's hardware, not software. You'd have to install a later SuperDrive.

    Hate to have to tell you...

    Also, maybe it's in your better interest to invest in a backup medium that is rewritable and more space efficient?
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Nope. It's a hardware limitation that can only be overcome with a upgraded optical drive.
     
  6. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    alright... It's Okay. If mine can't Read or write on DL DVD's, how can it read the software install DVD's? They have to be bigger than 4.5 GB!

    I'll just buy a big USB or external for music backup :)

    PS- So mine CAN write on regular DVD's?
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    It can read dual layer DVD's, it just can't burn them. It is able to burn signal layer DVD's without a problem.
     
  8. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

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