Upgarded DVD drive and can't burn.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by scoobs, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. scoobs macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2006
    Well guys I decided to upgrade the DVD combo drive in my iMac flat panel to a DVD burner made by LG. I found that OSX 10.2.3 doesn't recognise it as a DVD burner and I am limited to just reading DVDs and are unable to burn DVDs. If I upgrade to Tiger or a newer version will I be able to use the drive to burn dvds?
  2. prostuff1 macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2005
    Don't step into the kawoosh...
    try patchburn

    You probably need to run software update and get everything up-to-date first. that probably won't fix the DVD problem but this program might. Just download the version for 10.2 and give it a try. I find it works pretty well.
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    You should have gotten a Pioneer DVD drive. Then again with 10.2.3 you're not going to get much support either.

    Try using PatchBurn as previously mentioned.
  4. scoobs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2006
  5. Celticsun macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2005
    Bit of a minefield this one, Patchburn will be your best bet as said, what Apps are you using to burn stuff?

    Unless its a Apple Supported Drive you will struggle like anything to burn using the iApps PatchBurn is a bit hit and miss, Toast should recognise the drive no problems enabling you to burn files outside of iLife.

    Let us know how you get on.
  6. scoobs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2006
    Well Patchburn didn't work even though it had the correct drivers it wouldn't recognise the drive as a dvd burner. I am trying to use diskcopy and itunes to test to see if the drive is installed. itunes says there is no supported drive even after the installation of the drivers. I think I am going to try to upgrade it to tiger and hopefully that will give me better support.:confused:

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