using dvd burner?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by carolinaz, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. carolinaz macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2005
    Hello all,

    A total :confused: newbie here. I just wanted to know if I am able to burn dvds on my ibook g3. I have os 9 which I usually run and os x 10.0.4 (horrible). 640mb, 500mz. Also, how do I upgrade to a more recent version of os x? And which one is good for the price, (or possibly free)

    Thanks for any help
    Lost in the mac world
  2. VanMac macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2005
    Rampaging Tokyo
    You could get an external dvd burner from LaCie, or some other manufacturer.
  3. jholzner macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2002
    Champaign, IL
    Well you can probably buy 10.3 or earlier on ebay. You'll probably need an external firewire dvd burner and buy Toast or Popcorn to burn dvds.
  4. carolinaz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2005
    Thanks for your help. I'll see if I can get an updated version of os x.
  5. Kalinatek macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2005
    i just got a Plextor PX-716UF External dvd burner , its amazing has all the things u need and does everything (burns dual-layer dvds) , its also more quite than my internal iMac Superdrive!

  6. longwood macrumors regular

    May 10, 2005
    how do you "manual" add the dvd drive if it isn't intially supported by the os? i thought i have seen a couple of posts on running a certain program that will allow you to add drives, etc. thanks.

    edit: i think i may have found it; patchburn - does that sound right?
  7. moot macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2004
    in the great Asian wonderland
    Yes, that's right. Patchburn should work for you

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