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May 22, 2009

For years now my G4 iBook has been locked to my local Region as far as DVDs are concerned. Up until yesterday I was able to play local and R0 DVDs. Have just tried playing the same and for some reason it won't play anything. DVDs either get auto ejected or I have to restart and keep hitting F12 to get the DVD out.

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May 27, 2008

my white iBook says I don't have a DVD player. I am sure that I do, I just looked. There it is again, it's the tray-load version. It plays burned cd's. Basically what I have is a white iBook, 800 processor, 384 sd-ram, OSX 10.4.11, and it was a gift from my brother in law, a film editor. So it has iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and other film/graphics programs on it. I was told it would burn cd's and dvd's, but the iBook tells me that it will not. I think it used to, because he needed this feature for his work, and he would have gone to any expense to have it. (If not burn dvd's, at least to play them back.)

Basically, I can play any burned audio cd, or factory cd, but any Burn program I download says "no suitable burner found".. fine enough, but when I look in Applications I see a DVD file, I open it, and there is the DVD corporate logo, with details about a 26-something megabyte file; but then, a warning/error box pops up with of initialization error ( #70012- A Valid Drive could not be found"). If I open Disk Utility, and then Disk Permissions, I see that the only hardware listed is the hard drive (30 gig), and a CD-rom player (made by LG); also, the fields opposite that are blank, and the options for 'repairing permissions" or verifying permissions, or "repairing disk" are in light grey, that is, Un-select-able. So, it appears that all is fine, so far as the laptop is concerned. (the First Aid tab is selected) I have got a lot of music dvd's, and movie dvd's (all burned-- this is mexico, remember!) and so far it only will play a CD-rom. I have put a factory movie DVD in; but with no luck.

(no disc icon pops up on the screen, and there is no function). So, to review, the machine tells me that I have NO CD burner, though the former owner burned cd's. The machine has a DVD program in Utilities,
though it gives me an initialization error. But in Disk Utilities, there is only listed a CD-rom player (no CD-DVD) as hardware. It will play a cd-rom.

The name on the computer was changed from his name to mine, when he gave it to me; is it possible that some hardware or software still has his name on it? So far as I can tell, it's all in my name, or Admin. The DVD program in Utilities used the name 'System" as the owner. I unlocked all the other stuff. It's all read/write, according to the program.

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Jun 6, 2008

Part of my iBook says there is an initialization error when I open up the DVD program, and the other part of it says I have have no drive at all. But I have tried everything that I was told to do. Basically I have a problem with my white iBook Laptop, a G3-4 800 mhz, which runs on OSX-10.14.11, and has 384 sd-ram

It has a DVD application program, but opening it just gives an initialization error. The date on the App is something from earlier this year, so it's not that old. It has the corporate "DVD" player logo. (but it won't open) If I drop down the Apple menu at the top corner, "About this Mac" I see the list, and if I select Burners, it says No Burner Found. If I look for CD or Audio devices, there is nothing like that on the list but i can find the cd drive under ATA drives (it has the HD listed, and then a CD drive). When I open Disk Utility to find out about 'repairing disk permissions' all I see on the left side of the screen are 2 drives: the hard drive and a CD drive (LG Model 8245B), and I cannot select 'repair permissions' or 'verify' because they are in light grey (un-selectable). If I click on 'First Aid" bacically nothing happens. It's sort of like "nothing's broken, nothing to fix."

So I went on to reset the PRAM, as this was the last suggestion
someone gave me.

Some interesting things: The thing plays CD's. It detects a CD drive, like I said. There is no CD/Audio player Application, anywhere (i was looking to see if it was read/write). There is also, buried somewhere, an older Apple DVD application, for an Apple DVD player. It wants to run on OS-9. So I open OS-9, and after OS9 has opened, it tells me that OS-9 doesn't support it.

The DVD application I mentioned earlier (it's about 28 MB) is newer, and runs on OS-X 10.14. (So.. yes, this was an OS-9 computer which got upgraded to OS 10.4.11)

Lastly, it came from a brother in law who is a filmmaker, and I know that he used it for DVD's. I was told i could also burn with it.(it doesn't burn cd's right now) He re-set some names and passwords when he gave it to me; from what I can see, all the 'permissions' are ok, and set to my name. I have his passwords in case I need them.

If the computer has forgotten that it has a DVD drive, then I can't run OS 10 (which is a dvd), if it were to crash. This worries me, since I had to do this with my old Pismo only 2 months after buying it (at least it had a dvd drive!) I lifted the keyboard to see if there was a label on the cd-dvd player.
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Before I start trying to remove the drive, just to see what it says...

Is there any program on the iBook which will actually detect, and tell me what hardware I have? I think that the computer still thinks it has the old cd drive in it, even though it was obviously upgraded to a dvd drive. If I could find out the brand I could maybe download some software driver
for it..?

(i am sort of afraid to go poking around the system files if I know that I cannot use the OS- 10 startup disk when it crashes (since it is a dvd)...

So is it beginning to sound like there WAS a dvd drive in there first, which burned out, and was replaced by a cheaper LG (that's Dell) CD-R drive

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