Dvds Not Recognized On Powerbook G4

Lester22

Registered
Hi there-

I have a three year-old Powerbook G4, 15" aluminum; 512 MB of RAM, and I'm running OS X 10.3.9. The SuperDrive is not recognizing any DVDs whatsoever. The drive will spin, attempt to read the DVD, and then eject it. This hasn't been a problem with CDs or CD-Rs. I have tried resetting the PRAM, to no avail. Any suggestions?

-Rob
 

ElDiabloConCaca

U.S.D.A. Prime
Do you have any bootable DVDs, like the Apple Softare Restore DVD, that you could try and boot from? If you can boot from a DVD, then it's likely a software problem.
 

Lester22

Registered
I was actually able to boot from a Tiger install DVD. Then I installed Tiger, upgraded to 10.4.2, upgraded DVD Player to the latest version, and am still having the same problem. Any thoughts?
 

Zammy-Sam

Desertchild
So, even the Tiger install DVD, which actually worked before, is no more mounting? If so then it sounds like you rather have a software relatd problem there. Am not sure if your superdrive is supported but there is a very interesting firmware available that improved many functions of my titanium superdrive. Check out http://superdrive.cynikal.net/
 

Lester22

Registered
The Tiger install DVD works when I start up from it - if I put it in while the computer is running, it isn't recognized. I have been looking for firmware updates, but it looks like I have the latest version of the firmware for my particular computer - 4.7.1f1.
 
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