Ibook G4 Cd-rw/dvd-rom



thank you for your time

my machine has the following specifications running OS 10.3.9

Machine Model: iBook G4
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 1.2 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 768 MB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.8.7f1

ATA-3 Bus:


Manufacturer: M@TRHHT@
Model: M@TRHHT@ CD-RW BW,8022
Revision: BA00
Serial Number:
Drive Type: CD-RW/DVD-ROM
Disc Burning: Vendor Supported
Removable Media: Yes
Detachable Drive: No
Protocol: ATAPI
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal

i do not use the computer that frequently but recently whenever i try to play dvds on it it will not accept the disk and ejects it immediately with approximately the following message

disc could not be read disc drive not supported error code 0x80020025

after looking on the net this seems to be a not unencountered problem suggested solutions including resetting p-ram (done no change) and installing patchburner

this has changed the error code to 0x80020043 which relates to a failed attempt to burn a disc even though i am simply inserted a dvd from the video store

this has occurred on a number of discs that even work on my £20 dvd player connectted to the tv so the problem it would seem does not relate to the media

any suggestions / fixes that you could recommend would be greatly appreciated




Hi doja and welcome to the forum.
How is the CD playback? Your ibook specs sound like you recently bought it. If you tried several DVDs and none worked on your mac you should visit your next AppleStore.