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    Mac G4 Doesn't recognize new DVDRW?

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    Mac G4 Doesn't recognize new DVDRW?
    Hi all,

    I just installed a new IDE DVDRW drive into my Mac. It will read CD's just fine. It will read the Apple iLife DVD, but it will not burn DVD's. If I put a blank DVD-R into the drive, it will just spit it back out and give me an error code saying it doesn't recognize this drive. Is there a driver or software that I need?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Mac G4 Doesn't recognize new DVDRW?
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    Some burners are not recognized by OSX burning apps. What program are you trying to use to burn?

    There is Patchburn that will allow most drives to work. Give that a try.

    http://www.patchburn.de/

    Is it Mac OSX that is giving you that message?

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    Mac G4 Doesn't recognize new DVDRW?

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    Hi Travis,

    Thanks for your info. I'm new to macs, so I thought I could just drag data to the desktop cd icon that is supposed to appear when you put the disc in. Yes, Mac OSX (10.3.9) is giving me the message. I have downloaded the application and I will let you know the results when I install it. If the burner is not recognized automatically by OSX, will it still work when I install the burner application?

    Thanks again!

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