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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Nov 16, 2006
    Any old DVD writer?
    Hey all,

    I have a G3 Power Mac which I got from eBay that had a faulty CD drive.
    I had a spare DVD-RW drive in my PC so I popped that in to see what would happen.

    As a CD/DVD ROM driveit works great, however when it comes to writing, nothing happens.

    A few weeks ago (while looking for the solution to another problem) I found a web page that (if I recall correctly) described a hack to make any writer drive compatible with a mac.
    Typically I can't find it now.

    Does anyone know if I can do this or was i just imagining it?


  2. #2

    Member Since
    Aug 29, 2006
    Tampa, FL
    Powerbook G4 12" 1.5GHz
    Newer DVD burners may just not work with that older G3 machine. I've used several modern DVD burners in the PowerMac G4s, but I never dabbled with the G3 PowerMac. I know they did have a ton of IDE issues...

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