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iMac - Mac G4 Doesn't recognize new DVDRW?


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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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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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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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