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DVD Player initialization error -70017

8879 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2010 4:40 PM by sailnit RSS
SteveDemy Calculating status...
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Oct 8, 2009 4:22 PM
There have been several problem reports on this topic, but I couldn't find any posted solution.

I experienced the problem today on DVD PLayer under 10.6.1 on a mac mini. The solution was to reset the parameter ram. Option-Command-P-R during startup until the second bong is heard. That fixed it immediately.
MacBook Pro C2D, Mini Core Duo, Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • jeromevde Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 13, 2009 3:20 PM (in response to SteveDemy)
    Hi !

    I have the same problem ! Although even by resetting the pram , doesn't help me ! This is absolutely not normal. Does anyone find a solution ? My mac mini is only three weeks old.

    Thanks for your help
    MacMini (early 2009) 2.0Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Roger St. Calculating status...
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    Dec 26, 2009 2:25 AM (in response to SteveDemy)
    I had the same problem with my dvd player on my mac mini. I followed the instructions at http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2020977, i.e. I used the disk utility to restore file permissions and - after a restart - it solved the problem.
    MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Stonecutter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 28, 2009 3:43 AM (in response to Roger St.)
    hi all

    Got myself a mac mini latest version for home media - get same error message as above on DVD player - this also seems to affect Front Row as I cannot play video on Front Row.
    Tried the permissions and reboot however that only fixes the problem temporarily. Tried to find the thread mentioned above but clicking on the link fails to find it.
    Hesitant to try the parameters solution mentioned previously, unless nothing else works. During the permissions rebuild one of the messages back says one permission not reset and its a core one....too long for any more detail I am afraid.

    Cheers
    Chris
    iMac / MacBook Pro / Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • tbrock783 Calculating status...
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    Dec 29, 2009 12:07 AM (in response to SteveDemy)
    I recently had this issue on my PowerMac G5 DC-2.3GHz. Tried a lot of fixes, but had ultimate success by reinstalling the drivers to my graphics card (ATI Radeon x1900).

    I had noticed that the OpenGL screensaver 'flurry' was running choppy so I figured I would reinstall video drivers anyway, and it fixed my DVD playback problem as well.

    Hope this helps someone.
    PowerMac G5 Dual-Core 2.3GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, ATI Radeon x1900 Video Card
  • tbrock783 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 29, 2009 11:13 AM (in response to tbrock783)
    Update to above:

    This also has apparently fixed an issue the computer was having with running the fans faster than normal. I had noticed that all the fans seemed to be running slightly faster at low loads and couldn't figure out what was wrong. After reinstalling the ATI x1900 driver and ATI Display package and restarting, the fans went back to normal and have remained fine. Uptime has been ~12 hours since the restart and things are functioning as they should.
    PowerMac G5 Dual-Core 2.3GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, ATI Radeon x1900 Video Card
  • sailnit Calculating status...
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    Jan 6, 2010 4:40 PM (in response to SteveDemy)
    The link above has a comma in it, try:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2020977

    Scott
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)

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