1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 18, 2012 10:30 AM by BDAqua
natpak Level 1 (0 points)

I have a G5 Power Mac. I used a DVD to install an upgrade to OS 10.5 (leopard) from 10.4. I ejected the disc before restarting the computer and when Leopard powered up, I could no longer eject the disc to instal the iLife '09 disc. I've downloaded every superdrive firmware available on Apple Support, but i get "this computer does not need this" message every time and the G5 won't let me install the firmware. Does anyone know why the drive stopped working, or how to get it back?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)

    Hi, are you holding the F12 key down long enough to eject it, I think they added a few seconds lag in 10.5.x


    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac, then click on More Info, then click on Hardware>Disc Burning & report what it says, like ...


    Interconnect: ATAPI

    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)

    Cache: 2048 KB

    Reads DVD: Yes

    CD-Write: -R, -RW

    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL

    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes

    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes

    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD