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Current version by: Nick and oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

Power Mac G5 won't read DVDs

Text:

A SuperDrive equipped PowerMac G5 running OS-X Tiger will read and burn CDs, but won't read DVDs. Upon checking the hard drive "partitioning" scheme, it shows that it's formatted with the older Apple Partition Map - not "GUID". Could this be the cause of its inability to see DVDs? If I also re-partition the Hard Drive as GUID and upgrade the OS to 10.5 Leopard, will this solve the problem? (I already reset the PRAM and reset the "Open Firmware").

Device:

Power Mac G5

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

493

Edit by: Matthew Newsom ,

Title:

PowerMacPower Mac G5 won't read DVDs
PowerMacPower Mac G5 won't read DVDs

Text:

A SuperDrive equipped PowerMac G5 running OS-X Tiger will read and burn CDs, but won't read DVDs. Upon checking the hard drive "partitioning" scheme, it shows that it's formatted with the older Apple Partition Map - not "GUID". Could this be the cause of its inability to see DVDs? If I also re-partition the Hard Drive as GUID and upgrade the OS to 10.5 Leopard, will this solve the problem? (I already reset the PRAM and reset the "Open Firmware").

Device:

PowerMacPower Mac G5
PowerMacPower Mac G5

Status:

open

Edit by: Nat Welch ,

Title:

Won'tPowerMac G5 won't read DVDs
Won'tPowerMac G5 won't read DVDs

Text:

A "SuperDrive"SuperDrive equipped PowerMac G5 running OS-X "Tiger"Tiger will read and burn CDs, but won't read DVDs. Upon checking the hard drive "partitioning" scheme, it shows that it's formatted with the older "AppleApple Partition Map"Map - not "GUID". Could this be the cause of its inability to "see"see DVDs? If I also re-partionre-partition the Hard Drive as GUID and upgrade the OS to 10.5 "Leopard"Leopard, will this solve the problem? (I already reset the PRAM and reset the "Open Firmware").
A "SuperDrive"SuperDrive equipped PowerMac G5 running OS-X "Tiger"Tiger will read and burn CDs, but won't read DVDs. Upon checking the hard drive "partitioning" scheme, it shows that it's formatted with the older "AppleApple Partition Map"Map - not "GUID". Could this be the cause of its inability to "see"see DVDs? If I also re-partionre-partition the Hard Drive as GUID and upgrade the OS to 10.5 "Leopard"Leopard, will this solve the problem? (I already reset the PRAM and reset the "Open Firmware").

Device:

PowerMac G5

Status:

open

Edit by: Kyle Wiens ,

Title:

Won't read DVDs

Text:

A "SuperDrive" equipped PowerMac G5 running OS-X "Tiger" will read and burn CDs, but won't read DVDs. Upon checking the hard drive "partitioning" scheme, it shows that it's formatted with the older "Apple Partition Map" - not "GUID". Could this be the cause of its inability to "see" DVDs? If I also re-partion the Hard Drive as GUID and upgrade the OS to 10.5 "Leopard", will this solve the problem? (I already reset the PRAM and reset the "Open Firmware").

Device:

PowerMac G5

Status:

open

Original post by: mikeguru ,

Title:

Won't read DVDs

Text:

A "SuperDrive" equipped PowerMac G5 running OS-X "Tiger" will read and burn CDs, but won't read DVDs. Upon checking the hard drive "partitioning" scheme, it shows that it's formatted with the older "Apple Partition Map" - not "GUID". Could this be the cause of its inability to "see" DVDs? If I also re-partion the Hard Drive as GUID and upgrade the OS to 10.5 "Leopard", will this solve the problem? (I already reset the PRAM and reset the "Open Firmware").

Device:

PowerMac G5

Status:

open