Bad experiences with my PowerBook G4 15" SuperDrive

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Cyde Weys, May 21, 2004.

  1. Cyde Weys

    Cyde Weys Guest

    I was having some pretty severe problems with my Matshita UJ-815
    PowerBook SuperDrive. It was turning three-fourths of my attempted DVD
    burns into coasters. After wasting most of my spindle of DVD-Rs, I
    figured there had to be something else I could do. So I searched online
    for updated UJ-815 firmware. Apple didn't have anything. BUT ... I
    found unofficial firmware that doubled the speed of DVD burns (from 1X
    to 2X), removed region code locks, and hasn't produced any coasters so
    far! What gives? Why did I have to go to a third-party source to get
    the hardware that came with my computer to work correctly?

    P.S. I think it's pretty cool that with a simple firmware update I
    doubled the speed of my DVD burner. Just wondering - why in the hell
    wasn't 2X enabled in the first place, if the drive is physically capable
    of doing it anyway?!
    Cyde Weys, May 21, 2004
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  2. Cyde Weys

    Mr. Peabody Guest

    What gives? Why did I have to go to a third-party source to get
    Heat, battery life, and allowing room for progress-
    Mr. Peabody, May 22, 2004
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