Apple ate my DVD player
October 1, 2006 10:43 AM   Subscribe

Did an update to my iMac last night without thinking and now Apple's DVD player won't recognize my external DVD drive.

So, my ex-boyfriend set me up with an external DVD player so I could watch movies on my ancient iMac. He also found a patch to get Apple's DVD player to recognize that drive. Well, the people who made the patch are no longer updating it and I stupidly ran an update to my operating system last night and now the DVD player errors, says it can't find a valid drive. I tried throwing away the DVD player and installing an older version but it won't install, saying that a newer version is already there. Obviously, I haven't REALLY uninstalled it. Can anybody give me some tips or am I truly screwed?
posted by Foam Pants to Technology (3 answers total)
Patchburn will let you use your DVD drive again.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:05 AM on October 1, 2006

Yo, no dice. The DVD player still won't recognize my external drive.
posted by Foam Pants at 11:52 AM on October 1, 2006

Heehaw. A call to my Apple-lovin' ex guided me to a framework folder that needed to be thrown out and replaced by an older, patched version. Everything works now. I can watch my porn again!
posted by Foam Pants at 1:24 PM on October 1, 2006

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