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Offline Jacques

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Mac Mini 1.42 DVD drive make
« on: September 19, 2021, 10:01:50 AM »
Could anybody confirm the manufacturer and model of the DVD 'superdrive' in the 1.42Ghz G4 Mini please? I just want to see if there is a RPC-1 region free firmware for the drive.

Thanks!

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Re: Mac Mini 1.42 DVD drive make
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2021, 01:13:04 PM »
Matshita UJ-845 ring any bells?


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Re: Mac Mini 1.42 DVD drive make
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2021, 02:53:48 PM »
Jacques,

Of the  (6) various G4 Mac Minis now open downstairs,
most are Panasonic… with only one Matsushita.

(Apple Combo 8123A / model CW-8123-C) from 1.4 GHz Mini.

BUT, they’re all interchangeable & I have found Panasonics
in the 1.42's too.

The Panasonics are:

(1) Super 835CA / Model UJ-835-C
(2) Super 846CA / Model UJ-846CA
(1) Combo 8124A / CW-8124-CA
(1) Super 845CA / Model UJ-845-C

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Re: Mac Mini 1.42 DVD drive make
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2021, 03:52:54 PM »
you can also see that in toast (for those who dont want to dismantle a dozen minis^^)

SNCR
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Re: Mac Mini 1.42 DVD drive make
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2021, 11:30:52 AM »
Thank you both!


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Re: Mac Mini 1.42 DVD drive make
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2021, 11:08:35 AM »
Fired up my Mini today and it has a combo drive, not superdrive. Bleh. It's the CW-8124 which has no region free patch. Bummer!

 

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Re: Mac Mini 1.42 DVD drive make
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2021, 10:32:41 AM »
Use VLC maybe?
I think it doesn’t complain.
*G4 MDD 1.25GHz (Single 2003)* with 2x 80Gb harddrives, 1Gb RAM, Tascam US-428 and Edirol FA-101 USB/Firewire soundcards-*iMac G3 DV 400MHz* with installs from OS 8.6-OSX Tiger on different harddrives-*Powerbook G4 1.67Ghz* with new SSD ! Love it.

 


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