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Title: Mac Mini 1.42 DVD drive make
Post by: Jacques 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!
Title: Re: Mac Mini 1.42 DVD drive make
Post by: Jacques on September 21, 2021, 01:13:04 PM
Matshita UJ-845 ring any bells?

Title: Re: Mac Mini 1.42 DVD drive make
Post by: FBz 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
Title: Re: Mac Mini 1.42 DVD drive make
Post by: IIO 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
Title: Re: Mac Mini 1.42 DVD drive make
Post by: Jacques on September 22, 2021, 11:30:52 AM
Thank you both!

Title: Re: Mac Mini 1.42 DVD drive make
Post by: Jacques 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!

 
Title: Re: Mac Mini 1.42 DVD drive make
Post by: Philgood on September 24, 2021, 10:32:41 AM
Use VLC maybe?
I think it doesn’t complain.
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