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LG GE20 DVD install on e-Mac Panther

My e-Mac recognizes the CD in the drive, but will not autoboot the install.
Need software patch to assist?

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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    my LG GE20 external dvd - can't install, is the cd that comes with it missing a driver for mac (OX10)?

  • jannathan Dec 18, 2008

    I just bought the LG GE20 DVD lightscribe burner and I can't find ANYTHING on the single disc it came with to install it on my i mac. It's full of .ini; .ex; .cab; .inx files that I can't open. when I click on one of these files, it tells me that there's no default application. How can I set this cursed thing up???? Please help me out!

  • earlk Dec 21, 2008

    exact same problem!  it wants me to choose an application to install the auto-run - the LG website shows the autorun will start automatically.

  • matt89 Dec 21, 2008

    my lg ge-20  says on the box that its compatible with mac , yet the install disc doesnt seem to have a driver for os 10.5 . how do i fix this



  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    Me too! Help!

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    any solutions found yet?

  • trinamarshal Mar 24, 2009

    how do you set the master or cable set



  • fuskakas Mar 28, 2009

    I recently purchased the LG GE20 for my iMac and I'm having the same problem. I can't seem to find any info on how to resolve it. I email LG regarding this problem but have yet to hear from them.

  • djgray697 Apr 02, 2009

    LG GE20 - wow how to install this? no instructions and the hardware doesn't venerate any kind of start up

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    I have Mac 10.4.10 and it will read cd in LG GE20 multi dvd writer but the software will not download

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Were the jumpers on the drive set to Master or Cable Select?, depending on the age of the e-mac the LG GE20 needs to be set to Master.

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I was wondering ! just bought the ge 20 from lg and for some reason it has a region code .... i am living in germany and he did ask me after given it a us dvd and a german dvd - it says : i have 4 time left to rathe have a region code 1 or 2 ... does anybody know a patch so it won't change the region codes ??? any help or suggestion are appriciate

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