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My external dvd burner is not showing up as a valid dvd drive

Hi, I'm a mac user (OSX 10.4.8) and my Mad Dog Multimedia dvd burner/player is showing up an "initialization error" message--apparently it is not being recognized as a valid DVD drive. Does it need cleaning? A new USB port? Is this common? Any expert help or suggestions will be most appreciated! thanks memorexe

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Re: My external dvd burner is not showing up as a valid...

I don't think the burner is compatable with Mac. Here is the site. Check your model here. I only found Windows compatable. Good Luck, Tim p.s. someone out there must have some hacked driver.

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