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How do I use the following DVD Drive on a Mac G4

ATAPI DVD DH20A4P. The Mac sees the drive. It opens and closes it but it does not show any disc insterted in the drive

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I took the drive back to the store I gouht it from and it turned out that the drive was defective in the first place. They replaced it and all is well now. Thanks again

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