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G4 upgrade MCE 16X DVD-R/RW SuperDrive, NewerTech MaxPower 7448 Single Processor G4 2.0GHz, 1.38 Gb sdram.  Everything fit and booted up well but I cannot get the superdrive to be recognized by my apple products  (iDVD, iMovie)  - which was why I upgraded - to get blazing speed on burning DVD's from iMovie.  And the iWorks '08 programs do not function. I also upgraded to  a new Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 internal hard drive (120 GB) [ata bus].   So, I have this problem.  The G4 upgrades have created a faster machine but virtually no (i) stuff works - would you have any answers for me - something practical that I can work on??  Do I require something else to be added, either hardware or software? Walter

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Hi walter if u want to upgrade ur newer drive to an older motherboard you must upgrade ur motherboard drivers as well as upgrading motherboard bios go to apples website and read up on your mothergoard and download newest firmware upgrade to make your motherboard compatible with your newer drive good luck

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