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Dvd player I can't get a dvd to play. I have a g5 with a Sony DVD Super dw-10a. When I try to play a dvd all I get is "not permitted". This is the first time I've ever used an imac although I have a good bit of pc experience. Can you Help me?

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All you need to do is stop using it for about two days or more and then try again

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