Sony Mavica CD400 -- can't get iMac to see mini disks
I have several apple macintosh computers, G3, G4's and a home iMac. I have installed the usual Sony Mavica CD400 drivers and seeing the mini-disks is no problem on the other macs.
But for the life of me I cannot get my iMac to see the finalized mini-CD's even with the recommended drivers. Is there something strange about my iMac? It is one of the earliest ones (a bondi blue PowerPC G3 233Mhz where the CD tray slides out and has a black click-on CD spindle in the middle).
Has anyone found a solution?
Cheers and thanks,
Re: Sony Mavica CD400 -- can't get iMac to see mini disks
Bob: the Mac will never show what is on the disk.....and you don't hgave to finalize either.
Do you have Image Capture on your units? If so, all you need to do is connect the camera via USB cable to the computer. The program will come on automatically (the camera has to be on), you can choose to download some or all of the pictures to a folder of your choice.
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when booting in os x after the first boot chime immediately hold down keys <apple,option,o,f> all at the same time and allow computer to boot to open firmware once there type "reset-nvram" exactly like that but without quotation marks and press enter once it returns to command prompt type "reset-all"and press enter (you must have the "-" in between the commands) the computer should restart if not when the command prompt returns type "reboot" and hit enter .....
also you can check the drive status by going to "system profiler" in apple drop down menu--->about this mac-->more info or applications folder-->utilities folder--->system profiler then selct disk burning under hardware in the list on the left
Mac help is built into the operating system on your computer. There really aren't any paper manuals for them. Here is a link to Apple's web site that should get you started: http://www.apple.com/support/imac/g4/
I have a mac and never need to finalize the disc. All I do is hook up the USB to the camera and the computer, then turn on the camera and the application called Image Capture will come on automatically, you can download some of the pics or all. They will go into a folder you choose.