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Authored by: josephaw on Dec 17, '02 09:54:06AM

This procedure worked for me when I upgraded to OSX 10.2.
At that time I removed the APPLE INSTALLED DVD Drive and put it in an external firewire box. Then when I installed OSX 10.2 Apple's installer promptly didn't recognize it's own drive in an exteral box and deleted the DVD Player application.
Using this procedure here restored it back and helped the DVD Player application recognize Apple's own DVD Drive in the external box.
I have renamed the Application to "DVD Player External" so future installer don't remove it.
Thanks, Joe

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Worked for me before!
Authored by: sucram3 on Mar 31, '03 11:06:49PM

I have been doing this for quite a while without having to do any hacks at all. When I replaced my aftermarket Toshiba combo drive with a retail Pioneer DVR-104 I placed it in a firewire case and the DVD player worked from day one. I think that as long as there is a supported drive installed on the internal IDE bus then the DVD player will work with an external drive. The Toshiba drive worked natively in 10.2 so I did not have to edit the device plug-in file

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