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MrsPear
19th April 2008, 09:02 AM
I have a powerbook 12 inch - 1.5ghz. We installed Leopard and did all the updates to 10.5.2 and now my DVD player does not work. To try and resolve it my stupid (but handsome) husband suggested trashing the DVD player and reinstalling from the Leopard install disk.

How do I resolve this, or can anyone suggest a good DVD player to download?

Long time viewer, first time post
Please help ASAP - have very cranky 3 year old who can't watch her wiggles DVD

purana
19th April 2008, 09:04 AM
I'll archive up my one for you :)

MrsPear
19th April 2008, 09:13 AM
Thank you very much - but forgive my ignorance - but what does this mean?

purana
19th April 2008, 09:23 AM
Thank you very much - but forgive my ignorance - but what does this mean?

It means, you can download my copy in a few moments, and then uncompress it (double click) then drag the DVD Player back to your applications folder.

EDIT:

Download a copy from here (http://static.heimic.net/2008/04/DVD-Player-app.tar.gz).

MrsPear
19th April 2008, 09:31 AM
Thanks - downloaded and installed on my machine.

The only problem I have now is that it doesn't work. For the same reason my husband (for reasons only known to him) deleted it in the first place. Apparently the latest graphic update for Leopard from apple doesn't work on my machine. Is there anyway to delete the update???

purana
19th April 2008, 09:53 AM
Sounds like you might have to do a backup and reinstall. Then put everything back.

peajay
19th April 2008, 10:58 AM
i also have the same model powerbook, and dvd player has been broken since the graphics update that came with the 10.5.2

this is a significant problem for all powerbook 12" users, especially the 1.5ghz units. i did some research on this a few weeks back for example:

Apple - Support - Discussions - Leopard Graphics Update hangs DVD ... (http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6690734&#6690734)


Sounds like you might have to do a backup and reinstall. Then put everything back.

nothing will work, unless you do a fresh archive+re-install to 10.5.2 and DO NOT accept the graphics update....

no solution from apple as yet :mad:

in the meantime, you can try VLC player'

VLC media player - Overview (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/).

purana
19th April 2008, 11:02 AM
DO NOT accept the graphics update....


Oddly enough I suspect this update also broke my Mac Mini 10.5.2 fresh reinstall too. Although on the 2nd install attempt after rebuilding for a 2nd time, it worked fine.

I wouldn't be surprised if this update is responsible myself.