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Opens and closes just fine. I thought this hint, albeit totally straightforward, would be useful because I was very close to running to the nearest Mac support store. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Useful Searches Recent Posts Mac Support Forums Mac Help Forums Mac OS X System & Mac Software Cd/dvd Drive Not Working! have a peek here

Useful Searches Recent Posts Options Please select a forum to jump to News and Article Discussion MacRumors.com News Discussion Mac Blog Discussion Although I've never heard of one not being able to read a CD. How do you do this? Gary Rosenzweig 6/3/10 @ 7:18 am Hard to tell. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1099805?tstart=0

Imac Cd Drive Won't Accept Cd

If the drive is damaged (and not under warranty) the cost of replacement will be determined mostly by the computer model. It has only started happening today! Click the Repair Disk Permissions button (there is also a Verify Permissions button). What size drive did you install?

Have you contacted support for the product? good luck, #12 Chiarascuro, Sep 22, 2010 hackettr uix_expand uix_collapse Registered Joined: Oct 26, 2011 Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0 OMG. want more proof of apple's systemic indifference to device management? .... Apple Support If that is possible than it seems that one overheated and it fried.

Out of 6 machines I recently came across, 3 had failed optical drives. Imac Cd Drive Not Working I am running Mac OS X Version 10.4.11 I've clicked on the Apple and the "more info" box is shaded and won't let me click on it! You're ready to take out the whole drive carrier. Mac will restart Zapping the PRam Restart (or start up)> hold down Apple key-option-P-R Keep these keys held down until you hear the start-up chime three times and then release, and

In the past I have seen FW target disk mode *not* mount a Hard Drive set to slave on a system where I had 2 Hard Drives (one master, one slave) It isn't that simple, though. For replacement instructions it would be best if you more or less followed http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+G4+17+800+MHz+EMC+1936+Optical+Drive+Replacement/7044Click to expand... Incorrect disk¶ If the disk is a DVD, make sure your drive is one that can read DVD's and not CD's.

Imac Cd Drive Not Working

The replacement power supply seemed to work, but two days later it won't turn on again. http://macmost.com/forum-imac-g4-wont-run-a-dvd.html While you are in there I would replace the pram battery and upgrade the ram! Imac Cd Drive Won't Accept Cd I also bought an inexpensive external drive to use on this mac and had the exact same problem. Reset Pram Mac Let us know a.

Have you cleaned out the dust in the DVD drive lately? navigate here They become very sporadic and picky. Next, simply apply the paste evenly to the area highlighted on the photo below, without getting any in vent hole itself. just look at how pathetic the telemetry is for disk utility when trying to unmount a recalcitrant drive: you will receive a vague & useless message 'device cant be unmounted because Smc Reset

If you have any questions, mail me at: [email protected] iMac G4 Big Drive Support: Just a FYI that in 2003 several owners have noted that the iMac G4 has native 48bit Taijistrat 5/25/10 @ 3:14 am Hi, I bought a iMac 21.5″ late 2009 version less than a week ago. MacRumors attracts a broad audience of both consumers and professionals interested in the latest technologies and products. http://clearduplicatefiles.com/cd-drive/cd-drive-not-working-imac.html If you can connect, then the issue is with the previous network's connectivity and not
 the iMac itself.

Progress. More worrying: System Information wouldn't see the DVD drive at all. More is not better...

Finally, despairing of any other answer, I took off the Mac mini case, removed five tiny screws holding on the metal plate at the top of the CD/DVD drive, and simply

A store-bought DVD or a handmade one? It works with an external (USB 2) DVD burner, so it's not the OS. I don't need to burn anything, but reading DVD would be helpful. Now take the 2 cables out of the cable clip (marked blue on the picture).

Release the keys. Thanks, Carole Sep 23, 2007 1:49 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by SILVIA2001, SILVIA2001 Sep 26, 2007 1:23 PM in response to hadontr Level 1 (0 points) I have the same problem as yours except my drive seems fine with single layer dvds and cds. this contact form I thought that maybe a system update somewhere along the line had fixed the problem. [ Reply to This | # ] Force the system to find a 'lost' optical drive

Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More... When the procedure is finished you may receive a message that no repairs were necessary, or that repairs were successful (I cannot remember the exact phrases). Make an appointment at the genius bar. Click First Aid.

Does the same issue occur?mrtotes Sep 6, 2007 5:05 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by hadontr, hadontr Sep 6, 2007 5:50 PM in response to c2t2 Level According to the System Profiler it has a CD-RW/DVD-R. You could also upgrade the hard drive. I'm going to get the spray air and run the disc a few more times to see if that has any effect.

The suggestion regarding System Profiler is the fist step you should follow. What's always worked for me is to launch Toast, set it to do a Disc Copy - it will recognize the disc in the drive either as a good or bad I was shocked on how easy it actually was. Curiously, CDs still appear on the desktop the same as before, so I've been busy backing up the data that wasn't included in my latest DVD back-up on 650 MB CDs.

It didn't work because the superdrive is about 7.67 inches long, while the plextor is 8-9 inches long.