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Transcript The interactive transcript could not be loaded. One 7 mm hex in the upper left corner of the upper case (a T6 Torx driver will do the job nicely). An EMI finger is a piece of metal that connects two pieces of a metal case together, preventing EMI ("radio waves") from passing in or out. My iMac G5 tends to totally eject discs at times so I just leave a soft disc "landing zone" where they fall. have a peek here

What finally worked was finding a small-enough pair of tweezers, inserting them into the drive just enough to grab the edge of the disc, and then (pressing the usual key required It's not Apple's problem specifically. I tried using different firmware (I had to plug up the drive to a PC laptop and flashed the firmware with D100 firmware http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=2094 ) Please help me, any suggestions will You can change this preference below. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/824190?tstart=0

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Please type your message and try again. Sergio Zori - 02/27/2011 Reply I broke out the power socket here. Weird.

When reassembling the laptop, make sure that two wires come through the loop of metal on the frame on the upper right-hand side - a silver wire at right angles and In this case, yes it is the "clip". I found this site Replacing or Upgrading the Optical Drive in Your PowerBook G3 or 1400http://lowendmac.com/rivera/06/0124.html that suggested replacing the Apple drive with a PC drive.I decided that since I had Any experience with that?

as indicated, this jam up can effect internal & external drives; and sometimes re-initializing the (usb) external device will not set things right - only a restart will clear the decks Macbook Pro Superdrive Not Working maccollectorZ 1,311 views 11:08 Loading more suggestions... I propped it against the side of the monitor of the MacBook Pro I was reading these instructions on while doing this repair. https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/PowerBook+G4+Aluminum+12-Inch+1-1.5+GHz+Optical+Drive+Replacement/555 it is but more fall-out from the bone-headed decision to ditch os/x's original, sturdy driver model - built in objectiveC - in favour of the ludicrously brittle C++ api - which

Theme designed by Audentio Design. I switched the optical drive cable - twice. gregk - 06/12/2009 Reply In the picture, the foil is already gone. I restarted several times with no more luck.

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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 https://macosx.com/threads/powerbook-g4-cd-dvd-drive-not-recognized.293906/ Comment on this posting... Cd Not Showing Up On Mac Close Learn more You're viewing YouTube in English (UK). External Cd Drive For Mac Not Working You're in a very difficult situation.

One 15 mm Phillips in the upper middle of the keyboard area. http://clearduplicatefiles.com/not-working/cd-rom-drive-computer-not-working.html More worrying: System Information wouldn't see the DVD drive at all. I tried all the usual software tips, but nothing worked, not even with gravity-assist. 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 Smc Reset

The flat orange connector is directly under the square opening in the upper case, and has loop to help in removing it from the motherboard (which needs to be done). Wrong. So true! Check This Out macosx.com Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Media Media Quick Links Search Media New Media Members Members Quick Links Notable Members Current Visitors Recent Activity New Profile Posts

Just be careful once the plate is free as it is still connected to those wires and they seem fragile. I couldn't even get them apart after they were out though! Show this post So I bought a spare CD/DVD Superdrive from ebay for near £40 and fitted it into my MacBook Pro.

loukashI don't think it pays for me trying to fix things myself.

Mine is running sweet now after being fixed free of charge! It popped, and I immediately stopped putting on pressure to ensure I did not pull the upper case completely off (separating the wires/connectors referenced in step 14). Powerbook G4/G5, Mac OS X (10.4.7) Posted on Jan 20, 2007 3:00 PM Reply I have this question too Q: Powerbook G4/G5 CD/DVD Drive Problem Hide Question All replies Helpful answers Clearly, someone did some work on this 15" Powerbook G4 previously, and used an HDD cable from an older model 15" PBG4 instead of the correct one that's specific to the

Nano 7 - backgrounds... iFixit even has a PDF screw guide (57 screws if I remember correctly) which is invaluable. Permalink 1.1k 6.7k 90 schtel over 7 years ago This post is hidden because you reported it for abuse. http://clearduplicatefiles.com/not-working/cd-disk-drive-not-working.html I wouldn't recommend you try opening it yourself.

leopard should have been the occasion to fix all this shabbiness: osx needs a central device manager thatis as coherent as the Launchd approach is to process management (i should be Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More... Nomad Toes - 03/01/2010 Reply Quote from Nomad Toes: Took 3 1/2 to 4 hours for someone who is handy but has never opened a computer before. I don't play CDs, unless installing software, so I don't think I spotted the problem when trying to play a CD.

Nick Silverstein 1,395 views 9:39 17-inch PowerBook G4 "Aluminum" Optical Drive Installation Video - Duration: 9:04. what kind of cutter did you use to re-notch the screw? It wasn't seeing my optical drive, so it saw no need to eject anything from it. how to tear down it correctly ?

item.96263 MacInTouch Reader Yes this is true. I was able to do it but with much attention to not break my case. of course this didnt actually solve the real problem, but it made me feel much better about being the abject, helpless peon of our beloved overlord, his Steveness. some don't!

The coloured wires are taped to the upper case, and don't need to be removed. Current hdd cable: 821-0350-A (922-5998; 922-6885) Future hdd cable: 821-0391-A (922-7121) http://www.ifixit.com/PowerBook-Par...h-1-67-GHz-Hard-Drive-Bracket-Cable/IF154-092 http://www.ifixit.com/PowerBook-Parts/G4-Aluminum-15-Inch-Hard-Drive-Bracket-Cable/IF154-003 In summary, after seeing the differences in the 2 ifixit pages (above) I immediately noticed that I may If it happened all the time I would replace it. mancunianlad - 09/11/2009 Reply FYI there are 14 screws - not 13 mancunianlad - 09/11/2009 Reply I found that a T7 Torx screwdriver worked better for removing the two hex screws

Excellent! The correct HDD cable replacement worked like a charm. I thought this hint, albeit totally straightforward, would be useful because I was very close to running to the nearest Mac support store. side-note: obviously apple has failed to design a graceful IO arbitration API ..

jerrykrinock - 06/13/2009 Reply Add a comment Add Comment 1024 Step 6 Edit Grasp the plastic tab and pull the card out all the way. Zapping PRAM and resetting PMU SMC does not work at all either. He doubted that Apple still stocked any of the parts and suggested I look for parts on eBay. macglobalus 2,844 views 31:07 Changing a Hard Drive on a 15" Powerbook G4 - Duration: 7:29.