View Full Version : Powerbook G4 rejects/ejects all blank CDs

Oct 11, 2006, 01:21 PM
I had a good-running Powerbook G4 for several years until -- seemingly out of nowhere -- it started rejecting all new, blank CDs (DVDs as well). It still reads disks with data on them, but after a couple of seconds, ejects blank ones. I'm running OS 10.3.9 and do all the software updating.

I've tried re-starting, while holding the option key down, and some other things I picked up on the Internet, but to no avail. Anybody encounter this and know how to fix it? Thanks!

mad jew
Oct 11, 2006, 05:10 PM
I'd start by resetting the PMU (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449) in order to restore some of the optical drive's default settings. :)

Oct 11, 2006, 07:15 PM
Last client I had that complained of this - did all the upgrades, software etc. Turned out the iBook G3 drive wasn't a writer at all, it was a DVD-ROM drive. Doh!