|Mar 17, 2006, 03:51 PM||#1|
Broken Powerbook G4 Combo Drive?
I don't use my CD-ROM/DVD drive often, but every now and then I will want to burn a CD or watch a DVD. To my surprise, after no incident or software installation my combo drive doesn't work. When I insert a CD (blank or with data) or DVD the drive makes a noise similar to when you rest your top teeth on your bottom lip and blow air. After roughly 5-10 seconds of this the disk will eject. Any thoughts? How can a drive that is so rarely used simply experience a mechanical breakdown? The system profiler recognizes the drive as follows:
MATSHITA CD-RW CW-8121:
Firmware Revision: AA17
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
Cache: 2048 KB
Reads DVD: Yes
CD-Write: -R, -RW
Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO
The computer is a TiBook, 800 Mhz with 1 GB RAM running 10.4.5. I have not noticed any other peculiarities with the system but about a year ago I had to replace the hard drive because the S.M.A.R.T. status was failing.
Last edited by rzacharia; Mar 17, 2006 at 03:59 PM.
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