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Old Jan 23, 2007, 08:51 AM   #1
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ibook cd drive broken?

I have a ibook that accepts a cd spins it for a while then ejects it. Does it to all of them and never, ever reads any. Is there a way to reset this part of the ibook only? Or is it toast. Thanks in advance.

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Old Jan 23, 2007, 09:07 AM   #2
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Cheap iBook drives can be found on ebay. You may want to use this opportunity to upgrade your drive.
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Old Jan 24, 2007, 02:52 AM   #3
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You can reset the PMU which contains some optical drive firmware settings. Dunno if it'll work, but it's worth a try.
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