CD Drive in iMac 1.25 G4 17" Not Working

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JRomero, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. JRomero macrumors regular


    Jun 29, 2006

    As of late, whenever I attempt to burn a CD in Toast, I always get "The drive reported an error." I also get similar errors in iTunes when I attempt to burn. Now, whenever I put in a disc, my computer just sits idle for about 30 seconds and then it just spits it out.

    I have read that the types and brand of media that I use maye have an effect on it, but I am using the same media I have always used that has worked in the past.

    What is the problem and what are some ways I can fix it?

    Thank you for the help,
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I don't know the problem to be exact because there could be a few different things causing this. First off, check in System Profiler that your drive is being both recognised and recognised as capable of burning. Secondly, try a PRAM reset. Thirdly, try different branded media. I know you said the current brand worked before, but I think it's still worth a shot.

    Does the computer spit out non-blank CDs and DVDs? :)

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