Could my PowerBook SuperDrive have been knocked out of alignment?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by NEENAHBOY, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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    OK, so I went to put a regular DVD into my PB's SuperDrive, and it was met with resistance. I know for a fact that nothing is in there, as A) nothing is recognized and B) the regular keyboard eject button and various other eject commands yield zilch. I've restarted numerous times (wishful thinking, but you never know), and again, no dice.

    The only conclusion I can reach at this very early stage is that the SuperDrive has somehow been knocked out of alignment, though I have no idea how it could've happened.

    Thoughts? Things for me to try? I'm really stumped here.
     
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    I doubt it. The inside of the powerbook is very packed and for the superdrive to be knocked out of alignment means something was crushed or bulging out of your computer. Try repairing permission because something must be in there. If that doesn't work bring it to an apple store. or call apple.
     
  3. NEENAHBOY thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Permissions repair did nothing for it, though the volume of repairs was much higher than normal.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's normal in 10.4.3 to see many permission notices. AFAIK, they're not actually changes though.

    Having said that, rather than repairing permissions, maybe try resetting the PRAM and then maybe the PMU, assuming there's nothing stuck in the drive. :)
     
  5. NEENAHBOY thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I reset the PRAM immediately after finishing that last post, and the Apple tech just had me reset the PMU and boot into Open Firmware and reset all. I'm waiting to talk with a product specialist...
     
  6. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Did you hold down the trackpad button when you restarted? That will force the optical drive to eject, no matter what.
     
  7. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    Ive found one dvd that didnt much like sliding into my ibook (northern exposure) try another dvd and see if it works? My problem seemed to actually have to do with the size of the dvd.
     

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