Disk Eject

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  1. AngryLawnGnome macrumors regular

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    Whenever I insert a disc into my powerbook G4, it immediately ejects after checking it for about a second. I've followed the steps under Not Accepting Media on this page: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88275 including resetting the PMU except to take it in to Apple to be fixed. Does anyone have any advice before I try and take it in?
     
  2. arogge macrumors 65816

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    What kind of discs are you using? Trying to use the wrong CD-RWs or inserting DVD-RWs into an old DVD-ROM drive can cause the drive to eject the media.
     
  3. AngryLawnGnome thread starter macrumors regular

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    ive tried tons of different disks, from cds to everything else
     
  4. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    i would go get that checked by an apple authorized technician.
     
  5. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    My first Powerbook 17" had the same thing happen - except it only happened with DVD's. I did a Dead on Arrival exchange with Apple for a different unit. This one works like a charm...:rolleyes:
     
  6. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    I don't know if it is an old player, but have you tried cleaning it, with a clean disk? or with a little cotton, if you can reach the lens of the player.
     
  7. AngryLawnGnome thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have a disk cleaner, but it won't accept any disk so when I insert the cleaner it quickly ejects it.
     
  8. AngryLawnGnome thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bizarre

    Today I tried just inserting a disk again, and what do you know, it accepted it! Then I used the disk cleaner to make sure it wouldn't happen again and it chewed up part of the brush on it. No problem, though, it works again!:D
     
  9. AngryLawnGnome thread starter macrumors regular

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    Please...I need help again!!!!!!!! AHHH!

    Well, it's doing it again. This time something bad happened. I was ripping a CD and it was about halfway through when it just paused where it was, claiming it was still ripping. I tried to cancel but the wheel kept spinning, until I just force quit. I opened iTunes back up and tried again, and white text on the screen appeared on the screen in four languages telling me to reboot (I didn't know Mac OS X could do such a terrible thing! Mac's are above crashes!). Anyway, I turned it off (the computer was kinda hot), waited a bit and turned it back on. I ejected the CD, which was also pretty hot, and let it and the computer cool down. After they weren't hot anymore, I inserted the disc and tried to rip again. The rip went really quick and no songs were added. So I ejected and reinserted when, you guessed it, the disc ejected without being read. It continues to do so. Someone PLEASE HELP!!! (with the crash and the eject; any advice on software to use to fixed my screwed up computer?)
     
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  11. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    you had a kernel panic, that's what that crash was. it's OS X's only major fault. I think the general concensus is that you need to have this looked at, unless you're extremely technically able you won't be able to fix a mechanical issue in the drive. It may need to be replaced entirely.

    paul
     
  12. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    Like I said earlier, call Apple. I had a defaulty unit sent to me, so I had to exchange it. I know it's a bummer, but it is way better to have a functional machine that one that doesn't work at all.
     
  13. Nermal Moderator

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    No kidding :rolleyes:
     
  14. AngryLawnGnome thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, it sounds like I'm gonna have to, after cleaning it up a bit. It's just a matter of motivation now....:(
     

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