eMac - DVD Drive Issues?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by neoelectronaut, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

    neoelectronaut

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    So I went out and picked up a few DVDs today.

    Okay, well, three. And guess what? Only one of the three seems to get along with my computer. The other two launch DVD Player, and then immediately send it into a beach-balling lockup...accompanied by a clicking sound coming from the DVD drive.

    It's odd--it's not like they're scratched or anything--they're fresh out of the case. Mind you, an older DVD did this also...

    DVDs with this issue:

    Princess Mononoke
    Cowboy Bebop Remix 1
    Invader Zim 1

    Any ideas?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Data protection maybe? I wonder if they work on other Macs or (more likely) PCs? Could you try them?
     
  3. neoelectronaut thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Data protection on the Bebop DVD, maybe, but on the Mononoke DVD--I doubt it...that's back from the early DVD era... '97/'98, I believe.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Do other apps access the files okay? Have you tried VLC?
     
  5. neoelectronaut thread starter macrumors 68020

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    VLC acts similarly.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, well I'd first try to clean the drive with a CD cleaner and then I'd maybe try to reset the PRAM, just for safe measure although I doubt it'll help. :)
     

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