eMac DVD drive problems...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Sambo110, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68000

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    Whenever I put a DVD into my eMac's drive, it stays shut for about 5 seconds, then opens again. Anyone know why it does this?
     
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    madog

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    Could be that it's just an old drive. That used to happen on my PM whenever I tried to insert any newer DVDs not more than a few years after I had it.

    That was around the first time Apple included DVD drives so I wasn't too surprised. The one thing it could never read were burned DVDs, and eventually had problems with retail movies and the like. I finally had to put it out to pasture.

    Basically, it probably doesn't like that disk, or otherwise it did before and doesn't now because it's old and cranky like my grandpa. (or, the more obvious, maybe you don't have a DVD drive?) :p
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It is a new game I just bought. It is a DVD drive, and wouldn't read the sims 2 either. I copied the disc to my iMac, and am sending the copied disc across now.

    EDIT: It reads cd's though......
     

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