eMac won't read CD's

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by DinoAdventure, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. macrumors member


    May 13, 2005
    So I got my mom an emac from work a while ago for cheap. I upgraded the stock CD reader to a Samsung SM-308 CD-R/W DVD combo drive. It worked great for about 2 months, then all of the sudden it stopped reading CD's. DVD's worked fine, but CD's would not mount. I tried to run a laser cleaning disc, but since it was a CD it also wouldn't mount. Naturally I replaced the drive. I got another drive exactly like it for free from work, and put it in today. Still has the same issue. I also tried wiping the HD and reinstalling the OS and it still won't read a CD.

    So what should I do next?

  2. macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2005
    On the moon.
    Try a different ribbon cable. Also, try a SuperDrive or just a CD-ROM drive, and see what happens.

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