HELP!! G4 iMac no longer playing audio CDs!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Pittsax, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. Pittsax macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    I hope someone can help me out here. A few days ago, my iMac decided that it no longer liked audio CDs. Whenever I put one in, I can hear the drive rev up for a few seconds, and then it stops. There's a click, and then it revs up again. This process continues ad nauseum while iTunes hangs. Once I force quit iTunes, I can eject the CD with the eject button.

    The weird thing is, the CD mounts to the desktop, and I have no problems reading DVDs or data CDs. Is this an iTunes problem? It didn't start with the latest upgrade, and the upgrade didn't fix the problem either. Would a clean reinstall help? I hate do to that since I'll have to reload my entire library.

    Thanks for any advice!
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Have you tried playing these same CDs using a different app? :)

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