i book g4 - drive won't recognize audio cd's

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by psc, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. psc macrumors newbie

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    After installing 10.3.1 and itunes 4.1 updates my combo drive will no longer play any audio cd's (not a copy protection problem). I get the message 'you have inserted a disk containing no volumes that Mac OS x can read'. All these cd's worked perfectly before these updates. Any ideas of problem? Anyone else had same?
     
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    The combo drive in my Power Mac G4 won't recognise them either. I don't get an error, it's as if I don't have a CD in there at all.

    I'm running 10.3.1, iTunes 4.1, and QuickTime 6.4.
     
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    I reinstalled Panther via Archive and Install, tried playing a CD, and it worked. I reapplied the 10.3.1 update, and it still worked. Wasn't too much of a hassle, it took about 20 minutes to reinstall Panther from its DVD, and another 5 to install the update.
     
  4. psc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip, i'll give it a go. I presume this doesn't effect itunes library or iphoto library stored on HD?
     
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    If you choose Archive and Install, then it preserves your home directory, and your preferences.
     
  6. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    The combo drive in my PowerMac G4 stopped reading CD's almost right after I got it. I simply took the drive to an Apple authorized service center, and they had Apple ship me a new one.
     
  7. Pilgrims Pro macrumors regular

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    I got my new iBook G4 yesterday, and I noticed that I was having the same problem, so I called AppleCare and the Tech had me delete two files and restart the computer and then it worked fine.

    First file
    HD----->System------>Library----->Caches------>delete file com.apple.kernelcaches

    Second File
    HD------>System----->Library------->delete file extensions.kextcache
     

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