iBook G4 12'' Spitting out Dvd-Rw's

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by fire alarm, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2011
    Hi, So, I am trying to burn a disk for my girlfriend, but my Failbook keeps spitting my disks out. Blank or not. And, it won't erase my cd-rw's either. It's really making me mad. how can this be fixed?
  2. macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    Most probable is that your optical drive is toast? Just my two cents.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2008
    A) You're iBook has a DVD burner on it, correct? Not all iBooks came with DVD burners (my 14" only had the combo drive, the superdrive was an option when I bought it)

    B) You could try to blow the drive out with compressed air. Sometimes the drive heads will get dusty enough to cause some burning problems (like being able to read discs and burn CDs but NOT being able to burn DVDs).
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2011
    It still works, as it opens Movies and cd's . I do have a burner, and I was actually burning stuff to dvds a few weeks ago. I will try the compresser idea.. Thanks!
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2011
    Well, it's got nothing to do with my drive, as I just replaced it w/ a working drive because the compressor idea didn't work.

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