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

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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

    Nameci

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    #2
    Most probable is that your optical drive is toast? Just my two cents.
     
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    btbrossard

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    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

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    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

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    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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