iMac G5 CD drive too fast

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by steveca, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. steveca macrumors 6502

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    My iMac G5's cd drive is suddenly over reactive. When ejecting the cd's the drive is 'pushing' them too much and they actually fall over. Before it used to eject half the cd an dlet you take the rest, now it is way too much. Can this be fixed? :confused:
     
  2. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

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    You mean it actually shoots the disc completely out of the computer? I never heard of that happening. :confused:
     
  3. steveca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes it does. It actually shoots them off and the cd's fall on the desk... It used to work perfectly and I dont know of any software which might cause this problem. I run OS 10.4
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Funny story...

    I have that exact same model and my optical drive has ALWAYS done that. Nothing seems to have caused it and no solution is apparent. I just started to get used to catching the disc as it flew out...
     
  5. howesey macrumors 6502a

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  6. arcsbite Guest

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    my old G5 used to do that, sometimes with enough force for them to roll straight off my desk.

    funny. yes.
    useful. no.

    it was my first mac, I assumed this was normal and learned to catch
     
  7. stoid macrumors 601

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    Now THAT would be a useful drive to have in an old Cube! TOASTERZ!! :D
     
  8. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    That would be pretty cool. :)
     

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