Powerbook G4 rejects/ejects all blank CDs

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jebbie8, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Oct 10, 2006
    #1
    I had a good-running Powerbook G4 for several years until -- seemingly out of nowhere -- it started rejecting all new, blank CDs (DVDs as well). It still reads disks with data on them, but after a couple of seconds, ejects blank ones. I'm running OS 10.3.9 and do all the software updating.

    I've tried re-starting, while holding the option key down, and some other things I picked up on the Internet, but to no avail. Anybody encounter this and know how to fix it? Thanks!
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    I'd start by resetting the PMU in order to restore some of the optical drive's default settings. :)
     
  3. macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    #3
    Last client I had that complained of this - did all the upgrades, software etc. Turned out the iBook G3 drive wasn't a writer at all, it was a DVD-ROM drive. Doh!

    Thanks
    Trevor
     

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