Powerbook G4 Superdrive Problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by surferrosa, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Sep 5, 2008
    #1
    I've got a 1.5Ghz, 80g hard drive Powerbook G4 with a MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-835E DVD/CD Superdrive.

    When I'm inserting a disc into my Superdrive, it physically moves the right side of my keyboard up a little bit. Then, after a minute or two it makes a clicking sound and ejects my CD/DVD without reading it.

    I am wondering if my Superdrive is going to need replacement or if there is something else that I can do to remedy the problem.

    Thanks for the help!
    :)
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    California

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    Aug 21, 2004
    #2
    That's like a four year old superdrive. It is dying.

    Like the hard drives in our computers, they go bad with time and use.

    Update your machine with a new super drive and a new hard drive at the same time.

    I'd get the Matshita UJ 847 superdrive and the maxed PATA hd you can get, the 250gb Western Digital
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Apr 16, 2008
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    Germany
    #3
    Hello,
    just searching the forum for any details concerning the superdrive in the 12" Powerbook. I just bought one for a ridiculous low price, but the superdrive only reads the installdiscs, so ive got to replace it (and will replace the HDD as well).
    But, can I put in any ATA drive that fits the physical properties (for example from a Macbook or Pro?) ?
    I am not sure and I think the drives at ifixit are a little to expensive...
    Thx
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Germany
    #4
    No advice from anyone?
    I didnt find he metioned 847. Which superdrives wuld also fit?
     

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