Bad optical drive maybe?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by netguy, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. netguy macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2007
    Quick question,

    Got a Powerbook G4, 1.67.

    I thought I had a bad superdrive. It would fire up, accept CD, eject CD's however never detect the CD is OSX.

    Purchased a new superdrive from Ifixit, installed, and have exactly the same symptoms.

    Anything else this could be?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. MrFusion macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2005
    I have a similar problem with recently purchased DVDs.
    Inserting the dvd would result in an ejection of the disk.
    After a few days I managed to play about half of one movie, before my macbook got the spinning beachball of death. Now I am back to square 1.

    Inserting a blank dvd yields no problems.
    I also tried a dvd I bought years ago, which played just fine on the first try.
    I am not sure if it's a software, hardware or disk problem. With the way the MPAA and concerts are acting these days, my guess would be a disk problem.

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