Can I fix this?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by heyjude, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. heyjude macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2008
    I just inherited a G4 powerbook. It is an Aluminium with a 15" screen and 1GHz. As the owner several Mac desktop computers over the years I've found it pretty easy to use except the CD rom drive has a problem. When I put in a CD (i've tried music cd, DVD and software) it sounds like the drive is trying to read it but it hesitates and then ejects the CD. What is this likely to be? Could it be a setting that needs changing? Any suggestions at all? Would truly appreciate any advice. You can probably tell I'm a computer dilettante!!
    By the way, there is a weird little button on the left side of the laptop which pops out if I press it. I can't figure out what it is - I didn't get a manual.
    Thanks, Jude
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    Sounds like the head is dirty in your drive. Sometimes if you buy a cd cleaner it works but not all the time. Might look like you need to replace the drive.

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