cd's and dvd's keep Ejecting help !!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by redisbest, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. redisbest macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2009
    My powerbook g4 which i have had for about 7 years.
    Will not take dvds or cds they just pop back out after inserting
    any ideas why, Has the super drive packed in ??????
    Or is there a fix??
    pc world or apple store to fix:mad::confused:??
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What kind of CDs and DVDs?
    Did they work before?

    Also what Mac OS X version are your running (10.3.x, 10.4.x or 10.5.x)?

    Did you update something?

    Also a repair would cost you much more at an Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Repair shop (don't let Best Buy do that), than getting an external USB (slim) DVD drive (with DVD writing capabilities).

    You can take a look at and see for yourself what an internal Superdrive costs and how to replace/fix it yourself.
  3. redisbest thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2009
    Running 10.4.11
    Never updated
    Originals cd's and dvd's worked before..
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    You have a 7 year old computer and you're wondering why stuff might be breaking down? I can suggest one possible fix, and that is resetting the PMU. Also check to make sure that the Eject key or the trackpad buttons aren't reading as pressed for some reason. If it comes down to needing to bring your computer in, you can give a shot to either place but the parts are going to be few and far in-between for a computer of this age...Apple may have already listed it as vintage.
  5. redisbest thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2009
    Thanks for that num nut we cant all buy a new computer every year.....
  6. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    That doesn't affect the fact parts might be wearing out.
  7. redisbest thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2009
    O.K Magnus Magnusson back to M:eek:astermind.......

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