Discs eject without reading

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vader33, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. vader33 macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2009
    My wife has a PB G4 15". No matter what kind of disc is put in the drive, it gets spit out about 3 seconds later. Also, we have a 120 GB external HD that works just fine with our eMac, but no joy with the PB. Any ideas? The PB is about 7 years old. Works great, other than the USB/CD/DVD thing.
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Have you used a lens cleaner CD?

    It might be that some lint/dust is on the lens and so it cannot read the CD/DVD and thus spits it out after a short while.
  3. chion542 macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2009
    How to resolve this?

    My iMac is doing the same. How do i access the DVD optical reader to remove lint, or clean it?
  4. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    For a Macbook Pro/ Powerbook, remove the back cover, and keep track which screws went where. However, on an iMac, I'm not sure that you can do it...
  5. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Do not remove the optical drive to clean it...!

    Simply buy a DVD cleaning kit - which simply consists of a DVD with a tiny bit material on it which will clear any dust on the lens of the optical drive.

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