Do CD / DVD-ROM drives die?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by brhmac, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. brhmac macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2003
    Planet Earth
    The CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive in my G3 PB quit working. No idea why, but it's been about a year now and I'm struggling with whether to replace it.

    What happens to these things? Do they just die, or is there somewhere in OS X I can go to get this thing working? :confused:

    Pls advise. I've had the machine for 5 good years now, and this is the only thing wrong with it now.

    BTW -- It's running 10.2.8 and has never run better. Except for the CD-ROM... :)

  2. Schiffi macrumors 6502a


    May 22, 2003
  3. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2003
    London, Ontario
    They usally dont just outright die, although i have seen it. Usually its a few months of grief and then sudden death.

    But you would definatly know that it was dying. I have not used a machine on 10.2.8 or really heard of any of the problems it has caused becaue ive been under a rock for the last few days but if it has stopped working since the update i would recomend reinstalling OS X.
  4. tomf87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    Kinda along the reinstall OS X lines, but just try to boot from a CD. If it works, then you can be pretty sure it's software related.

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