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macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 12, 2018
Ive got quite a bad situation here. I recently got a 400mhz iMac G3 with slot loading DVD drive (the late 1999 grape model) and the DVD started to play just fine without issue, but when I tried to eject the disc, I heard the whirring sound but nothing happened and the disc began to play again... after a few more times it stopped detecting a disc at all. What should I do to get it out, this drive wont even try to spit it out. I know G3 slot loaders always had weak drives but I've never heard of it being this bad.
Posting this from the iMac itself with IE11 User agent.
(someone want to send me the Iceweasel download link again?)


macrumors 6502
Feb 11, 2017
Malaga, Spain
The rubber belt of the drive worn out finally I guess. This would explain that it worked at first. You have to extract the drive (not that hard) and open it (more challenging), replace the rubber belt.
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