eMac DVD issues?

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  1. macintoshman97 macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to upgrade my eMac G4 (1GHz Processor & 1 gig RAM) to OS X 10.5 Leopard. I have a DVD with the installation software on it. I put it in the DVD & CD reading drive and the eMac spits it out within 30 seconds? I am very confused and don't know if this has happened to anyone before? Advise?:confused:
     
  2. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

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    try cleaning the disk, also do you have another mac to try the disk on
     
  3. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    if cleaning both the disc and the drive doesn't bring a result ,does the combo drive read's other dvd's ok?
     
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    also is it the original drive, cus my g4 won't boot from the drive i put in it
     
  5. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    ah :eek: i forgot one thing if the drive was changed in the past at one point , the superdrive is set to slave to be able to boot , but the cdrw drive is set to master to boot , so maybe the combo drive needs to be jumpered different in order to boot, just a thought

    i found that on my eMac the superdrive was set to master and it did not boot at all , played everything else fine even did write everything , but was unable to boot ,but after jumpering to slave heureka it was booting , its only awkward to change jumpers on the emac as you need to take apart the whole eMac to get to the drive


    here a link that might bring light in the tunnel
    especially the last bit
    http://www.wilko.com/emac/
     
  6. macintoshman97 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for responding,:)
    Ya I can play DVD movies I just can't seem to get the DVD with a program loaded on it to run. The disk is brand new it's a Sony DVD + R DL burnable disk (just bought today), I am very confused not even a plain disk with nothing on it will stay in, but CD's and DVD movies will!?!:confused:
     
  7. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

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    are you trying to burn a dvd dl, because if you are trying to burn a dvd dl your drive probably won't support it
     
  8. macintoshman97 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I am not trying to burn a DVD with my eMac, I am just trying to download a file FROM a DVD Burned by a MacBook Pro. The eMac just opens the drive and the disc won't stay in.
     
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    i assume a illegal copy not downloaded proper or not burned proper ;)
    as he stated earlier he can play movie dvd's ,so there seems to be nothing wrong with the eMacs drive
     
  11. macintoshman97 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks for the help!
    I guess i'll have to just return the burnable disks.
     

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