iBook 466mhz DVD-ROM issues

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ldefoe, May 9, 2017.

  1. ldefoe macrumors newbie

    ldefoe

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    im having some issues with my DVD ROM, maybe I need to reset some setting or something. I have the iBook G3 SE with a DVD ROM drive. I just bought it on eBay and I've used CD's in it and everything is good. All audio CDs and CD ROMs work fine. Yesterday I tried to use a DVD but it kept spinning up and then stopping. I tried an audio CD and it worked fine. I tried a Mac CD ROM and it worked fine. I tried a Windows CD ROM and it did the same thing as the DVD which was odd to me because I had put it in earlier and it loaded up fine. What is going on here?
     
  2. QSDP-User macrumors regular

    QSDP-User

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    What does the iBook's System Profiler list the optical drive as?

    Did every DVD that you tried in that iBook just spin then stop?

    Also, if an optical disk (CD-ROM or DVD) mounted one time then didn't the next, it could be a dirty reading lens (or maybe a dirty disk).
     
  3. ldefoe thread starter macrumors newbie

    ldefoe

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    Yeah I just tried my DVD cleaner disk and it loaded so I'll try cleaning it and maybe that'll fix my issue. I'll try other DVDs too but the one I used was pretty clean.
     

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  4. gooser macrumors 6502

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    like the other guy says, what does the system profiler have to say about the optical drive?
     

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