iBook CD/DVD drive issue..

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by stiligFox, May 9, 2009.

  1. stiligFox macrumors 65816

    stiligFox

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    I've a serious problem...
    I just purchased a second hand iBook G4 w/ a 800mhz processor, and everything works fine, except the cd drive doesn't work. Apparently there is a disk inside. When the mac boots, the disk spins, but won't eject.

    Here's what I've tried:
    Hold down mouse button on startup
    Reset PMU and PRAM
    type <eject cd> in open firmware -- says "can't OPEN the EJECT device"
    System Profiler doesn't see the drive, not does DVD player, or Disk Utility.

    When I wake the make from sleep, it sometimes spins the drive too, but no way of ejecting the CD... Any ideas? :confused:
     
  2. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

    UngratefulNinja

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    Did you hit F12? I can't figure out if you're saying you did that AND the above, so excuse the obvious!
     
  3. stiligFox thread starter macrumors 65816

    stiligFox

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    Do you mean in OSX? Yeah, I did... It's almost like the Mac doesn't know there is a drive there, except for the fact that I know that there is power to it, since it spins...

    Thanks for the help!
     
  4. stiligFox thread starter macrumors 65816

    stiligFox

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    I figured out my problem

    I figured out my problem: I lifted up the keyboard, removed the RAM sheild, and underneath I found a orange cable that is the CD Drive cable... It turns out it was only halfway pluged in! I pushed it down all the way, and now it works completely :)
     

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