iMac 17"G4 drive funky. Fix or Replace options?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by vtimagemaker, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. vtimagemaker macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2008
    I recently upgraded to a new iMac 20" 2.4 with 4gigs of ram. Sweet! Now I have to unload my old iMac, but need to fix the CD/DVD drive (not a super drive) first. It doesn't reliably open disks.

    Are disk cleaning systems really worth it?
    Should I open it up and have a go at cleaning the drive lasers myself?
    Should I buy a used/third party drive and replace it? (where to find?)

  2. forgottensoft macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2007
    Vermont, USA
    It can be a little tricky to get into those iMacs. I would suggest tying the cleaning systems. I have had luck with them berfore
  3. takeabyteoutta macrumors 6502

    Jan 31, 2008
    Take it to a professional to clean or consider buying a new superdrive and putting it in there. They're not very expensive.

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