iMac G4 Optical Drive issue

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TrulyYuki, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. TrulyYuki macrumors 6502

    TrulyYuki

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    #1
    I attempted some research online for this issue and have fallen short of a real solution. The optical drive on the iMac randomly spits out the tray when booting up. I push it back in, and it spits it right back out. When fully booted into User, the optical drive stops reacting completely.

    Any suggestions? I feel like this issue may just be a software issue, but i've re-intalled the OS. This thing an only go as high as Tiger...
     
  2. TrulyYuki thread starter macrumors 6502

    TrulyYuki

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  3. Thermonuclear macrumors 6502

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    #3
    If a Mac detects a mouse button down condition at boot time, it will try to spit out any optical disk that might be present.

    Try booting your machine with a different mouse or no mouse at all.
     

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