imac g5 hot hot cd's


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 13, 2005
Haven't used cds/dvds too much but when I do they're really hot when they're ejected. This happens after just playing one cd, say around 8 songs. It doesn't seem like this should be normal and I'm just wondering about contacting support. Anyone else have hot cds?
Also - the internal drive has been beeping when I put in a cd - random short beeps.

Demon Hunter

macrumors 68020
Mar 30, 2004
The random short beeps are normal... if they're soft... I hear 'em all the time.

Could you give a measure of how hot the CDs are? It's perfectly normal for a CD to be slightly warm in a slot-load drive, especially in a confined space like the iMac. If it's hot like paper coming out of a Xerox machine, then maybe you have an issue.

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
Adelaide, Australia
Also, they'll be pretty warm if the iMac is working hard whilst they're in there, obviously. I wouldn't worry about it too much, but quantify how hot they get first. :)


macrumors newbie
May 14, 2005
Lyon , France
Yes , they're pretty hot when they exit :)
I wonder if that's why certain CDs are complete ba****rds and refuse to exit straight away ? After i've swiched off the imac and alllowed it to cool , they exit during " bootup "
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