My Superdrive is screwed, isn't it?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Jethryn Freyman, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Seen it dozens of times on other Macs, it churns for a bit, then spits it out. DVD-R, DVD+R, blank or not, CD-R, blank or not, Leopard installer DVD...

    It's a Pioneer drive in my G5, the original as far as I can tell, for the past six months or so I've had its' power supply splitter with a splitter cable for to provide the extra power needed for my GPU. Optical drive still worked fine after that.

    Anyways, the only disc it *did* recognise was once of those bristled laser head cleaning ones, it shows up as an Audio CD, DVD Player said it couldn't detect readable media, VLC gets stuck on track 8 out of the 9, 8 being the cleaning track. No errors showed up before that, and the first track, which were the audio instructions, played in VLC fine. Using Sound Studio, opening with any of the .aiff files on the disc gives a "x.aiff" cannot be opened error.

    Code:
    3/03/13 10:56:26 AM kernel Debug SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, SENSE_KEY = 0x03, ASC = 0x11, ASCQ = 0x06 
    3/03/13 10:56:26 AM kernel Debug SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, SENSE_KEY = 0x03, ASC = 0x11, ASCQ = 0x06 
    3/03/13 10:56:33 AM kernel Debug SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, SENSE_KEY = 0x03, ASC = 0x11, ASCQ = 0x06 
    3/03/13 10:56:33 AM kernel Debug SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, SENSE_KEY = 0x03, ASC = 0x11, ASCQ = 0x06
    3/03/13 10:56:40 AM kernel Debug SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, SENSE_KEY = 0x03, ASC = 0x11, ASCQ = 0x06 
    3/03/13 10:56:40 AM kernel Debug SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, SENSE_KEY = 0x03, ASC = 0x11, ASCQ = 0x06 
    3/03/13 10:56:47 AM kernel Debug SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, SENSE_KEY = 0x03, ASC = 0x11, ASCQ = 0x06 
    3/03/13 10:56:47 AM kernel Debug SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed, SENSE_KEY = 0x03, ASC = 0x11, ASCQ = 0x06 
    3/03/13 10:56:26 AM [0x0-0x83083].org.videolan.vlc[1000] Notice [0x16c5c784] cdda access error: could not read block 80850 
    3/03/13 10:56:26 AM [0x0-0x83083].org.videolan.vlc[1000] Notice [0x16c5c784] cdda access error: cannot read sector 80850 
    3/03/13 10:56:40 AM [0x0-0x83083].org.videolan.vlc[1000] Notice [0x16c5c784] cdda access error: could not read block 80851 
    3/03/13 10:56:40 AM [0x0-0x83083].org.videolan.vlc[1000] Notice [0x16c5c784] cdda access error: cannot read sector 80851 
    3/03/13 10:56:54 AM [0x0-0x83083].org.videolan.vlc[1000] Notice [0x16c5c784] cdda access error: could not read block 80852 
    3/03/13 10:56:54 AM [0x0-0x83083].org.videolan.vlc[1000] Notice [0x16c5c784] cdda access error: cannot read sector 80852
    ^ all of that repeated in blocks, stuck on track 8 at 15 minutes and 51 seconds.
    When quitting VLC:
    3/03/13 11:49:47 AM kernel Debug disk5: I/O error. 
     
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  3. Jethryn Freyman thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Looks like it's time for an external drive. TO THE SHOPS GO FORTH
     
  4. g4manimac macrumors 6502

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    External drives perform great and I would without a doubt make SURE you get one with a good warranty I just bought a cheapo on ebay and it was awesome for about 10 times then it quit reading I spent $10 to send it back and they said we tested your item and we can send u the same one back or refund your money so I would buy local at best buy or something....Sorry had to vent that!
     
  5. Jethryn Freyman thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Yeah Officeworks just a few mintues' drive away has CD/DVD dual layer burners, USB 2 external, for $29, since my iMac has also died and since optical drives seem to be dying out as do old optical drives themselves, since that's just the nature of mechanical components, it's a decent involvement.

    I'll do a write up on any experiences I have, I'm thinking of going for an external drive, getting another 5x USB 2.0 PCI card, and using the Ultra ATA/100 interface that the interal superdrive had for a small SSD.
     
  6. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    Why not just buy another inernal from eBay..Apple used IDE all the way until 2008. I got one earlier this year for $7
     
  7. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Agreed. Got a replacement drive for my Power Mac for $2 from a university.
     
  8. Jethryn Freyman thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I might, but since I've got another Mac with a dead drive and the rest of my extended family hound me to burn stuff for them, it might be nice to have a portable one to send around.

    That said, good idea guys, I'll look around. I checked OWC a while ago, brand new drives were going for about $40, I'll see what I can eBay up though :)
     
  9. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    I'd probably do both, the internal to replace the broken one. The external to give to folks to save wear and tear on the "new" internal
     
  10. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    Pioneer DVD-RWs are going for a lot less than $40. I bought a refurb 4 or 5 yrs ago for a Sawtooth 1 Ghz just over $20.
     
  11. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Perhaps it's a regional thing- he's in Australia?
     

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