New G5 1.6 *ROM Door freaking out ..

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by pinkeye00, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. pinkeye00 macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2004
    I purchased a new G5 1.6ghz two days ago, with a few bonus upgrades done by hand - SATA 160gb drive, more ram.. ya ya good for me.

    ANYWAYS. The new G5 is ex'biting some strange behavior I have seen in other G5s in the Buffalo Apple Store do the same thing, but I want to make sure its legitimate bioch before I go and complain to the Mac Gz-uh-z-this at the Mac Bar.

    When I click the Eject button my my keyboard, the damn drive tray gets caught in the flip down door on the front of the case. I have to stick my finger down there and basically push down the door on the front of the bay to get the track to come out.

    Considering, that this is a *new* computer, this could severly cut down the life of my DVDRW, because of motor stress issues on the tray. I'm THAT anal, and I invested a bunch of money .. because I know it'll be around a while.

    Anyone know if this is a known problem with other G5s and if I should simple go back and burn the place down? (btw, over-exaguration. I love the guys there)
  2. PowerMacMan macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    Get it fixed, I'm just as anal about stuff like that. If something doesn't do exactly what it is meant to do or better, then it is a peice of crap... No not your computer just that drive door bay... Call up Apple and tell 'em the story, or wherever you got it from. I've never heard this kinda problem and I read about Macs 60% of the day, everyday (God give me a life)... :(
  3. pinkeye00 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2004
    No, I hear you. It was my intention to do so. Its only about a 10% issue, and was wondering if a little soft touch on the hindges would fix the problem. BTW, 1.6ghz onsale after Tuesday's release of the new line + academic discount - $1399.


    Either way, I'll talk to the guys tomorrow afternoon. I think that Apple keeps increasing the size of the computer to hinder return repairs. Sucker weights a ton!

  4. pinkeye00 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2004
    Problem solved. I spoke with "George" from the Apple Store in Buffalo, last night. Basically its a seating problem of the DVDRW in the case. I had to remove it, then place it back in the case with pressure downwards.

    "George"'s comment, was basically its a common problem and that manufacturing testing is the issue... meaning lack of, on the drive execution.

    So, basic resolution is the remove the drove, take your fingers and push the drive door DOWN while inserting your fingers on top through the front of the case, pushing it down... while putting pressure as you place it in from the side. This will assure a lower profile and the problem of eject is resolved.

    Ya, I'm anal *on porn is on my mind*, but when you buy a mac.. it just becomes a "mac" thang.

    - john
  5. Jo-Kun macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2003
    I had the same problem with my Dual1.8

    I did take out the drive and put it back in the moment it occured, problem solved...

    this things shouldn't be happening... put on my old Ti-Book I had to set pressure on the case when I wanted soms cd's to get out of the slot...

    she was quite 'tight' to stay in the porn talk :p

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