PB G4 1.33Ghz with dead ? CD/DVD drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dwl017, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. dwl017 macrumors 6502a

    dwl017

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    I have tried every trick in the book, every command etc. but the drive will not accept a CD, No there is not a CD already in the drive. The machine does see the drive under system profiler - disc burning option.

    I have tried every thing :( all the tricks buttons etc.. firmware boot - itunes etc. mouse left click etc. etc..

    Any ideas ? is it just plain old dead ?
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

    Reflow

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    I would say it's a dead drive. The lasers do go bad all the time.
     
  3. Ugg macrumors 68000

    Ugg

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    My 12" PB 1.5 optical drive went bad after 18 months.
     
  4. dwl017 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dwl017

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    Yeah I think its dead, I wonder if I can replace it my self ? I installed ram in my Mini so it cant be any worst then trying to open a Mac Mini :eek:
     
  5. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816

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    Probably not.. A few more screws though. There are some good guides on iFixit.com.
     

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