Powerbook G4 rejects/ejects all blank CDs

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jebbie8, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. jebbie8 macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2006
    I had a good-running Powerbook G4 for several years until -- seemingly out of nowhere -- it started rejecting all new, blank CDs (DVDs as well). It still reads disks with data on them, but after a couple of seconds, ejects blank ones. I'm running OS 10.3.9 and do all the software updating.

    I've tried re-starting, while holding the option key down, and some other things I picked up on the Internet, but to no avail. Anybody encounter this and know how to fix it? Thanks!
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I'd start by resetting the PMU in order to restore some of the optical drive's default settings. :)
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Last client I had that complained of this - did all the upgrades, software etc. Turned out the iBook G3 drive wasn't a writer at all, it was a DVD-ROM drive. Doh!


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