Strange optical drive problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by stampedeadam, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. stampedeadam macrumors newbie

    stampedeadam

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    Hi guys, so, the superdrive in my G5 (I'm a poet and I didn't know it lol)... it works fine, it burns DVDs etc no problem BUT... every time I turn on the computer it ejects the tray? When OSX loads I can press the eject button/F12 to put it back in

    So what's up with that? Anyone got any ideas?
     
  2. Eriamjh1138@DAN macrumors 6502

    Eriamjh1138@DAN

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    Tray eject upon boot can be triggered by holding the mouse button down.

    Boot without a mouse connected. What happens?

    Could not being able to recalibrate be related?
     
  3. stampedeadam thread starter macrumors newbie

    stampedeadam

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    Well... it would seem that the drive itself is faulty. I've put the SONY one in from the other machine and it doesn't do this

    That's a strange thing to go wrong isn't it!
     
  4. Eriamjh1138@DAN macrumors 6502

    Eriamjh1138@DAN

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    I've been computing for a long time and I cannot remember ever hearing that a failing CD/DVD wold eject upon power up with a problem, but I am glad you found the problem.

    Come to think of it, my 1.8GHz G5 has trouble mounting recorded DVDs. I think it, too, is failing.
     
  5. stampedeadam thread starter macrumors newbie

    stampedeadam

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    Best thing about powermac parts is that they are sooo cheap. Heck, it's almost as cheap to just buy an entire new powermac.
     
  6. Eriamjh1138@DAN macrumors 6502

    Eriamjh1138@DAN

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    Yeah, but the shipping just kills most deals!
     

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