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IMAC superdrive does not recognize disks

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Phil Lederer, Dec 7, 2003.

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  1. Phil Lederer

    Phil Lederer Guest

    I have a g4 800mhz imac with a Pioneer 104 superdrive installed.
    Suddenly the drive will not recognize and mount cd disks of any
    kind-cdrs, data cd, dvds. It clicks a little, and after about 30 secs
    spits the disks out. Similarly when I try to burn using Toast, it does
    not recognize the blank cd inserted. I do not hear the worling sound
    of the cd spinning, just some clicks. When I put a disk in, it
    appears to have moved a bit when it comes out.

    Because of the complexity of the drive assembly into the imac it is
    hard to remove.I am not sure if I could remove it I could test it on
    another machine. It is also hard for me to see if the laser is
    lighting.

    I have tried a bit of compressed air, and a radio shack cd cleaning
    cd. That cd did not mount and thus I do not think it did anything.

    Is there anything to be done except replace the drive.
    If I must replace, can I swap in a new Pioneer dvr 106?

    Many thanks in advance,
    Phil
     
  2. Dbowey

    Dbowey Guest

    lederer asked:
    Yes. Reinstall the Extensions.

    Don
     
  3. Phil Lederer

    Phil Lederer Guest

    I am running system 10. Are there extensions?

    P
     
  4. Phil Lederer

    Phil Lederer Guest

    xx
     
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