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G5 - disks won't eject sometimes
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All_Insane
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Jun 16, 2007, 03:16 PM
 
I have a 20" G5 C2D iMac, about 4 months old. I'm worried about the SuperDrive.

Twice, I've gone to open a DVD using VLC, and the DVD appears, but when I click on it, it appears to be empty. If I try to eject the disk using the keyboard, nothing happens. When I click on it, to drag it into the garbage, the icon disappears off my desktop. However, the DVD is still in the drive. This has happened twice, with 2 different DVDs.

Also, the Superdrive is noisier than any other disk drive I've had (previously, I had a 17" G5 iMac, which bit the dust, and before that, a G3 iBook, and before that, a G3 PowerMac) and it frequently takes a while to respond, for example when I pause a video and then start it again.

Is this is a sign of a bum drive? I'm not too impressed, because my previous iMac died of a failed logic board, after less than 1.5 years.
     
peeb
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Jun 16, 2007, 03:22 PM
 
I don't think the machine you have is G5, it sounds like it is an Intel. It does sound like you have some mechanical drive problems - call Apple or take it into an Apple store.
     
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Jun 16, 2007, 04:17 PM
 
Right, Intel. Typing and listening to someone yapping leads to stupid typos.

Last Mac was a G5 PPC.
     
   
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