Computer not accepting DVDs

Discussion in 'Apple' started by macman, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. macman

    macman Guest


    I have a Late June 2005 Power Mac G5 with a superdrive, and whenever I
    put DVDs in the tray, it attempts to read the DVD and after a few
    minutes, it spits out the disk... will re-installing OS X fix this
    problem or is it a hardware issue?

    macman, Feb 29, 2008
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    Király Guest

    It's likely a hardware issue. Have you tried cleaning the lens?
    Király, Feb 29, 2008
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    paintedjazz Guest

    On a similar issue with an iMac G4, how does one clean the lens?
    paintedjazz, Feb 29, 2008
  4. macman

    macman Guest

    Hey all, thanks for the help! I ended up trying multiple things:
    Put bad drive with known good ATA cable from computer and it didn't
    work - got rid of suspicion of bad cable
    Put known good drive and good ATA cable and the drive worked - got rid
    of logic board issue suspicion

    So now Apple will replace the drive, yay AppleCare!

    Thanks again everyone!
    - Greg
    macman, Mar 2, 2008
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    Király Guest

    Lens cleaning kit. $10 from your local radio shack. It's a CD with a
    pair of brushes underneath.
    Király, Mar 2, 2008
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