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    G5 disc drive

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    Unhappy G5 disc drive
    Lately I have noticed that my DVD-RW drive will only play CDs. It doesn't seem to recognize DVDs, and it will not display photos on CD or DVD. I also cannot burn CDs, or DVDs or photos any more. Is there a way to reprogram the unit? Is this easily repairable?

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    G5 disc drive
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    Could be dirty.

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    G5 disc drive

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    What would you reccommend using to clean. Do I have to remove the drive to do this?

    THX

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    G5 disc drive
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericbass View Post
    What would you reccommend using to clean. Do I have to remove the drive to do this?

    THX
    Don't have to remove it. Just open the tray, and blow some "canned" air inside. No guarantees...but cheaper than replacing the drive.

    If this doesn't work...and you've tried a bunch of different DVD's (and it still doesn't read them)...maybe time for a new drive. $29.99 from these guys:

    Samsung SH-S222 Int 22X DVD/CD 'Super-MultiDrive' DVD... $29.99 at OWC

    Good luck,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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