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    G5 CD - Rom Issues

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    G5 CD - Rom Issues
    I have a G5 2.3 dual \ 6 gb ram \ 2 TB HD \ Tiger 10.4.3. and it seems the more i use the CD-RW to listen to music or record my CD-RW starts to act strange. Sometimes when I hit the eject button on the keyboard it opens and sometimes it dosent. Other times I hit the eject key and it opens real quicky and closes before I can get the CD out, then when i press the eject key again, then it opens and stays open long enough to get the CD out.

    I swapped out the drive twice with other CD-RW drives that came out of other G5's and they all do the same thing. Whats up with that ???!!!

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    G5 CD - Rom Issues
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertmac View Post

    I swapped out the drive twice with other CD-RW drives that came out of other G5's and they all do the same thing. Whats up with that ???!!!
    All of these drives you mention are at least 5-6 years old (possibly older)...and if they've seen lots & lots of use they may simply be wearing out. CD/DVD drives & hard drives are highly mechanical devices (lots of moving parts)...so are very prone to wear.

    If you really want to resolve this...purchasing a brand new CD/DVD drive is probably the best solution. For just $32.99 from these guys:

    LG GH22LP21 Internal DVD/CD 'Super-MultiDrive' DVD... in stock at OWC

    ...you would be good to go...and this drive would probably be an upgrade as well.

    HTH,

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