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iMac G5 Superdrive problem


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Hi,

Sorry, I don't have an advice, but a superdrive problem,too. Bought an iMac g5 brand new two years ago, had to change the superdrive (it's a matshita, not a pioneer) exactly a year ago, got a new superdrive (also matshita) that is again failing. Burns an audio CD when ever it pleases, got most of the time 'medium error, the peripherial power calibration area error (0x8002006D) or (burn failed - write error) (0x8002006E).
My old DVDs don't play, ejected.
My burned CDs show empty on the screen.

ON the other hand, CDs and DVDs done by music and movie industry work just fine.

Now, I am being told by Apple tech support that it happens! and that the superdrive is slowly dying. Are the 'super' superdrive designed to last a few months only?
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Hi,

I have this problem with my superdrive (matshita, not pioneer). Bought an iMac g5 brand new two years ago, had to change the superdrive exactly a year ago, got a new superdrive that is again failing. Burns an audio CD when ever it pleases, got most of the time 'medium error, the peripherial power calibration area error (0x8002006D) or (burn failed - write error) (0x8002006E).
My old DVDs don't play, ejected.
My burned CDs show empty on the screen.

On the other hand, CDs and DVDs done by music and movie industry work just fine.

Now, I am being told by Apple tech support that it happens! and that the superdrive is slowly dying. Are the 'super' superdrive designed to last a few months only?
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Hi, I have the same problem. I am planning to replace it by OWC's optical drive.
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Hi, I have the same problem. I am planning to replace it by OWC's optical drive.
Hi,

What is OWC' optical drive?
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This is what I am thinking about...

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other...ng/MG5SL8XDLK/
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