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    Problem with the disc drive on my G4
    I was updating my itunes catalogue, and inserted an old 3" CD with a plastic adaptor. I've used these before without any problems, but this time the drive started making a weird noise, so I pressed the eject button and as the plastic rim of the adaptor came out, I grabbed it and pulled it out.

    Now, the drive does not accept any physical disc I have tried to insert into the drive.

    Anything I can do?

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    Sounds like it died. >_>" Time to buy a replacement.

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    A new mac? Or a new drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strunz View Post
    A new mac? Or a new drive?
    The drive you silly. ^-^" New mac too sure, why not?

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    Replacing that drive is a lot less expensive obviously. And really if you have patience, check out Ifixit.com for illustrated guides on how to do it yourself.

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