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iBook - Weird Superdrive Problems


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Hi everyone, I have a 14" ibook from late 2005.

Its 1.4ghz, 1GB memory, 100GB HDD, Airport and Bluetooth

When i put a cd or dvd into the superdrive it goes in as normal, but starts to load and just makes a weird bleeping noise, makes the noise 5 or so times then ejects the disk.

Any suggestions would be greatly appretiated.

Thanks in advance.
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Is this with every disk? If not, you're disk might be scratched or not burned properly(if it is a burned disk).



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No, this is with every disk
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I'm sure you were hoping not to hear this, but it sounds like a mechanical failure to me. Fortunately, you can easily replace the drive yourself. Other World Computing has replacement Superdrives at decent prices.
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I suspected as much, just wanted to check before I installed a new drive.

One last question, I have heard that OS X 10.4.8 Has had alot of superdrive issues and I read this post from a guy who had install 10.4.8 on both his and his wifes ibooks, and both superdrives broke?

Is there a way of rolling back the OS to 10.4.2? Without the DVD drive?

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