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OS 10.4 - HELP! iBook G3 Combo drive problem


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sleepyjohn

 
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HELP PLEASE!
I have an iBook G3 900/256.
I'll give as many clues as possible.

I can play DVDs and VCDs, but lately when I insert a blank CD it spins it, but i get no recognition such as an icon on my desktop or in a finder window. (It used to be OK). Actually I just spun one and it seemed to open iTunes automatically. Just tried again and it didn't.
THis means i can't burn onto a disk and is a big pain.

I did use a cleaning disk, with the littel brush on it, as i had had trouble opening VCDs.....it seemed to help although I didn't think much of the quality of the thing. I'm not sure that extra cleaning would make any difference as a blank CD I would have thought is simpler than a full one, but I'm giving all clues.
Another clue...I did install OSX 10.4.3 a couple of months ago....it's possible that this started then....maybe a problem there?

All systematic help would be greatly appreciated
John
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