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    kode9
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    Angry CD drive problem with my powerbook.
    I recently brought a G3 powerbook (secondhand), but today my CD drive stopped working, which means i can't install any software. Has anyone experienced a similar problem with their powerbook & if so how did you fix it?

    When i put a disk in nothing happens, the disk doesn't seem to spin.... Do you think its a case of going out & buying a new one or can someone give me a link to a site that deals with mac powerbooks/hardware....

    Any comments will be greatly appreciated because i havn't got a clue what to do about this.

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    ....g3?????!!!?!?!?!?!?!?
    ...bought!?!?!?1
    ...recently?!!??!?!?!?1?!?1?!
    ...i dont know!"?!!?1/!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac dude
    ....g3?????!!!?!?!?!?!?!?
    ...bought!?!?!?1
    ...recently?!!??!?!?!?1?!?1?!
    ...i dont know!"?!!?1/!!
    Come on Mac dude, just ask for a description of the G3.

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    Soren
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    kode9, You should call Apple at their 800 number and they will have you send your Mac in so they can repair it.

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    if its spinning, then i would call apple. but if its completely dead, you might want to make sure its completely plugged into the board. sometimes if a laptop gets dropped or heavily jossled, it could come loose

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    Reseating boards and connectors really helps in most cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rman
    Reseating boards and connectors really helps in most cases.
    This is waht I find it the frist thing most hardware support engineer do.

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    kode9
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    Quote Originally Posted by rman
    Reseating boards and connectors really helps in most cases.
    How do you this rman? I'm a complete noob with macs & only brought this laptop so that i can try & learn a bit about macs. But since i've had its been nothing but trouble.

    Thanks to all those who responded... especially mac dude whos comments were...... ummm!! very helpful!

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    Why, your welcome

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