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    iMac G5 is there a optical drive hardware test?

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    iMac G5 is there a optical drive hardware test?
    Is there a way to test my optical drive on my G5 to see if it is operating correctly?

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    iMac G5 is there a optical drive hardware test?
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    erm.... put a disk in it

    but seriously, a can of air duster or cleaner cd might help

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    iMac G5 is there a optical drive hardware test?
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    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    iMacs having slot loading optical drives have a high failure rate when compared to tray loaders in desktops like the Mac Pro and PowerMac. You might try to boot from Apple Hardware Test on the original system discs.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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