DVD will not eject...
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Author:  amy [ Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:54 pm ]
Post subject:  DVD will not eject...

I have a Powerbook G4 Aluminum with the superdrive combo.

DVD/CD's will not eject. It will read them, play them, but they just will not eject.

For awhile they would come out just enough to grab them, or if you were persistent enough, continuously hitting the eject button it would come out on it's own.

Now though, it just will not budge.

I've tried ejecting several different ways...hitting the button on the keyboard, using finder, the disk utility, Itunes, the 'ol hold down the track pad while restarting..nada...

I've even tried the PMU reset.

I can't afford to get it repaired. Any ideas?


Author:  justin-pbmedic [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:34 pm ]
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There is a safety lock that blocks the slot when you put a cd in. Those were very prone to breaking in those original drives. You can try to open up the machine and see if the lock can get unstuck, but usually it requires replacing the drive which costs $100.

Author:  darcimarie [ Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:14 pm ]
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Would I replace the combo drive or the superdrive? Is there an instruction manual for the removal and installation?

Thanks again,

Author:  justin-pbmedic [ Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:32 pm ]
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You can choose if you want a combodrive or a superdrive depending on if you want to be able to burn DVDs. We have take-apart manuals on our website for free.

Author:  darcimarie [ Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:51 pm ]
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I saw the free manuals, I just wondered if maybe there was a more in depth manual for that particular repair.

The power g4 17' alluminum manual is still in progress.

Would it be the same set up if I looked at like the 15 inch manual for that repair?


Author:  justin-pbmedic [ Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:14 pm ]
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once you get the top case off it is pretty much the same as the 15". The 17" manual should get you far enough so the rest is pretty much common sense.

Author:  darcimarie [ Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:41 pm ]
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Thanks much Justin!


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