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  • hally1147 Feb 13, 2009

    Inset DVD and G5 ejects after a short period. No error message.

  • cocknypntr Apr 15, 2009

    Ejects every CD after about 25 secs that I put in the drive after trying to read it

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Most likely, your dvd burner lens is burnt out(they make the darn things out of plastic!). Just happened on mine. you have to either replace the drive or get an external. There are do it yourself instructions on Apple's website for replacing the drive.

Not all drives are compatible...must be slot loading and I read that it has to be set to master so you can potentially boot from CD's in this drive.

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this is an indication that your the lens (laser) of your drive is weak. Its weak such that it cannot load DVD, but will load Cd because DVD is larger in size than CD.

Get a lens cleaner and use it to clean the lens. If that doesn't solve the problem, then it means its getting to the time when you need to get another drive, because Drive lens cannot be replaced once its weak, unlike DVD players.

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If either of these steps fails to eject the disc, push the drive's manual eject button with a small, blunt object like a paper clip. This button is located to the right of the CD/DVD slot as shown in Figure 1. The computer must be turned on to eject a disc in this manner.


ht3007_1.gifFigure 1 Manual eject button

Once the disc is ejected, it extends just beyond its center hole so you can remove it from the drive. If the disc fails to eject, while holding in the paper clip, use another CD to gently push against the inserted CD. This gentle pressure may help to release the inserted CD.

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