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IMac G5 accepts CD's but not DVD's
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The light from DVD laser has a smaller wavelength (640 nanometers) than the light from the laser in a CD (780 nanometers)
A DVD/CD player has different laser beams. So if one is damage, the other can still function. In your case, the DVD laser beam/lens is probably damaged. It is hard to repair the problem and DVD reader/writers are cheap these days that it is better to get a new than to repair your old one.
Posted on May 12, 2009
If its making noises that you havent heard before and you can't get it to read any cds your putting in there then the drive is definitely bad and needs to be replaced.
Posted on May 21, 2009
I ran into the same problem and found a program on www.download.com Type dvd repair, this program will fix most issues and worth saving on a flash drive, or hard drive for future repairs.
Posted on Jun 21, 2012
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Tips for a great answer:
If you're trying to eject a CD or DVD:
Choose Apple menu > Log Out, and then log in again. Try to eject the disc again.
If you still can't eject the CD or DVD, choose Apple menu > Restart. While your computer restarts, hold down the mouse button or trackpad button until the disc is ejected.
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