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My Power PC G4 1.42 Ghz OS 10.4.11 keeps rejecting disks

I am trying to install software in the disk drive and it's been awhile since any sort of disc was installed. Every time I insert a disk the hard drive makes noises like it's trying to read the disk and then it ejects without reading it. Is there anything I can do to fix this on my own and if so, what? Not that it's necessarily related, but the battery doesn't hold a charge so it's always plugged in.

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Open system profiler and check to see if the drive is recognized on the ATA bus. If it is you can attempt to clean it using a cleaning disc designed for this purpose.
If the drive is not recognized, then you will need to take it to a reputable repairer or, get an external drive.

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