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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Get the gray OS discs specific for the PowerBook. Your iBook gray discs won't work. You can also install the OS by getting a black label retail version disc of whatever cat you like- Panther or Tiger. If the software installs, but you hear noises or get the spinning beach ball of death, then the hard drive is fu.k.d up. You then have to open up the computer and install a new hard drive and re-install the OS. Good luck old chap. Cheers.
I would try pressing f2 or f8 when first boots up, then change bios settings from first bootup device as cd rom drive, then hard disc as second drive, then place windows disc or recovery disc in pc, then reboot. and reinstall your software.
Sounds like it is not closing properly so the computer just opens it again ? if it is of the detachable type ( small release tag under computer marked with a closed or open lock icon next to release lever ) take out the drive with the door open it possible , check inside for any obstruction ( favorite place for children's random M&Ms ) if none visible check that the disk holder is below the carrige by using a small ruler place acroos the slide and see if the edges of the disc protrude above if not and you have found no foreign bodies in the drive replace the player into the machine .( I have found that occasionaly during manufacture the cariges are set a little high and as they wear they settle and they then catch on the center spindle ,gently easing the disc spindle holder down usually cures the problem .) There is I am afraid also a software glitch that causes this problem so if you have no joy with the first fix try uninstalling the drive from the Device manager and reinstalling on boot up . you do this by clicking on control panel .. then ... Device manager .. disk drives double click and the drives will appear select dvd and right click then uninstall .. for XP just go Control panel system device manager etc : reeboot and the computer will re install the DVD and hopefully clear the glitch .. hope this is of help to you Regards Vortash
Time to completely erase the hard drive.Start up from your install CD with latest version that will run on this Blue and White.. Don't expect to save any existing files. Just do a complete erase and reinstall via disk utilitly and then your os disc... let me know how it goes..
If your computer rejects the Mac OS X Installation DVD, it means that
there's a good chance that your Mac doesn't have an Apple internal DVD
drive or an Apple SuperDrive, you'll need Mac OS X 10.4 Install CDs.
If your mac is unable to read the CD or ejects it also, there's something wrong with your DVD\CD drive.
You might want to try loading the DVD on a second computer that is connected with a fire wire to the first computer.