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Drive Tray Problems

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I am having a problem with my drive tray. The problem being that it will not extend. I sounds like it wants to extend, but doesn't. Any advice would be wonderful.

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  • pillgrim Dec 21, 2007

    It is a 1Ghz processor. I recently installed some RAM in the user accessible slot, but there was no disk in the drive. As far as a loose cable, I don't know. Is it possible a cable came loose when I installed the RAM? Is this a common problem?

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Has this machine been transported of moved with a disc in the drive? Some models of the G4 flat panel imac, have a slot above the drive where a wireless card maybe installed. Is there a possible loose cable in the path? If you can power it down and Let me know the processor speed ( which is specified on the bottom of the machine -in Ghz or Mhz ) I can better help you.

Keep me posted.

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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    Keith Seekwhensir Dec 21, 2007

    No, though i have seen the drives fail due to the machine being abled to properly calibrate the the laser. Was the drive working fine before the ram install? And so I can correct myself. The G4 flat panel Imac has the wireless slot across from the user installable ram slot. The emac, not the imac, has the wireless card slot above the drive bay door....so that eliminates that chance. About how far does it eject? And when you installed the memory in the computer, in what position was the machine at rest? When the tray is ejected to it fullest that it can, i would give a slight tug outward, it may be possible for the lubricant on the eject gears to have "stuck". This particular all in one model is very compact in its dome shape, but the optical drive is still very modular, so there is no way of any cables or what not to actually impede. Also try pulling down the white door fully, if the tension on that has changed, it may inhibit the tray from fully opening.

    Keep me posted.

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