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Cd Drive in Mac iBook 4 is malfunctioning. Disc will not mount.

Cd Drive in Mac iBook 4 is malfunctioning. Will not mount disc.When the disc is inserted it makes a short sound and spits the disc out.

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Shut the machine down. Find the original CD or a retail OS X installation DVD. Start the machine up and immediately hold down the option key. You will see a icon of your hard drive. Now insert the CD or DVD. If it immediately spits out, your optical drive needs replacement. If it does not, click on the U-shaped arrow button to rescan the drives. If the CD/DVD does not show up, your optical drive needs replacement. If it does, choose it and boot from it. If this actually works, you may have a software problem -- this is low probability, but possible.
Keep in mind that the CD and DVD read heads are separate. If one of those is malfunctioning, your drive will accept CDs but not DVDs, or vice versa. If you see this behavior, your optical drive needs replacement.

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I have a cd stuck in my laptop computer. It's a iBook G4. The cd tray doesn't come out. there is a mechanism that helps to push the cd out. I dont know the best way to get it out. Please help!! E


Option 1:
If you restart the computer and just after it restarts if you hold down the eject key on the keyboard it should eject the disc, if not I would check to see if there is a tiny hole on the disc drive that you can stick a paper clip in - not sure if the ibook will have it but worth while checking.

Option 2:
1. Restart the computer.
2. Immediately after the startup sound, press and hold the key
combination Command-Option-O-F.
Note: The Command key has the Apple icon on it.
3. Release the keys when you see a white screen that says "Welcome to
Open Firmware."
4. At the prompt, type: eject cd
5. Press Return, then wait a few seconds. The disc drive should eject any disc that is present, and "ok" appears behind your command when the
action is complete.
6. Type: mac-boot
7. Press Return.

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My ibook (G3 700 two USB) stars but the screen continues to be dark I willl like restart, without any problema about data


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Check for a failing hard drive


Trying booting from the Mac OS X install disc.

insert the Mac OS X install disc.

press the start button, while holding down the "C" key on the keyboard


Once you are running from the disc. go to Disk Utilities select the hard drive click the "repair permissions" button at the bottom.


If you get any red errors listed or it doesn't seem to finish repairing the permissions you have a failing hard drive and it will need to be replaced.

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Having removed a cd screen is blank and seems as though a cd is still running a question mark is flashing


The flashing question mark, indicates that the system cannot see the operating system.
Check for a failing hard drive
Trying booting from the Mac OS X install disc. insert the Mac OS X install disc. press the start button, while holding down the "C" key on the keyboard
Once you are running from the disc. go to Disk Utilities select the hard drive click the "repair permissions" button at the bottom.
If you get any red errors listed or it doesn't seem to finish repairing the permissions you have a failing hard drive and it will need to be replaced.
If this process finishes without any issues you will have to reinstall your operating system.

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How do i boot apple ibook laptop from cd


Insert the disc (I know, duh), restart/start while holding down the "C" key.

I know this is an old question, and I hope you've already found your answer, but perhaps this will help someone.

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I was trying to install Mac OS X 10.3 on my G3 iBook, it did not work, and now neither does the iBook.


It sounds like you have a hardware issue of some sort - likely a bad hard drive, due to age. I would suggest taking the laptop to a repair shop (don't bother with the Apple Store, they'll tell you to buy a new laptop or just turn you away). Best of luck!

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Dvd stuck in ibook g4 disc drive


Here's possibility 1: from the apple forums" We had a repair come in at work with excactly the same issue, I managed to correct the issue by correcting the CD-Drive connection to the logic board, the customer had a very VERY big smile on his face once I had fixed. I felt so happy after this repair, unfortunatly, it earned our AASP no money tho. But it made me happy to see a smile I caused.
Possibility 2: firmware command:To eject a disc with Open Firmware commands, follow these steps:
1. Restart the computer .
2. Immediately after the startup sound, press and hold the key
combination Command-Option-O-F.
Note: The Command key has the Apple icon on it.
3. Release the keys when you see a white screen that says "Welcome to
Open Firmware."
4. At the prompt, type: eject cd
5. Press Return, then wait a few seconds. The disc drive should eject
any disc that is present, and "ok" appears behind your command when the
action is complete.
6. Type: mac-boot
7. Press Return.

Possiblity 3

If you can't get the CD to eject normally, reboot and hold the Option key. You'll see a startup drive select window. When the cursor changes to an arrow, (be patient, it may take a minute or two) then press your eject key, the CD will eject. You can also try holding the mouse/trackpad button down during a restart.

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If you can only get the disk in that short way, I think you have another disk or item already inserted. Press the key that looks like a triangle above a parallel line while the computer is turned on. Also, check your desktop for an icon that looks like a cd disc. If you find one, drag it to your trash can. This will eject a **** if one is inserted.

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It appears that your system is corrupted or the hard drive is damaged. Try re-installing the system software from the CD by holding down the C key during start up. Then run Disc Utilities to check the hard drive.

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You may have a RAM problem.One of the most serious problems that can afflict your Mac is "bad memory" -- the common term for a defective RAM chip.
Apple provides Apple Hardware Test with every new Mac -- it's either on the Mac OS X Install/Restore disc, or on a separate Hardware Test disc.

Here are the instruction on how to run the Apple Hardware Test CD:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TA25668?viewlocale=en_US

copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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Use Disk Utility to create a "CD/DVD master" disk image file.
Depending on the copy protection resident on the actual disk, this may or may not succeed. Some commercial disks have deliberate bad sectors which prevent you from making disk images of them.
If successful, then double clicking the .cdr image file will mount the disk to the desktop as if there was a CD resident.
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