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  • dksoutha Jan 15, 2008

    I have the same problem: drive opens and closes fine, and Profiler sees the Hitachi drive. When I insert a disk of any kind no spinning sounds come from the drive, with the dick getting spit out after 5-10 seconds. I put in another drive and have the same symptoms. Odd, and not encouraging.




    Derek


    Powermac G5 2ghz, 3gigs RAM, Leopard.

  • DanAshley Feb 24, 2008

    PowerMac g5 Desktop, 1.6ghz, 1.256g RAM, original HD, CD/DVD drive, etc. Panther 10.3.9 is the OS.

    The "About My Mac" (aka Profiler) does see the CD/DVD drive (see cut-n-paste below)

    No, I have not burned many disks. I have not used the drive extensively for a lot of music playing or DVD watching. Minimal, since we have other equipment around here for that.

    I put the CD/DVD into the drive (actually, its a program: TaxCut for Mac, so this is important that I get this working!), and close the door by pressing the F12 key. I hear nothing . No spinning of disks, no trundling of computer sounds. Just quite, as if I were staring at the Finder.

    I tried one music CD, both with and without iTunes running. Same problem.

    Interestingly, the exact same problem cropped up yesterday on my wife's Macbook, 13.3 inch, August 2006, 2 gig, Tiger 10.4. I closed it down, restarted, ran software update to get to the latest version of Tiger, restarted, and same problem.

    I live in Chicago. Maybe Chicago has something in the air that kills CD/DVD drives?

    Thanks in advance for any help and advice. here is the cut-n-paste from About My Mac for the CD/DVD drive:

    PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-106D:

    Manufacturer: PIONEER
    Model: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-106D
    Revision: A606
    Serial Number: CIDL121148WL
    Drive Type: CD-RW/DVD-RW
    Disc Burning: Apple Supported/Shipped
    Removable Media: Yes
    Detachable Drive: No
    Protocol: ATAPI
    Unit Number: 0
    Socket Type: Internal

  • hambonemac May 15, 2008

    When I insert cd, there is a whirring clicking sound for a few seconds, then it either spits it out or cd just doesn't show up on desktop or if it does show up and I try to burn then it spits it out.  I am way behind on software and not that long ago just now installed Tiger which I had bought ages ago ("working fine why mess with it" logic).  This problem has just occurred since Tiger was installed (thus the old "working fine" logic reinforced). Ideas? 

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Ok,

1. Have you burned discs often?

2. Have you tested it with different cds or dvds?

3. Do you receive an error message like "-36"?

4. If you go to top left APPLE/ABOUT THIS COMPUTER/ ATA
or
APPLE/ABOUT THIS COMPUTER/ DISC BURNING, what is noted there?

5.If you put your ear next to the drive with a disk in it, does it make a churning sound while the disc is spinning?

6. WHat is your computer's serial number?





Keep me posted.

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