Question about Apple Powerbook G4 15" 1.5GHz SuperDrive Mac Notebook
There Could be many Problems. Make sure that you replaced a DVD Drive which is Compatible with this Model. Have you tried to use a Different Brand of DVD? If not, use it. It might make a Difference.
The most likely problem is bad media. Are you using a major name brand DVD blank? Is the DVD itself clean? Some players are better able to cope with poorly made DVDs. CD's, having a lot less info on them often work in DVD drives that won't accept a DVD. Commercial DVDs are high quality,and therefore, again, easier for a slightly finicky drive to read.Try burning a DVD using a major brand, the kind you buy one per package, not 25 or 50. Let me know if that works.
If problem remains Unsolved, the only suggestion I have is to try to determine whether the problem is in the DVD drive or software. If you can borrow an External DVD Drive that is either USB or Firewire, make sure it can read a DVD that your built-in one can't. Then plug it into your Mac and see if it can read the same DVD. If it can, then it's your DVD drive that is faulty. If it cannot, then you have a software problem which I would suggest you fix by reinstalling the Mac OS from the original installation CDs or DVD. You can do this without losing your files. Just follow the directions in the Installer carefully.
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Posted on Dec 13, 2009
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