Disk ejecting

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Maxwell
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When i load a disk into my Quicksilver G4 computer it goes through the motion of loading but then it just eject the disk. I have sat by my computer for 1/2 hour to load every times.
I used other disk and the same has happen. For some reason it will not except any disk.
Had my computer serviced and all was well. Until this.
Any feedback would be well appreciated.
I know the wedding is today so there is no hurry.
I predict she will have a child next year. She is 29 and she got to get motoring.

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Maxwell wrote:
When i load a disk into my Quicksilver G4 computer it goes through the motion of loading but then it just eject the disk. I have sat by my computer for 1/2 hour to load every times.
I used other disk and the same has happen. For some reason it will not except any disk.
Had my computer serviced and all was well. Until this.
Any feedback would be well appreciated.

Best fix is to replace the drive.

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Sounds like a faulty drive. They're cheap to buy - here are some on eBay - and a simple DIY replacement job, if you're handy with a screwdriver. Even if you need to get someone in to do that changeover, it should only take a few minutes - literally!

Martin - DVdoctor in moderation. Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

Dave R Smith
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Maxwell wrote:
Had my computer serviced and all was well. Until this.

Is it first time drive used since service?
Not usual (for me anyway) to have pc serviced, so what was nature of all work done - so we can eliminate other stuff.
Is it possible the connector (check both ends) has become loose/damaged in transit - also they tend to dangle inside and may inadvertantly have been caught by hand when doing something else?

My 3 month old pc had a problem with dvd drive, power was there, but in middle of batch job pc decided it couldn't communicate with dvd drive and put up error message.

I had a couriered replacement and yes it was a 2 minute job, and it did fix it.

I don't know much about checking firmware, but guess that's a contender - could the service guy have updated this and it's not compatible for some reason.
Probably worth checking with service guy in case.

I'm not aware of such drives influencing ability to conceive.

Maxwell
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Just out of interest how come i can play some DVD but not software items?.
Many thanks for all the replies.
I need to look at a manual for the G4 Quicksilver to see what is involved as i have no idea.

Dave R Smith
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We're geting mixed messages:
>For some reason it will not except any disk.
>Just out of interest how come i can play some DVD but not software items?.

Please clarify above contradictory messages.

In my case I tried to play a commercial DVD movie, to prove it wasn't media related.
If you are saying commercial DVD movies play OK, I'm no expert, but my focus would go back to firmware.

If you are saying it will not accept your blanks, but all else OK, I'd try a different batch and/or m/f of blank.

foxvideo
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A classic sign of a 'dying drive' on a Mac, had it happen with several of my Mac's over the years - will play / load some discs but not others.

Takes literally minutes to change the drive for a new one.

Dave Farrants Fox Video Editing

Maxwell
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Did some tests and i think my explanation was not very clear.
1 Loaded a professional DVD disk. Which opened in my DVD PLAYER and played the movie.
2. A member of this forum sent me a installing disk for Tiger. DVD-R 1-8X Speed. Which will load but the disk is rejected.
3. Loaded the disk into my wifes Apple computer the round dome computer with the moving screen. This was also rejected.
I have come to the conclusion? Could it be the disk or a question of replacing my drive?
Sorry if i was a bit limited on correct information. This tech department is my weak point.

PaulD
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Hi
Is it an official Apple install disk? Or a DIY copy?
If it is an Apple disk is it a proper black 'Retail' version disk.
Or is it a grey one from another type of Mac - which will only install on the correct type of Mac.

Dave R Smith
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I don't know much about macs, but at mo' your tests have consisted of 1 movie dvd and 1 non-conventional software dvd.
Suggest you try several movie dvd's, 2 or more blanks of different m/f.
At the moment on a test sample of 2 diagnosing at a distance is impossible.
Can't comment on software dvd's and how to test them being unfamiliar with macs.

Maxwell
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Thank you all. As this is a non-commercial DVD the fault is with the speed.
Many thanks and wonderful support this forum delivers.
I have a very good computer Apple Mac friend in Canada who looked at this disk and he advised to make a new copy. Before going down the road of an Optical Drive.
Talking to him in iChat plus i'm amazed and so is he when he takes over my computer.
The only difference is the time scale. But worth staying up.

Maxwell
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An update on my Optical Drive. Bought one and installed to my old 2nd faithful Quicksilver computer. Updated to Tiger and she is run a treat. Will be able to teach a younger member of the family how to edit.
Thank you all who contributed with my problem.
"THANKS"

tom hardwick
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Do DVD/CD drives 'wear out', make less good discs? I've been burning discs on my Pioneer 112 for many a year and I can't believe how reliable its been and fo so little money, too.

foxvideo
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As for 'wearing out', I don't know, but I have replaced many non working CD/DVD drives over the years for many people. I 'hoover' out my DVD drives (reverse the hoover hose to blow) and this has 'rescued' a faulty drive on more then one occasion.

Dave Farrants Fox Video Editing

Dave R Smith
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tom hardwick wrote:
Do DVD/CD drives 'wear out', make less good discs? I've been burning discs on my Pioneer 112 for many a year and I can't believe how reliable its been and fo so little money, too.

I have had a couple fail, one fairly new, another years old, but on 'do they wear out' I always use data verification, to ensure it's gremlin free... well atleast an exact copy of source data.

Maxwell
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So what is basically making them fail? Dust? open and closing and inserting a new disk?
From a non-professional point of view, its like a clutch on the car.