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CD Player(iBookG4)

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#1 iBookG4


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Posted 15 June 2010 - 07:46 PM

The Cd Player in my iBook wasn't accepting the blank cds... kept spitting them out. On the third try a small thin black ribbon came out with it. Any ideas what happened? Is this repairable or suggestions for other options? Thanks, K.

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 09:42 PM

Well I would be able to repair it but you most likely not, nothing on a mac is easy to repair, I would get an external dvd drive or a new mac such as a new mac book. I'm going to get a iBook next week sometime and replace the hard drive but that wont help on the CD drive as that is buried a lot deeper than that.

external drives they are more expensive than expected:

HP: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...0-048-_-Product

Plextor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...9-059-_-Product

Edited by computerxpds, 15 June 2010 - 09:47 PM.

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#3 Buddyme2


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Posted 16 June 2010 - 02:02 AM

Apple Computers: Troubleshooting the slot load optical disc drive
You can replace an iBooks optical yourself, it is difficult but doable.
Click on your model iBook for DIY instructions
External/Internal Superdrives starting from $32.99 & $59.99 US

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 12:16 PM

Thank you both for your helpful information! Peace

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